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Shan New Year heralds year of peace

Shan New Year heralds year of peace

Chinese astrologers have predicted that 2015 will be a year for peace and harmony, according to ethnic Chinese visitors to the all Shan State Shan New Year festival in Taunggyi, the state capital.

“2015 is the Year of the Goat or Sheep,” said a respectable source who asks anonymity. “It is the 8th sign of the zodiac. For Chinese, #8 is a lucky sign for all those born under the 12 signs. It is also a symbol for peace and harmony.”

 

Happy Shan New year!

Happy Shan New year!

Tomorrow, Saturday, 22 November 2014, also happens to be the First Day of the First Lunar Month Year 2109, of the Shans.

As Shans, let alone non-Shans, know very little about their own New Year, we are reproducing here excerpts from the paper written by Monthip Sirithaikhongchuen, Shan scholar who lives in Thailand, in 2008. Our sincere thanks to Shan Cultural Association (UK) for permission to reprint it-Editor

Stalling constitutional amendment to uphold “disciplined democracy”?

Stalling constitutional amendment to uphold “disciplined democracy”?

On the heels of military law makers rejection of  Articles 59(f) and Article 436, including many other provisions in the 2008, military-drafted Constitution, Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann told a press conference on 10 November that any changes or amendment of it will have to wait until after next year’s general elections.

Thai authorities demand monitoring of EAO meetings

Thai authorities demand monitoring of EAO meetings

Thai officials returning to Chiangmai from last week’s security meeting in Pisanulok, headquarters of the Third Regional Army that oversees security along the Thai-Burmese border, have said that meetings, seminars and workshops being planned by ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in Thailand should be notified in advance to them.

Peace Process: Balancing optimism with pessimistic views

Peace Process: Balancing optimism with pessimistic views

SHAN has not met anyone who says he/she is either optimistic or pessimistic about the ongoing peace process in Burma. Everyone seems to think he/she is realistic. And they may be right.

Myanmar's reform miracle stalls

Euphoria that accompanied early post-junta accomplishments fades as leaders realise how great an uphill climb the country faces.

The East Asia Summit in Nay Pyi Taw last week was meant to be the country's crowning glory, and evidence that the government had successfully introduced political and economic reforms.

Under the Buddha’s shade - Day 3

Under the Buddha’s shade - Day 3

Day Three: Saturday,8 November 2014.

We didn’t have time to visit the Western Hills also known as the Buddha Hills, as the shape of the mountain looks from afar like a man lying on his back.

Under the Buddha’s shade - Day 2

Under the Buddha’s shade - Day 2

Day Two. Friday, 7 November 2014
I have a date with a Miao maiden today. At my age.

She is one of the guides at the ticketing office of the ethnic village right beside Yunnan’s biggest Lake, Dianchi. About 18, or maybe younger, perhaps the same age as my granddaughter..

Under the Buddha’s shade - Day 1

Under the Buddha’s shade - Day 1

Day 1. 6 November 2014

On the Machiavellian flight

So I’m back to school. Even at my age. That is whenever I’m on a trip and nothing better to do.

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