The move marks the first time since the National League for Democracy took power in 2016 that commercial venues are to be allowed.
People in Burma have flocked onto the streets of Rangoon throughout this week, dancing and spraying water on one another to celebrate Thingyan festival and the ushering in of a traditional new year.
Thousands of visitors from Rangoon and the Irrawaddy region head to Yankinthar beach to escape the summer heat – and it’s bringing unexpected job opportunities for the local farmers.
The Buddhist New Year water festival, Thingyan, will be celebrated this weekend across Burma and for the second time in nearly three decades the old art of Thangyat is back[…]
Jailed Democratic Voice of Burma reporter has appeared in a court hearing inside Insein Prison compounds yesterday where he was facing an additional charge under the Electronic Act
Burmese took to the streets of Rangoon last week to celebrate Thingyan, the annual water festival that grants a rare license for the country to let its hair down and[…]
[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Waiting in the Shadow of Darkness/] Rangoon waits in the shadow of darkness of the general elections that are looming on the horizon. The ruling military regime’s (State Peace[…]
[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Rangoon bombings/] As thousands gathered in Rangoon last week to celebrate Burmese new year (‘Thingyan’), three bombs exploded in an area close to Kandawgyi lake and popular with revellers.[…]