Burmese Student at Colorado University

Chu May Paing isn’t sure she can call herself an American or a Burmese. Paing, a first-year graduate student at CU, has a visa that tells her she’s an “alien” on U.S. soil. Her own mother in Myanmar told her she is “no longer Burmese.” Paing came to the U.S. after winning a green card […]

Myanmar’s 1st MMA champ Aung La N Sang: ‘I’m no politician, but I fight for my people

SINGAPORE: Aung La N Sang feels good. “Amazing”, even, with barely a week having passed since he was crowned Myanmar’s first-ever mixed martial arts (MMA) champion. On June 30, willed on by a thunderous Yangon home crowd, the 32-year-old underdog stunned his undefeated opponent to capture the middleweight title belt of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest […]