The Tibetan spiritual leader says he has called on fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to ease tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma’s Arakan State.
In Kawhmu, a rural district south of Rangoon, elderly voters, perhaps those most used to an early wake-up, file into the voting booth.
Aung San Suu Kyi returned to Burma on Sunday and was greeted by crowds of supporters at Yangon International Airport.
A new amendment bill suggests easing constitutional articles 59 and 436(a) but not to the degree that reform campaigners have advocated.
Politicians who were denied the right to take up their seats in parliament have vowed to sue the leaders of the military junta that previously ruled Burma.
A commemoration ceremony for the co-founder of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and former political prisoner Win Tin was held in Rangoon on Tuesday.