Ae Ae Phyo Aung with her daughter, Thada, and her husband, Kyaw Ye Naing. Photo: Team Ceritalah
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

For Myanmar’s young women, tourism provides a way out of poverty

  • Working women are frowned upon in Myanmar society but for housekeeping supervisor Ae Ae Phyo Aung who earns up to US$400 a month, tourism is a way to a more prosperous future
  • The 39-year-old earns more than her husband and her salary goes towards savings and luxury items

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Ae Ae Phyo Aung with her daughter, Thada, and her husband, Kyaw Ye Naing. Photo: Team Ceritalah
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Manila mayor Isko Moreno celebrates his election earlier this year. Photo: AP
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Is Manila’s mayor Isko Moreno the man to replace Rodrigo Duterte as president?

  • After 100 days in office, Moreno has become a minor sensation in Philippine politics, having risen from the slums to become mayor of the capital
  • Moreno has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate for 2022, inviting comparisons with Duterte and also Indonesian President Joko Widodo

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Manila mayor Isko Moreno celebrates his election earlier this year. Photo: AP
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