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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Yuki Leung~ Akkad Bakkad - Sanam Re

Akkad Bakkad - Sanam Re - Badshah, Neha Kakkar - Master Santosh Choreography

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

I want to have a home Qiu Shi Han ~我想有個家邱詩晗





我想要有个家 一个不需要华丽的地方
在我疲倦的时候 我会想到它
我想要有个家 一个不需要多大的地方
在我受惊吓的时候 我才不会害怕

谁不会想要家 可是就有人没有它
我好羡慕他 受伤后可以回家
更多更详尽歌词 在 ※ Mojim.com 魔镜歌词网
而我只能孤单的 孤单的寻找我的家

只要心中充满爱 就会被关怀
无法埋怨谁 一切只能靠自己

虽然你有家 什么也不缺
永远都说没有爱 整天不回家
相同的年纪 不同的心灵让我拥有一个家
I want to have a home Qiu Shi Han ~

Pan Mei Chen

I want to have a home

Lyrics: Pan Meichen
Composer: Pan Meichen
Arranger: Jiang Jianmin
Chorus: Ke Yimin

I want a home that does not need gorgeous places
I think of it when I'm tired
I want to have a home where do not need much
I was not scared when I was frightened

Someone who does not want to be home does not have it
His face can only gently wipe tears
I am so envious that he can go home after being injured
More more detailed lyrics in ※ Mojim.com magic mirror lyrics network
And I can only lonely looking for my home

Although I have never had a warm home
But as I grew older
As long as the heart full of love will be caring
Can not complain about everything can only rely on their own

Although you have no shortage of home
Why can not you see a smile?
Never say that there is no love all day without going home
The same age different heart let me have a home

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Amazing Digital Animated Performance! #GotTalent

exiest Pole Dancer!? #GotTalent

EPIC Mortal Kombat Dancers shock us all!! #GotTalent

Xu Hebi - Dark (no noise version) 許鶴繽 - 天黑 (無雜音版)

阿杜 ~天黑


    风若停了云要怎么飞 妳若走了我要怎么睡
    心若破了妳要怎么赔 莫非妳只是贪玩的蝴蝶
    天都黑了妳在想着谁 情都灭了我要怎么追
    话都说了妳要怎么退 原来妳只会让我掉眼泪
    整个世界突然一起天黑 爱在眼前无声崩溃 摔成粉碎
    我闭上眼睛就是天黑 一种撕裂的感觉
    嘴里泛著血腥滋味 多么伤的离别
    我承认我最害怕天黑 梦被掏空的错觉
    我已不再是妳的谁 想到就会心碎
    更多更详尽歌词 在 ※ Mojim.com 魔镜歌词网

    天都黑了妳在想着谁 情都灭了我要怎么追
    话都说了妳要怎么退 原来妳只会让我流眼泪
    我闭上眼睛就是天黑 一种撕裂的感觉
    嘴里泛著血腥滋味 多么伤的离别
    我承认我最害怕天黑 梦被掏空的错觉
    我已不再是妳的谁 想到都会心碎

    风若停了云要怎么飞 妳若走了我要怎么睡

Xu Hebi - Dark (no noise version)

    Lyrics: Lin Qiu away
    Composer: Hong Dian

    If the wind stopped the cloud how to fly if you leave me how to sleep
    If you break the heart, how are you going to lose no you're just a butterfly fun
    The sky is dark, you are thinking about who is out of my love, how to chase
    All words say how you want to retreat you will only make me shed tears
    Suddenly the whole world was dark, love fell to crumble in front of silent collapse
    My eyes closed is a torn feeling of darkness
    Gone with the bloody mouth how hurt the separation
    I admit that I am most afraid of the illusion of darkness being emptied
    I am no longer the one who you think will heartbreak
    More more detailed lyrics in ※ Mojim.com magic mirror lyrics network

    The sky is dark, you are thinking about who is out of my love, how to chase
    All the words say how you want to retreat you will only make me shed tears
    My eyes closed is a torn feeling of darkness
    Gone with the bloody mouth how hurt the separation
    I admit that I am most afraid of the illusion of darkness being emptied
    I am no longer your heart who will think broken heart

    If the wind stopped the cloud how to fly if you leave me how to sleep
    If you break the heart how you want to lose

恭喜恭喜(Gong Xi Gong Xi) - Sheron Tan 陈雪仁 Chinese New Year Song Cover

翻唱一首歌,改了歌词,这首歌里拥有4种语言的分别为(马来语,华语,卡达山(沙巴民族),和英语。 希望大家喜欢 :)

Here I come, covering a Chinese new year song.
I did some changes to the lyrics into 4 languages which contain (Malay, Mandarin, Kadazan (Dusun), and of course English.

