Sydney: Fantastic Tales of a Former Burmese Boy Soldier (Part 1)

Apr 27, 2011

Violence, drugs and weapons. Life in Down Under's glitziest city may not be that different from that in the jungles of Burma.

Hla Oo was a former Burmese boy soldier who later deserted and later taught engineering, moved to Australia, started an import-export business, traded stocks and is writing and driving cabs while suffering from liver cirrhosis from an old battle wound. His blog is at


This post was originally published on Hla Oo’s Blog in October 2010.