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September 27, 2010

Burma Says White Elephant Foretells Peace & Prosperity

Filed under: Burma/ Myanmar,elections,Feature Story,News — voaburmese @ 2:21 pm
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– VOA News

AP Photo: This captured white elephant is walking in the Rakhine state of Myanmar on September 24, 2010

Burma’s state media are hailing the capture of a rare, white elephant as a sign the country will enjoy peace, stability and prosperity under a new, elected government, as the media say it does under present military rule.

The official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said Saturday that the elephant, captured Thursday in western Rakhine state, is a source of national pride. The paper said the pachyderm is estimated to be 18 years old and is the fifth white elephant captured since 2001.

What do you think of the government’s belief in superstition, and why does the military government abide and run the country by these beliefs?

1 Comment »

  1. This is not the superstition. This is the belief of Buddhism.You can study in a lot of Buddhist scriptures mentioning about white elephant that can bring peace and prosperity to the country.

    Comment by Plote Byone — September 28, 2010 @ 9:42 am | Reply


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