Dai tribe to stand united in Chin affairs
22 January 2014: The first Dai Conference has affirmed its commitment to working together with other Chin tribal groups for the cause of national unity.
A statement by the conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia early this month said that Dai people would cooperate in any national affairs of the Chin as a whole.
It indicated that they would put every effort into Chin issues while striving to forge ways in which unity among themselves from both inside and outside of Burma could be strengthened.
One of the Dai leaders from Malaysia said that it [the conference] was the first step toward building a bright future for the Dai.
More than 150 Dais from Matupi, Mindat, Kanpetlet and Paletwa townships of Chin State, Burma participated in the Malaysia conference, discussing issues facing the Dai both in Burma and abroad.
They agreed to collect comprehensive data of Dai population at home and overseas, with the Dai community in Malaysia as a centre point of communication in the process.
The conference also came to a conclusion on organizing a conference in Chin State in the near future, and forming a political party that will represent them in Burma.
Currently in Chin State, Dai people live in the central parts of four townships such as Mindat, Kanpetlet, Matupi and Paletwa, with an estimated population of 70,000.#