About Me

Kyaw Hsan Hlaing is an independent journalist and researcher from Burma’s Arakan State who writes feature, analysis, and op-ed articles as well as first-person accounts on human rights, humanitarian crises, political transitions, and issues related to civil war and the military coup in Burma. He was a guest contributing writer for a Pulitzer Centre project on intensive armed conflict in the western part of Burma, Arakan (Rakhine) State during 2018-20, and one of the Merit Award Winners of the Human Rights Press Awards in 2021.

Los Angeles Times

'My friends are being burned': Atrocities mount under Myanmar's junta

One person appears to have been trying to crawl to safety. Two others are locked in a haunting embrace on the ground. A few of the corpses have their hands tied. The charred remains of the 11 villagers in northwestern Myanmar tell the grisly story of their final moments. They were rounded up and beaten by soldiers hunting down resistance fighters. Some, if not all, were shot before they were trapped inside a hut next to a betel farm and set alight. “We saw the smoke, but we thought the soldi
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