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The former official, a Rohingya man named Bhi Ahmad, was shot dead while attending a village meeting.
Aye Kyu Lay, vice-president of the Myanmar Motion Picture Organisation, discusses how Burma’s film industry is coping with the country’s greater openness in the wake of recent reforms.
Armed groups that signed last year’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement call the Burmese military’s refusal to negotiate with some non-signatory groups “detrimental” to the country’s peace effort.
Maung Aye left his poor village for Hpakant, where he risks his life each day to find the one jade stone that will lift him out of poverty.