In Kawhmu, a rural district south of Rangoon, elderly voters, perhaps those most used to an early wake-up, file into the voting booth.
The town of Mrauk-U in Arakan State has suffered the greatest impact from monsoonal flooding.
UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Yanghee Lee began her third official visit to the country today. Lee will tour Burma for five days.
DVB speaks to Sayadaw Nanujjota-Bhivamsa of the international Buddhist Meditation Centre (IBMC) near Kathmandu about the Nepalese earthquake.
Burma is sending more than 500 athletes to Singapore in June and will compete in 31 of 36 sports events at the games.
International rights groups condemn the violent attacks on protestors, and denounce the police for drafting in pro-government thugs to assist them.