Singers from Burma to Celebrate Chin National Day in Malaysia
15 February 2012: A group of Burma’s well-known Chin and Kachin singers Ms. Chaw Su Khin, Sangpi, Thun Kham and L. Lwin Wa are to entertain fans at the 64th Chin National Day celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A grand preparation of the much-awaited event is in full swing as thousands of people, mainly refugees and asylum seekers living in Malaysia, are expected to turn up to the celebration where the quartette will entertain.
One of the Chin community leaders in Malaysia said they are excited about the Chin National Day celebration this time round as it will include a variety of programmes on the day.
“In addition to the excitement about the singers’ entertainment, we are planning to have a series of sessions for different Chin traditional dances, fashion shows in various Chin costumes, a Miss Chin-Malaysia beauty contest and so on.”
With an entry fee of 10 Ringgits, the event is set to start from 10am to 5pm next Monday at the main hall of Wisma FGA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where over 45,000 Chin refugees are currently stranded after having fled from Chin State, Burma.
The singers are also scheduled to sing gospel songs at a night worship service programmed by the Zophei Christian Fellowship based in Pudu area of Kuala Lumpur on 20 February.
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang