Muskets and melodies kicked off celebrations for the 70th Chin National Day in Mindat, Chin State, on Monday, commemorating the remote region’s long struggle for democracy and self-determination.
“At the age of 10, I got my tattoos,” says Ma Lha Sen.
Min Aung Hlaing congratulated incoming president Htin Kyaw and pledged cooperation, after he was elected as the country’s ninth president.
A special sitting of Burma’s Union Parliament elected Htin Kyaw as the country’s first democratically-elected president since 1962.
The military questioned the NLD’s presidential picks, as tensions simmered between the two sides before parliament votes on who should get the top job.
Burma moves another step closer to choosing its next president and vice-presidents.