Thursday, May 28, 2009

Karen People of Burma

Report: Karen People of Burma
Producer: Bridget Antwi
Over 2000 Karen people have been accepted into Canada since 2006. This is a profile of two Karen people, looking at their life in Burma and their journeys from refugee camps to Canada.

last tuesday, i received an email from mei tha informing me that he was featured on tv about 'karen in canada' months ago. i followed the link that he has provided and watched the documentary clip with my family.

mei tha is a good friend i have known way back during college through yoki, a close friend of mine and his wife now. there was a time that we have talked about mie tha's status as a refugee, his family, about the karen people and their struggle for political independence, the persecution they were experiencing being a minority in burma (now myanmar) and as christians. it was a humbling experience to learn all of these and yet i have seen peace in him.

i do missed them (yoki and mie tha), since they have moved to thailand and then to canada. i know they are more stories to tell to glorify the one above with all the blessings each they have recieved and the rich experiences they have encountered. it is simply an everyday miracle!

"history will never change because of politics or conquests or theories or wars;
that’s mere repetition, it’s been going on since the beginning of time.
history will only change when we are able to use the energy of love,
just as we use the energy of the wind, the seas, the atom.”
~~~ paulo coelho, zahir ~~~

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