The Rootless Generation, by Lam Yik Fei

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The civil war in Burma has a long history of 60 years. Hundreds and thousands of Burmese have been flooding the 7 refugee camps in Mae Sot since 25 years ago.

An old lady recalled the nightmare of seeing her relatives being raped; and a boy witnessed his teacher being murdered. The new-born generation loiter around in enclosed refugee camps wondering where their roots and future lie. NGOs find it difficult to get donations; and it is reported that the Thai government plan to close the camps. Will the refugees here lose their last peaceful garden? Deliberation is still ongoing before a final verdict on their future. Refugees here – men, women, and children of all ages and sizes – groan with hopes and dreams in the solemnest of silence.

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