Hope you guys enjoy it. Wish you Happy Chinese New year 2017 :)

Song Originally was from (Tinggi-tinggi Gunung Kinabalu by Kimin Mudin) Chinese lyric taken from Wesley Liew (刘广艺)
Dusun & Malay
lyric by Noorkiah Pius & Sheron Tan
English lyric by Sheron Tan Music Producer by Herris Yutui Videographer by Sheron Tan & Asr Amirthan
Video Editor by Sheron Tan

You can sing along with me, below is the lyric:

Tiba sudah Tahun baru Cina
 Mari kita pakai baju Merah
Jalan-jalan ke rumah saudara
Dapat angpau merah
Hati tambah suka
恭喜恭喜 声声祝福在耳边
新的一年 带来无限新希望
见面说声 恭喜恭喜 祝福你
万事如意 新年好 今年更比去年好

* Chinese new year family will gather together
Eating steamboat never forget to selfie
Happy to meet old friends that come from far away


Friday, February 23, 2018

Aung La N Sang Vs Alexandre Machado (Quest for Gold) Date: 23 February 2018

Light Heavyweight World Championship Aung La Sang (Myanmar) and Machar before Eduardo (Brazil) from the screen (live broadcast) ONE Championship 
organizers '' QUEST FOR GOLD '' LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT World Championship as Aung La Sang (Myanmar) and Alexander Machar Eduardo (Brazil) (23.2 today. 2018) evening, will compete in the formal gym Rangoon.  
As the Burmese python (THE BURMESE PYTHON) Aung La Sang currently ONE Championship Smith Darren weight world champion (2017), which was held on November 3 ONE Championship Tournament heavyweight Muay Thai world champion, near the Bay of Ling to win within the first round. Brazilian citizen Machar domain of the well-known Brazilian Jujutsu player Anna Rice and near the Bay of Ling sanitize. So who wins will be able to stand as a heavyweight champion.  

ONE Championship Tournament to be held tonight, as the Main Event, including vomiting and rice Machar Dora held in total (9). FEATHERWEIGHT value (Myanmar) and soda (Cambodia) will compete. The value ONE Championship Tournament (5) (5) have been winning games, meaning. Current value, and foreign players in the contest for the first time............................................
"The Burmese Python" put all his power behind this kick, scoring the GoDaddyKnockout Of The Night!


Live: Aung La N Sang Vs Alexandre Machado (Quest for Gold)
Date: 23 February 2018,
Time: 7.00pm (Myanmar Time), 8.30pm (Singapore Time)
Venue: Thuwunna Indoor Stadium, Yangon


ONE Championship fighters Aung La N Sang and Alexandre Machado are going to fight on 23 Feb 2018 (23.02.2018) for Light Heavyweight championship Title as the main card in QUEST FOR GOLD. This video features the comparison between these two amazing fighters Aung La N Sang and Alexandre Machado.. Hope you enjoy the video. Don't forget to like us and subscribe to our youtube channel so you wont miss a single thing from our channel. Best videos are yet to come so keep in touch with us. We upload videos about wrestlers and fighters around the world everyday including WWE superstars and divas, TNA Wrestlers, UFC fighters and other mma fighters and wrestlers..................................................

Main Card: 8PM

Light Heavy weight World Championshiစ
Aung LaN Sang (Myanmar) vs Alexandre Machado(Brazil)

Ev Ting(Malaysia) vs Ariel Sexton (Costa Ricေ)

Phoe Thaw(Myanmar) vs Sor Sey(Cambodia)

Amir Khan(Singapore) vs Timofey Nastyukhin(Russia)

Dae Hwan Ki (South Korea) vs Daichi Takenaka( Japan)

Flyweight Decision/Split (R3)
Saw Min Min(Myanmar) loss vs Ye Thway Ne (Myanmar) win

Prelims: 7PM

Streamed Live on Facebook and Twitter via ONE Championship

Featherweight Submission (R1)
Roel Rosauro Philippines loss vs Li Kai Wen (China) win

Atomweight Submission (R1)
Krisna Limbaga(Philippines) loss vs Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol (Indonesia) win

Atomweight KO/TKO (R1)
Bozhena Antoniyar(Myanmar) win vs Shwe Sin(Myanmar) loss

ONE Championship fighters Aung La N Sang and Alexandre Machado are going to fight on 23 Feb 2018 (23.02.2018) for Light Heavyweight championship Title as the main card in QUEST FOR GOLD. This video features the comparison between these two amazing fighters Aung La N Sang and Alexandre Machado.. Hope you enjoy the video. Don't forget to like us and subscribe to our youtube channel so you wont miss a single thing from our channel. Best videos are yet to come so keep in touch with us. We upload videos about wrestlers and fighters around the world everyday including WWE superstars and divas, TNA Wrestlers, UFC fighters and other mma fighters and wrestlers.

Aung La Nsang vs. Alexandre Machado

Main Event | ONE Vacant Heavyweight Championship | 265 lbs

Alexandre "Bebezão" Machado
Aung "The Burmese Python" La Nsang
Aung La Nsang                    Vs                      Alexandre Machado
"The Burmese Python"                                     "Bebezão"

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HeavyW (Brazil)                     
21-10-0 Pro Record At Fight 8-2-0
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Last 5 Fights
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Mm Myanmar Nationality Br Brazil
Elkridge, Maryland Fighting out of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
32 years, 9 months, 2 days Age at Fight
184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs) Latest Weight N/A
6'1" (186cm) Height N/A
Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu jitsu Gym Machado Team

La Nsang vs. Machado Fight Predictions

Thunder returns to the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, with ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD on 23 February.
In the main event, Myanmar national hero and ONE Middleweight World Champion, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, will attempt to ignite the entire nation once again by taking on Brazilian powerhouse Alexandre Machado for the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Title.
The co-headliner is no less epic, with two of the world’s best lightweights facing off in Ev Ting and Ariel Sexton.
They will be joined on the blockbuster card by more of the world’s best martial artists, so don’t miss this chance to experience ONE’s signature brand of non-stop action for yourself!

 Old Aung La Sang Full Fight!

FULL FIGHT: Vitaly Bigdash vs Aung La N Sang I 2017 FULL FIGHT: Vitaly Bigdash vs Aung La N Sang I 2017  part 2

Alain Ngalani vs Aung La Nsang - "Dawid pokonał Goliata" na gali One Championship Nov 4, 2017 ... 

Aung La N Sang's 3 Best Performances In ONE Championship

February 10, 2018
Aung La N Sang knows how to excite a crowd. 

Ever since making his debut in ONE Championship nearly four years ago, “The Burmese Python” has become one of the most beloved superstars in the promotion.
Known for his fearlessness and his thrilling offensive style, he has marched his way to the ONE Middleweight World Championship with the most victories in divisional history, and created unforgettable moments along the way.
On Friday, 23 February, he will attempt to create another highlight, as he challenges Brazil’s Alexandre “Bebezao” Machado for the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship at ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD. The main event bout will broadcast live from the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.
For Aung La N Sang, this is another chance to make history. He has been granted an opportunity to become the second-ever dual ONE World Champion, only behind Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen.
Before this epic clash goes down, we revisit the Myanmar icon’s finest moments in ONE.

Submitting Aleksei Butorin 

After blazing through his first two opponents in the ONE cage, Aung La N Sang got his third consecutive stoppage victory at ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS (HEFEI) in July 2016.
“The Burmese Python” met previously-unbeaten Russian juggernaut Aleksei Butorin at the event, and after a failed takedown attempt ten seconds into the opening stanza, the match became a calculated ground battle. Both athletes exchanged dominant positions, leg lock submission attempts, and ground strikes.
While Butorin seemed to have the edge heading into the second round, Aung La N Sang would turn up the heat. The Myanmar hero absorbed his rival’s best shots, and retaliated with harder strikes of his own. 
Soon, he brought the tired Russian against the cage, where he locked in an arm-triangle choke, dumped him to canvas, and tightened his grip until he felt the tap.

