Living in Yangon, the capital of Myanmar, Maung Maung Kyaw Win attends Rangoon University. However, he is growing ever more frustrated with the government's power over the country.
After coming to a pro-democracy demonstration on the campus of the school, Maung Maung is caught and doomed to spend 18 months in a detention center.
Many years later in 2005, Maung Maung has become a journalist. His determination has led him to write against the current military junta in Myanmar. Always risking persecution, Maung Maung has been writing under pseudonyms.
Eventually, however, the dangers of persecution inevitably catch up to Maung Maung and his family. After receiving death threats, Maung Maung knows he has to escape with his wife and daughter.
TO MAUNG MAUNG
Maung Maung drives to Cambodia first, followed by his wife and daughter. The journey is rough; Phnom Penh, Cambodia is about 689 miles (1109 kilometers) from Yangon. It takes about 13 and a half hours to drive there in a straight line.
Other factors like detours, certain routes, and obstacles make the road trip longer. Maung Maung and his family face a full day road trip with the absence of food, water, and other necessities. Only just some clothes are brought.