The government has returned 5,000 acres of land to residents in Mandalay’s Tada-U, after confiscating it in 1993 to make way for construction of an airport.
DVB spent a day with 11 year old mahout, Nga Sint, and his two Asian elephants, as he works all day to find enough food to feed the giant beasts and then uses them in ordination ceremonies.
Beth MacdonaldApr 30, 2009 (DVB), On the surface, the ceremony held last weekend in the small Thai village of Piang Luang was a lavish affair, attracting exiled Shan from across[…]
Mar 27, 2009 (DVB), Buddhist monks in central Burma have launched a petition to protest against government restrictions that prevent them from freely conducting a traditional Burmese Buddhist ceremony. Government[…]
Feb 13, 2009 (DVB), National League for Democracy members in Rangoon, Mandalay and Magwe divisions and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, held celebrations yesterday to mark Union Day. At the party headquarters[…]
May 21, 2008 (DVB), Local police in Taunggok, Arakan State, disrupted a water pouring ceremony held by local residents and National League for Democracy members on Monday to mark the[…]