The murder of Par Gyi, a Burmese journalist who died in military custody, happened not long after I quit working for The Irrawaddy. At the time, I had stopped following Burmese news because I wanted to focus on our new life in Chonburi, so I didn’t learn about this incident until after I returned to Chiang Mai to work with DVB a year and a half later. I found this case deeply disturbing, and hoped that the newly installed NLD government would do something to address it, so I wrote this editorial calling on Burma’s new leaders to “take a long, hard look at a part of its recent history that some would rather forget.” As I write this two and a half years later (on December 10, 2018), however, there is no reason to believe that this will ever happen.
Another issue that has long troubled me is Canada’s long history of mistreating its indigenous people.
Here is the video:
Another post, about this article.