LFM News Service 11-23-18

State Counsellor urges religions to lead followers on right path
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday urged the country’s religious leaders to guide their followers on the right path to encourage dialogue and avoid interfaith conflicts.  Read More

Myanmar's government won a landslide victory in 2015. It may not be so lucky next time
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi led her political party to a landslide victory three years ago, ending decades of military-backed rule and raising hopes for democracy. Today, the dominance of her ruling party — the National League for Democracy — is gradually eroding ahead of the country's next election in 2020.  Read More

Foreign Visitor Numbers Up Despite Dip in Western Tourists
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism says Myanmar received more than 2.8 million foreign visitors this year through the end of October, a slight increase compared to the same period last year.  Read More

Sri Ksetra: UNESCO Treasure to Discover on a Short Break from Yangon
Amid the furor over Bagan’s precarious application for UNESCO World Heritage listing this year, it shouldn’t be forgotten that Myanmar already has one World Heritage site. Sri Ksetra (often pronounced Thayekhittaya), along with the ancient cities of Beikthano and Halin, were the locations of Myanmar’s mighty Pyu kingdom and were given a coveted place on UNESCO’s list in 2014. The Pyu kingdom flourished between 200 BC and AD 900. Today, most travelers to the city of Pyay in Bago Region come to visit the impressive Pyu sites of Sri Ksetra.  Read More

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