1. Unbeknownst to Thai officials, female genital mutilation is a widespread practice that goes uncontrolled in southern Thailand, where the majority of the population is Muslim in a Buddhist country. In this story, one woman rationalizes the choice to cut her baby daughter to her older daughter, who has already been cut.
2. After five decades under the red pen, Myanmar is abolishing censorship, which will put its chief censor out of a job. Now free to pursue his own writing ambition, the man whose unforgiving cuts earned him the nickname the "Literary Torturer," will pen a memoir in which he explores the difficulty of the daily decisions he faced on the censorship board. Censors, after all, were censored too.