I have had the chance to travel to several places in Myanmar in the past ten years. Two states that are in the spotlight of international news are the Rakhine and Kachin states.
Thai Photojournalist Suthep Kritsanavarin has worked on an investigative report on the Rohingyas since 2008, chronicling their horrifying journeys from Burma and Bangladesh to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and even to Australia.
There are thousands of refugees displaced by civil war between Myanmar government and Kachin ethnic rebel group called Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
The All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF) is one of the last armed groups to sign a ceasefire agreement with the Myanmar government.
Like many Asian countries, Burma has a strong male-dominated culture with the popular belief that one reincarnates as males or females according to the good or bad deeds in his/her past lives.
Burma has opened from years of isolation but beneath the flurry of changes lie layers of secrecy and untold tales of social division.