Burmese refugee embraces new life in Australia

BurmaJuly 17, 2014 – Reported on AustraliaFORUM.com – A remote refugee camp in Thailand is a long way from the hustle and bustle of Canberra, but for one woman, the move has transformed her life.

Tar Eh Paw Gay has revealed how she had to flee her native Burma at the age of three after her village was burned to the ground, and how she ended up in the refugee camp where she grew up.

Tar Eh Paw Gay fled her native Burma at age 3

Now, she lives with her husband and son in Canberra, has become an Australian citizen and aims to improve her English.

Tar and her family crossed the Burmese border into neighbouring Thailand, where they eventually settled for the next 17 years at the Mae La refugee camp in the country’s north eastern province.

via Burmese refugee embraces new life in Australia.

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