The first international Lahu New Year celebration was held by the Lahu community on Jan. 11 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The international event saw thousands of Lahu people attend from Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and Myanmar. The New Year festivities will continue until Jan. 13. The Lahu people live in Shan State, as well as in China, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.
The Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) publishes daily independent news and information across Myanmar and around the world by satellite TV and the internet. DVB was founded in 1992 and is registered as a non-profit association in Thailand.