The Water Festival is in many ways a rain-dance, a way of making sacred the last drops of water for the year in the robust faith that the heavens will bestow rainwater in return. And in fact, it does seem to work.
Rare and ancient artefacts from Burma will appear outside of the country for the first time ever, in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Fishermen in Arakan State are being pushed out of their fishing grounds by bigger foreign commercial vessels. The fishing industry has grown unchecked and unregulated for 30 years and fish stocks have depleted significantly.
The lawyer representing jailed DVB reporter Zaw Pe announced on Thursday that he will launch an appeal against the sentence to a higher court.
DVB journalist, Zaw Pe, who was sentenced to prison for one year has been transferred to Thayet prison in Magwe Division.
Burma vows to protect aid workers in Arakan State after a briefing by the Arakan Commission concluded the government’s response to the violence was “sluggish”.
Lisu villagers who fled their homes in Shan State have been provided relief by Lashio locals. Meanwhile the TNLA deny allegations of abuse against the villagers.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss the proposed interfaith marriage law, which is now being considered by parliament, and recognition of LGBT rights.
Before his official visit to China on Tuesday, the Speaker of the Union Parliament, Shwe Mann, said China’s help and investment is essential for Burma’s reform process.