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    I have already reported on the first part: Historical background. Part Two: Guardians of the Shan Plateau talks about the Saohpas (“Lords of the Sky), the rulers of the Shan…
    However, this time, I had gone there while I was still under the influence of fever accompanied by persistent coughs. Which prevented me from seeking as much knowledge and as…
    This is the second book written by Sao Sanda (a scion of the Yawnghwe Princely House) in 9 years. The first one is The Moon Princess: Memories of the Shan…
    My trip this time had two purposes: I haven’t been there for over 3 months now and I need to update myself with what’s happening there On 25 August, a…
    On 4-7 September, Col Htoo Htoo Lay, Advisor to the Peace Process Steering Team (PPST), the 8 person leading body of the 8 EAOs that signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement…
    Last week, there was a discussion on whether the Union constitution adopted in 2008—by questionable means―should be amended or rewritten.
    The following is a brief recap of what I have learned from different sources at different occasions during the period. I have learned from them. And I hope you are…
    This time, as readers who keep track of the country will know, I was there for the Union Peace Conference #3, according to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, or the Union…
    The trip came about due to the Pyidaungsu Institute (PI) Yangon Office’s plan to launch its latest work,” English-Myanmar Glossary of Federalism Terms,” on 16 May.
    The morning session begins with evaluation of the overall situation. Extracts: Most of our people are uninformed of what’s really happening around them. Many of them therefore are easily won…
    It was an honor to attend, observe and advise the Annual meeting of the almost 4 year old Committee for Shan State Unity (CSSU), the association of 3 political parties,…

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