The English football club Leeds United may be kicking itself this week after its boisterous announcement that it will be bringing the squad to Burma next month was met with widespread condemnation.
DVB’s “Doh Pyay Doh Myay” team finds hardship and hope in a Kachin State camp for those internally displaced by conflict.
The Burmese fans were forced to walk through throngs of Malaysia supporters and the scenes turned ugly.
Malaysia is considering pulling its side out of the Suzuki Cup in protest over Burma’s crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims.
Security will be tight in Rangoon and Napyidaw’ when the AFF Championship kicks off later this month following a series of unsavoury incidents involving hooliganism in recent years.
For Rohingyas living in Malaysia, football helps to break down barriers with citizens of their adopted homeland.