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Valentines from Deep South – Day Three

Day Three. Sunday, 15 February 2015 Yesterday was a day of investment. Today is my payback day. Naturally, I aim to take as much as...

Valentines from Deep South – Day Two

Day Two. Saturday, 14 February 2015 Today’s Valentine’s Day. I have always claimed that Shans are entitled to celebrate it, because they have their own...

Valentines from Deep South – Day One

Day One. Friday, 13 February 2015 Yes, it is Friday the 13th. But due to my appointment with the hospital, I had missed the trip...

KOKANG CONFLICT: Infringement of sovereignty, a false excuse?

The Kokang armed conflict, which started out on the 9 February, has developed into an all out war of words against the non-Burman, ethnic...

DEED of COMMITMENT For Peace and Reconciliation

This is an historic moment as it is the first time that a President of Myanmar has formally signed a commitment to build a...

UNION DAY INTERIM AGREEMENT: The President needs to go the extra mile

Thein Sein's government has tried two times within a time span of a little more than one month to deliver a diplomatic coup, but...

The Other Panglong agreements

Aside from the well knows 12 February 1947 agreement between Ministerial Burma and the Federated Shan States-Kachin Hills-Chin Hills, 3 other agreements are well...

To Hopeland and Back (XI) – Day 4

Day Four. Saturday, 31 January 2015. One friend has suggested whether I should rewrite Day Three because there is some sensitive information. I have thought...

INTERIM SOLUTION: From Comprehensive Single Text Negotiation to Peace Pledge Agreement?

Recently, two “interim solution” proposals, which is also known as interim arrangement, compromise solution, intermediate solution and temporary solution, but coined in German as...

To Hopeland and Back (XI) – Day 3

Day Three. Friday, 30 January 2015 The first thing I notice as we enter the meeting hall is the set of flags lined up along...

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