MYANMAR / RETURNEES

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12-May-2017 00:01:23
Former Myanmar refugee Thant Zin Maung returned home last year from Thailand. After years in a rural camp, he and his family are now adjusting to their new life in big city Yangon. More refugees in Thailand are considering returning to Myanmar. UNHCR

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STORY: MYANMAR / RETURNEES
TRT: 01:23
SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE: BURMESE / NATS

DATELINE: 15-16 MARCH 2017, YANGON, MYANMAR / NUPO REFUGEE CAMP, THAILAND

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1. Aerial shot, Yangon’s Strand hotel and port area
2. Various shots, Yangon traffic
3. SOUNDBITE (Burmese) Thant Zin Maung, Refugee Returnee:
“Yangon is changing a lot. The car and transportation systems have changed. Technology has improved. I can get information on how to take the bus on my mobile phone.”
3. Med shot, Thant Zin Maung on his phone waiting for train
4. Wide shot, train passing by
5. Med shot, Thant Zin Maung sitting on the train to the elderly centre
6. Wide shot, houses as train is rolling
7. Wide shot, Thant Zin Maung serving food to his family
8. Med shot, his wife and two young boys sitting at the table
9. Close up, his younger boy eating
10. Wide shot Thant Zin Maung working with patient at elderly centre
11. SOUNDBITE (Burmese) Thant Zin Maung, Refugee Returnee:
“The trainers are welcoming and helpful. I told them I’m back from Thailand, so they are taking care of me.”
12. Med shot, Thant Zin Maung working with patient
13. Close up, Thant Zin Maung working with patient
14. Med shot, Thant Zin Maung playing with his youngest boy
15. Close up, younger boy kissing his dad and smiling
16. SOUNDBITE (Burmese) Thant Zin Maung, Refugee Returnee:
“My plan for the next 5 years is to own a house, a car, provide good education to the children, live with my family happily together. I believe that my life will be fulfilled.”
17. Aerial shot, Nupo refugee camp in Thailand

STORYLINE:

Former Myanmar refugee Thant Zin Maung returned home last year from Thailand. After years in a rural camp, he and his family are now adjusting to their new life in big city Yangon.

SOUNDBITE (Burmese) Thant Zin Maung, Refugee Returnee:
“Yangon is changing a lot. The car and transportation systems have changed. Technology has improved. I can get information on how to take the bus on my mobile phone.”

Thant Zin Maung and his family lived in a Thai camp for 10 years.

His boys were born there. Now the family has come home.

Thant Zin Maung is being trained to care for the elderly.

SOUNDBITE (Burmese) Thant Zin Maung, Refugee Returnee:
“The trainers are welcoming and helpful. I told them I’m back from Thailand, so they are taking care of me.”

The return home has given the family hope.

SOUNDBITE (Burmese) Thant Zin Maung, Refugee Returnee:
“My plan for the next 5 years is to own a house, a car, provide good education to the children, live with my family happily together. I believe that my life will be fulfilled.”

More refugees in Thailand are considering returning to Myanmar.
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