Myanmar’s Radical Buddhist Group Gets Rebuked

Myanmar’s nationalist Buddhist group known as The Committee for the Protection of Nationality and Religion (Ma Ba Tha) has suddenly found itself losing support from government officials and the online community. First, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein boldly declared in public that Ma Ba Tha is “unnecessary and redundant” since there is […]

Wellingtonians carving out family life in Myanmar

Somewhere on the edge of Yangon, Myanmar some children speaking a variety of languages are playing in a pool. Two women sit watching the children play. Both are Wellingtonians, living in Myanmar where their husbands work, getting used to bringing up children in a culture far removed from their own. It’s the life of expat […]