Exclusive interview with Salai Kipp Kho Lian on Chin National Day
18th February, 2006 – As the 58th anniversary of the Chin National Day is approaching day by day, the Chinland Guardian believes that our audience would be interested in hearing and reading a special
message on this auspicious Chin National Day by the leading Chin political figure like Salai Kipp Kho Lian. With that intention, our comments editor Salai Za Ceu Lian conducted an exclusive interview with Salai Kipp Kho Lian.
Chinland Guardian: : What does the Chin National Day mean to you? In your opinion, what do you think we should learn from the birth of CND? Can you reflect on that?
Salai Kipp Kho Lian: : We should celebrate Chin National Day with the true spirit of nationalism and national unity enshrined DEEPLY at the core of THIS auspicious day. On this da more than half a century ago the Chins achieved a victory over the ancient aristocratic system by means of a higher LEVEL OF POLITICAL CONCIOUSNESS, ie national consciousness (contrary to tribal one) and national unity thus effectively paving the way for the transformation of the whole Chin society to a new democratic era. We should let the true spirit of Chin National Day cut across all tribal and geographical divides. Chinland Guardian: On this special occasion of our historic day, what message you would like to send to the Chin people globally? Salai Kipp Kho Lian: : Let us pledge our full support to the Political Affairs Committee of Chinland, the united front of the Chin democratic struggle!
Let us join hands firmly with all nationalities of our country, including our Burman brothers!
Let us unitedly support the efforts of Mr. Kofi Annan in his efforts to address our country’s issue at the UNSC.
Chiland Guardian: : thanks a lot for your time and once again reminding our readers the importance of reaffirming the true spirit of nationalism as opposed to divisive tribalism. Happy Chin National Day! Salai Kipp Kho Lian: Thank you for having me. Keep up the good works!