Making World Championship History 

In June 2017, five months after facing ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash on two weeks’ notice and losing a grueling five-round decision, Aung La N Sang returned to challenge the undefeated Russian again at ONE: LIGHT OF A NATION, this time in front of a roaring hometown Yangon crowd.
With an eight-week training camp under his belt, the rematch turned out to be a very different contest. That was apparent in the first round, when “The Burmese Python” rocked Bigdash with a head kick that sent him crashing to the canvas. The local hero nearly secured the TKO, but as the Russian has proven time and time again, he is incredibly durable with the true heart of a champion.
Throughout the rest of the bout, each athlete vied to impose a polar opposite strategy. Bigdash would repeatedly take Aung La N Sang down, but the challenger kept nullifying his ground attacks and ultimately prevented the champion from doing any real damage. However, “The Burmese Python” would batter the titleholder on his feet with powerful strikes, and consistently sought the finish.
Ultimately, Aung La N Sang’s constant offense and near-finish played the most crucial role of all, as the judges awarded him with the unanimous decision victory and the ONE Middleweight World Championship. With the win, Aung La N Sang secured his spot in history as Myanmar’s first-ever world champion. 

Taking Down A Giant

Merely four and a half months following his historic world title win, Aung La N Sang returned to Yangon to participate in the promotion’s first-ever Open-Weight Super Bout at ONE: HERO’S DREAM. He was paired against four-time Muay Thai and Kickboxing Heavyweight World Champion Alain “The Panther” Ngalani, a chiseled behemoth with enormous one-punch knockout power.
Both athletes respected each other’s skills, as they were tentative on the feet for the opening minute of the contest. While Ngalani wanted to keep the bout standing so he could use his devastating striking prowess, “The Burmese Python” wanted to bring his mammoth adversary to the ground.
Aung La N Sang made the first major move of the bout, as he cleverly backed up “The Panther” with a massive overhand right, and then bum-rushed him for a takedown attempt. Ngalani, however, used his brute strength to turn the tables and, instead, put him firmly on the mat.
Though Ngalani tried advancing his position to throw more effective ground strikes, the Myanmar sports hero nullified his attack by tying him up, which essentially fatigued the rambunctious hulk.
From there, Aung La N Sang attacked with submission attempts, first a guillotine choke, followed by an armbar. Defending those submissions was a task within itself, and further drained the hulk’s energy. In the end, the exhausted behemoth would submit to a guillotine choke with just 29 seconds remaining in the first round.
Yangon | 23 February | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | PPV: Official Livestream at oneppv.com | Ticketshttp://bit.ly/onegold18

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Beautiful bottle painting 😍😍

Resident Evil Retribution!

A good man, insists mind fiercely bold effort to give up to!

ေယာက်္ားေကာင္းတစ္ေယာက္ဟာ အႏုိင္မခံအရံႈးမေပးစိတ္နဲ႔ ရဲရင့္စြာ အျပင္းအထန္ႀကိဳးစား အားထုတ္ႏုိင္ရမယ္

Breaking Myanmar's hydropower deadlock!

Breaking Myanmar's hydropower deadlock

With the country’s power needs growing rapidly each year,

With the country’s power needs growing rapidly each year, hydropower is seen as a potential solution – but overcoming community opposition will be a formidable challenge.

IN THE late afternoon, the residents of Shan Ywar village in Kayah State’s Loikaw Township sit and chat in front of their houses. Most are elderly or young, as the working-age adults have left to seek work in neighbouring Thailand.
Many of the 200 households in the village, in Loikaw’s Lawpita village tract, struggle to survive by growing corn on rain-fed fields. The past year has been particularly tough; corn prices have fallen sharply, from K400 a viss (1.6 kilograms) to K270.
At the current price, the average household’s production brings in just K2.2 million a year, said Sai Thein Zaw, a 100-household leader in the village. That would leave less than K200,000 a month to cover living expenses, not taking into account the cost of production.
“The falling price means that some people have not been able to sell their corn at all and they are really struggling,” he told Frontier last month.
Despite the poverty and deprivation, the village is in the shadow of some of the country’s most important power-generating facilities: the three Baluchaung hydro plants.
The first in the cascade to be built was Baluchaung 2. Better known as Lawpita, it was constructed by the Japanese in the 1960s and 70s under a World War II reparation program and was Myanmar’s major power source for five decades. Today it generates around 5 percent of Myanmar’s electricity and mainly serves Yangon and Mandalay. Baluchaung 1 came online in the early 1990s and Shwe Taung Group completed the 52-megawatt Baluchaung 3 in 2015.
Power first arrived in Shan Ywar about 10 years ago, from Baluchaung 2. But many residents have only recently connected, because they didn’t have the money to pay the connection fee.
The development of the hydro dams has also resulted in much of the farmland in the area being confiscated, residents said, although they could not say exactly how much or when it was confiscated.
The construction of Baluchaung 1, about 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) from the village, has also affected their water supply. Now the river flows only during rainy season, according to Thein Zaw. At other times of the year, residents rely on a water pipeline from Baluchaung 1.


