Chin Forum Magazine Published In Commemoration Of Its Tenth Anniversary
To mark the tenth anniversary of its inception, the Chin Forum published the first magazine which will be distributed at the Chin historical seminar to be held at Mizoram University in Aizawl, India next week.
Salai Kipp Kho Lian, Secretary of Chin Forum Magazine Committee 2008 said: “I personally believe that the readers, Chin or non-Chin alike, will realize the long struggle and sacrifices of the Chin for democracy, freedom and federalism. The readers will also realize that a lot of our Chin leaders had unitedly struggled and moreover laid down their lives for the sake of our freedom.”
“Through this magazine we hope that the receptive ears of the new generations will hear the battle cries of the old generations and come forward to carry on the noble cause of the Chin peoples,” added a founding member and coordinator of the Chin Forum.
The magazine, among other features, will highlight the Chin Forum chronology of events (1998-2008) to inform the Chin people about the activities of the Forum during the past decade. Moreover, it will also inform the readers about the Chin national struggle for federalism between 1962 and 1988, and the Burmese military regime’s suppressions of the Chin attempts to establish a peaceful and prosperous federal union.
There will be 1000 copies of the magazine published and it will also be made available online in PDF format.
The Chin Forum, a common platform open to all Chins of different political views or affiliations interest in working together for common democratic objectives, was formed during the first Chin Seminar held at Ottawa, Canada in 1998. The Forum is not a political party but an organization focused on doing research and documentation works to assist the Chin peoples’ struggle for freedom and democracy. The Forum, among others, aims to continuously strengthen the unity among the Chin democratic forces and also with all the other democratic forces of Burma, including the other ethnic nationalities.
Van Biak Thang
08 October, 2008