Migrant worker remittances have transformed the remote Magway Region village of Mauktin, but unscrupulous job brokers have left many residents under crushing debt.
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Migrant worker remittances have transformed the remote Magway Region village of Mauktin, but unscrupulous job brokers have left many residents under crushing debt.
A story by a former political prisoner, set on the other side of the thick green line that ruled Myanmar for fifty years. After waging war in the ethnic states, it is in the then-capital, Yangon, during the 1988 national uprising, where soldier Nyo Aung is compelled to question the authority of those above and accept responsibility for his own.

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