A woman walks along a street in Shan village in Lawpita village-tract, near three important hydropower projects. (Su Myat Mon | Frontier)
The supply is available for one hour every second day. Resident Aye Aye Myint said there are sometimes problems with the pipeline that result in it being shut down for up to a week. When that happens the villagers have to use a nearby stream to bathe and wash their clothes. “During the rainy season there are no problems but in the summer the shortages make it so difficult for us,” she said.
When Frontier visited Shan Ywar – as part of a media trip organised by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group – it was accompanied by U Aye Maung Maung, an executive engineer at Future Energy, the subsidiary of Shwe Taung Group that operates Baluchaung 3.
He often interrupted the interviews to provide responses, which made the residents hesitant to talk to journalists.
When Thein Zaw said there was not much farmland left since the projects were developed, the journalists asked why this was the case. Aye Maung Maung quickly cut Thein Zaw off, telling the journalists, “Well, the villagers said there is no farmland.”

The power gap

The desire – by some at least – to promote a positive image of hydropower development is indicative of the sector’s troubled history in Myanmar. This history, combined with a political environment in which ordinary people can now make their opinions heard, has made implementing new projects extremely difficult.
Few of the communities that are relocated for projects, or are otherwise affected by them, have seen the benefits. Most of the dams, either proposed or implemented, are in the country’s mountainous fringes, where poverty is high, ethnic armed groups are present and communities tend to be deeply suspicious of the government.


U Ye Swe, deputy director of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation in Kayah State, conceded that winning community support for new dams was an uphill battle.
“The locals do not have enough knowledge about hydropower and their views are informed by the past, when they were treated badly for a long time. That is why they disagree with the projects,” he said.
Because of this opposition, people will need to “be patient and wait” for better electricity supply, he said.
But the country can hardly afford to wait. The government is aiming to have the country fully electrified by 2030 through a combination of grid expansion and off-grid solutions, bringing power to 7.2 million households and businesses, according to the World Bank. Energy demand is expected to rise by 10 to 15 percent a year as a result.
Big questions remain over the planned fuel mix to meet this energy challenge. The U Thein Sein government anticipated generating about 30 percent of electricity from coal by 2030, but the National League for Democracy-backed government has quietly shelved these projects. In September 2016, U Aung Ko Ko, director of hydro and renewable energy planning branch at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, told Reuters that the government would instead increase the planned share of hydropower.
Hydropower already dominates Myanmar’s fuel mix; according to official figures, 26 stations with a combined installed capacity of 3,158 megawatts make up for around two-thirds of Myanmar’s total generation capacity. The government estimates there is potential for up to 100 gigawatts of hydro, and around 90 projects totalling 46 gigawatts have been identified as potentially be commercially viable.
About 50 projects have already been proposed, but many of these are in doubt because of community opposition, armed conflict, technical challenges and an inability to secure financing.
Ye Swe said that despite the challenges he believed that increasing the role of the hydropower was the best answer to meeting Myanmar’s energy needs.
“This is a good opportunity [to develop hydropower]. We really need power and foreign countries are will to provide technical support. We have to grab the chance firmly,” he said.

