Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Power of a Photo

Being a follower of Borderline Collective on facebook (the art gallery and coffee shop in Mae Sot), I was sent a link to an article in The Irrawaddy:


This photo was taken on the rubbish dumps outside Mae Sot. This is the kind of situation many of the Burmese students see or have been through in their lives. Brings tears to your eyes.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Political Prisoners Released Today

Today in Burma some of the highest profile political prisoners (people almost as important to the Burmese as Aung San Suu Kyi) were released. Is this a good sign? 

The government released  – Min Ko Naing, Ashin Gambira, Khun Tun Oo, Ko Ko Gyi, Khin Nyunt and many more. There is still a great deal of suspision surrounding the government though but we can at least hope this is a step in the right direction. We hope our Burmese friends feel the same!