Dr Cynthia Maung was chosen as an Asian Hero of Time Magazine in its 2003, 28th April issue.
“Healer of Broken Souls”:Time describes Dr Cynthia as a hero of Asia for 2003, who was also the laureate of Ramon Magsaysay Award, regionally known as Asia’s Nobel Prize, while she is currently operating in a remote hospital in Mae Sot where refugees and Burmese immigrant workers were taken care for years.
Because of her commitment and hard-working endeavors to refugees and Burmese immigrant workers for more then ten years, five international awards has been adding up including Ramon Magsaysay(Asia’s Nobel’s Prize), Jonathan Mann Award from the United States for Heath and Human Rights and John Humphery Freedom Award from Canada.
VOA Burmese Service Stringer interviewd Dr. Cynthia Maung on her dedication and commitment to the cause of humanitarian needs in Thai-Burma border area. She also talked about her vision and efforts on helping orphanage and setting up school for them. Dr. Cynthia has extended her gratitude and acknowlegement for the support of the international community.
Dr. Khin saw Win, A Lecturer of Alberta University, Canada, who used to volunteer at Mae Taw Clinic during Summer recalls about Dr. Cynthia's passion towards her commitment without taking any benefit for herself. Dr. Khin Saw Win also expressed that Dr. Cynthia is not only taking care of the patients in that area but also who are in need of help regardless of who they are or where they come from.