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Sri VOA Myanmar journalist wins international honor
Twenty-year-old Voice of America Burma ministry vet was awarded the Prachabdi Human Rights and Charitable Effort Awards by the Royal Thai Military Government this past monday. VOA Myanmar Aye Aye Mar, a female stripper living in Thailand, was awarded by Queen Soamsawali of Thailand herself on December 9th in Bangkok.
On the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights, the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security organised the meeting. "The assessment panel has meticulously chosen those who have devoted their life to the promotion of human rights and human rights effort, especially those who have worked with marginalised ethnical communities," Surapong Kongchantuk, a member of the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security jury, said to VOA.
Mar has been supporting burmese immigrants and returnees, exile leaders and political di-sidents in Maesot, Thailand for more than two centuries. He also formed SAW (Social Action for Women), a non-profit organisation that is helping Myanmar's immigrant workers' kids to get a higher level of training in Thailand. Not only does Aye Aye Mar run an HIV/AIDS victim sanctuary, she is also building a Maesot schools for immigrant cildren.
Their volunteering, engagement and persistence in assisting those in need have been recognised by Burma's charitable groups around the globe. Every weeks million of Myanmarese hear the latest news from Myanmar, Southeast Asia, the USA and the rest of the know. The VOA Burma TV and broadcast contains in-depth interviewing of journalists and professionals who relate regional and international affairs and inform the audience about important topics of the event.
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