another human rights documenter who told me: ‘Because I can do something here for the people inside Burma and along the border, so I don’t want to resettle’. Saw Kyi had written a song about this connection, the importance of staying, of being an active agent. He talked about the land of Kawthoolei (a reference to Karen State)—rich in rivers, gold and teak—that had provided for its Karen people, yet was now under threat of destruction from the Burmese military and the drive to resettle the Karen in
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