Media reports in China reveal that Moe Set Wine was the runner-up in the Miss Chinese International contest in 2009 under the name Yang Xinrong.
Indian-Burmese meditation guru Goenka, 90, passed away at his home in Mumbai on 29 September, but his ashes were brought back to the country of his birth.
Burma has crowned a Miss Universe contestant for the first time in over 50 years.
Conservative ideals in a society where age is often valued over innovation mean that the country’s leaders are mostly seniors.
Some 120 inmates have been stranded for seven days on an island near Moulmein while being transferred from Kawthaung prison following a riot.