SEA Junction March 2023 Agenda

This month, we continue to advocate for keeping Myanmar in the public attention and honoring the spirit of Myanmar people’s resilience through our ongoing art exhibition and our online #WhatsHappeninginMyanmar Monthly Updates.

Bangkok Photo Exhibit Portrays Plight of Myanmar Refugee

The United Nations estimates that nearly 1 million people have been internally displaced since the takeover and tens of thousands of people have either left the country or are camping along the 1,500-kilometer-long border with Thailand. Organized by SEA Junction, the work by photographers Yan Naing Aung, Zin Koko, media collective Visual Rebellion Myanmar, and Aung Naing Soe documents the plight of villagers displaced by the conflict between December 2021 and March 2022.

Challenges of A Displaced Housewife

It is very challenging to live in such a chaotic, collapsed, and lawless situation (a kind of failed state) in Myanmar. It affects a family’s unity, happiness, economy, and social status. There is no peace everywhere, not only in the family but in our minds as well as among relatives. I believe that the problems will be lessened once the country is back to normal. This experience taught me that politics is for everyone in the country.

Life in Myanmar after the Coup

I joined the resistance and went into some sort of military training which lasted 7 days only but every day was a different hell. It was kind of a hideout and a bit far from my city (Yangon). Up to 3 out of 10 people could not make it to the end. I somehow made it to the end but it took a lot of effort. However, I do not want to sacrifice for such people who look for their own sake and are willing to let others to death.