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Myanmar: A Childhood Spent Scavenging

Irrawaddy reports about a twelve-year-old scavenger called Maung Chan Thar, whose name means “Master of Wealth” in Burmese.

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  • Denys Goldthorpe

    Whats happening to children like Maung Chan Thar is enough to make you cry. Thitsaphout Than Shwe is responsible for all the outrages against children. The lack of care and just basic sanitation is obvious. If you are a friend or of Than Shwe and rich enough then you can go to school and not have to scavenge to just stay alive. I wonder how Thitsaphout Than Shwe would cope if he had to scavenge.

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