On a street there is nothing unusual in the sight of a man walking ahead while his wife follows a few paces behind carrying the bundles.
The apparent paradox of these observations is, in fact, quite an accurate indication of the rather special place that Burmese women occupy in our society.
The Seventeen Articles, passed in 1873 safeguarded freedom of the press.
In 1878, after Lower Burma was annexed by Great Britain, the Vernacular Press Act was passed, which attempted to repress propaganda against the British government in local language newspapers.
At the weekend, the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led a protest rally against what he called the “genocide” of the Rohingya minority, saying “enough is enough”.
And the UN’s rights agency has said the Rohingya may be victims of “crimes against humanity”, and that Burma “has largely failed to act on the recommendations made in a report by the UN Human Rights Office”.
An analysis of satellite images by Human Rights Watch found hundreds of buildings in Rohingya villages have been razed.
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Or, in an agricultural family, the wife may be helping with the planting, the reaping, the winnowing.
If her husband is a cartman, a Burmese woman may perform her share of the labor.
Buddhist-majority Myanmar is culturally conservative when it comes to sex and relationships.
As freedom of speech and expression become entrenched in Myanmar, we may soon start to see some dating culture emerge from behind the lakeside umbrellas where Burmese couples now do all of their canoodling.