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Hlawn Kip Thluai Speaks: “Chin women need to take their destiny into their own hands”

May 10, 2013 Chinland Guardian CG Note: At the occasion of Mother Day, the Chinland Guardian is pleased to present the conversation with Pi Hlawn Kip Thluai, daughter of Zahau Chief Thang Tin Lian and his chief wife (nutak) Pi Hniar Cuai. Pi Hlawn Kip Thluai is the first woman from Chin Hills to graduate High School and from Rangoon University. She talks about family, the role of women in Chin society, the education system in Burma and her view on politics. She now lives in California.
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Transparency & Accountability Needed in Kaladan Project: Interview with Isaac Khen

10 October 2012 (Chinland Guardian): The Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, a multi-million dollar joint venture agreed in 2008 between India and Burma, is designed to connect the eastern Indian seaport of Kolkata with Sittwe port of Rakhine State in Burma by sea, and link Sittwe to Mizoram via river and road transport through Chin State.
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They Didn't Release Us out of Pure Heart: Interview with Freed Chin Activist

17 January 2012: Anthony Kap Khan Khual, leader of the youth wing of Zomi National Congress, was released during last week’s presidential pardon after spending four of his eight-year sentence in Pathein Prison. He was charged and convicted under the Electronic Act. He spoke to Chinland Guardian’s Salai Nyein Chan in this exclusive interview.
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Ceasefire is Not Surrender: Interview with CNF Negotiation Team Leader

13 January 2012: Dr. Sui Khar is leader of the Chin National Front's negotiating team, which recently signed a 9-point ceasefire agreement with the Chin State Government, which effectively ended 23 years of fighting between the Burmese Army and the Chin National Army. In this exclusive interview with Chinland Guardian, Dr. Sui Khar explains about the peace process and details of their recent discussions in Hakha.
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Only Suu Kyi and Her Father Can Be Trusted: Interview with Pu Cin Sian Thang

12 January 2012 [CG Note: As Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party (NLD) decides to re-enter the Burmese political scene, many of the ethnic parties who have stood by the NLD and joined the boycott of the 2010 elections are now in a dilemma. Chinland Guardian’s Salai Nyein Chan talked to Pu Cin Sian Thang of the Zomi National Congress in this exclusive interview.  A veteran Chin politician and leader of the Zomi National Congress who was elected in the 1990 elections, Pu Cin Sian Thang has spent a lifetime in Burmese politics. A former political prisoner, Pu Cin Sian Thang’s son and nephew are now serving long-term jail sentences on their political roles during the 2007 uprising in Burma.]
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Cessation of Hostilities a Must to Kick-start Peace Process: Interview with CNF Foreign Affairs Secr

22 November 2011 - [CG Note: Dr. Sui Khar is Foreign Affairs Secretary of Chin National Front, and was part of a two-member CNF delegation headed by Chairman Pu Zing Cung during their meeting with Burma’s cabinet minister on November 19. He also currently serves as Secretary-General of the Ethnic Nationalities Council (ENC), a multi-ethnic alliance based in exile.]
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