Charting a way forward

The question, then, is how to move at least some of the projects forward. To support decision-making, the International Finance Corporation is helping the government undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the hydropower sector, focusing on five key river basins.
According to the IFC, which is part of the World Bank Group, the assessment will support high-level policy and planning by shifting thinking from a project-by-project basis to a “landscape approach”. Crucially, it will consider key environmental and social issues that have previously been ignored by planners and developers.
The assessment will result in a tool that maps out low, medium and high-risk areas for hydropower development on the river basins. For example, an area that is an environmental or cultural hotspot and also used for river transport or fisheries may be graded as a high-risk area because of the significant impact a hydro project would have. This tool can then be laid over proposed projects to guide planning decisions.
“At the moment, decision makers do not have a bird’s eye view of Myanmar’s river basins and a comprehensive document that outlines stakeholders’ environmental and social issues,” said Ms Kate Lazarus, the team leader for the IFC’s environmental and social hydropower advisory program.
“The government of Myanmar has an ambitious 2030 energy plan. As hydropower is part of the government’s master plan, we’re working to help the government raise standards and lower environmental and social risks and improve decision-making.”


Su Myat Mon | Frontier
The assessment is not project specific; while it will map the proposed projects, it will not make recommendations on whether they go ahead. It will also not replace the need for detailed environmental and social impact assessments for each project.
While the IFC has been involved in hydropower projects in other countries and supports sustainable hydro development, it is not involved in any projects in Myanmar. Lazarus said IFC would consider financing hydropower development once the strategic assessment is complete, but had no plan to get involved in “large hydropower development on the mainstream” of the Ayeyarwady and Thanlwin (Salween) rivers, such as the Myitsone or Mong Ton dams.
Nevertheless, the assessment will ultimately facilitate hydropower development. And that has put the IFC at loggerheads with many activists and communities that oppose dams at all costs.

Fiery meetings

The Strategic Environmental Assessment has included a series of stakeholder workshops across the country. These have served to highlight the extent of community opposition, particularly among political activists, to hydropower projects.
The workshop at the Kachin State capital Myitkyina in late January was picketed by about 60 protesters, who called for the cancellation of controversial projects on the Ayeyarwady River and its tributaries, including the 6000MW Myitsone.
At the February 3-4 consultation meeting in the Kayah State capital Loikaw, which Frontier attended, there was little interest in the nuances or scope of the assessment. Comments from the audience suggested that most in attendance were opposed to any hydropower development, and felt that the workshop was aimed at rubber-stamping existing hydropower projects.


Ko Thein Zaw of Mong Pan Youth Association speaks to reporters after the IFC consultation meeting in Loikaw on February 3. (Su Myat Mon | Frontier)
Officials from the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources and local activists engaged in at-times heated discussion.
The IFC representatives weren’t spared, either. When a presentation was given on fish species in the Thanlwin River, which is slated for more than half-a-dozen larger hydropower projects, activists interrupted with sarcastic comments.
They gave a range of reasons for opposing the projects, including the unfinished state of the peace process. U Oattra Aung, a member of Karenni National Youth Organization, said it was dangerous to proceed with hydropower projects in areas controlled by ethnic armed groups.
He said he was not opposed to all hydropower projects, but plans for dams on the Thanlwin needed to be carefully considered because they affected the rights of ethnic minorities, the peace process and the nation’s political situation.
It would be better if the peace process was completed before work continued on planned mega hydropower projects, he said, in an apparent reference to the planned Mong Ton Dam, which would be the biggest in Southeast Asia.
“We cannot accept this policy if it does not include our voice,” he told Frontier. “We did not come here just to listen to what their policy is; we came here to cooperate and make the policy together,” he said.
Ko Thein Zaw, a member of Mong Pan Youth Association, said developing hydro projects in sensitive areas now could harm the peace process and ethnic reconciliation.
He said the Thanlwin River was a sensitive and important place for ethnic minorities that live in its vicinity, and should not be desecrated by building dams.
He also questioned whether hydropower was necessary.
“If electricity can be produced through solar plants, then why are we looking at hydro power? And with these projects the electricity will be sold off to another country rather than used for our own country.
“We are not objecting the electricity project, but we do oppose the big dam project in the country.”
He said ethnic minorities also doubt whether they will benefit from the projects that are planned for their homelands. He noted that Nay Pyi Taw receives almost 24-hour electricity in part thanks to the dams in Kayah State, but Loikaw had only received a steady power supply very recently.
Officials said 63 percent of the state’s population now receives electricity, but activists retort that many villages were only connected shortly before the 2015 election, as the Thein Sein government sought to shore up its support.
“Where is the equality?” he asked. “We ethnic people do not think it is fair.”
Lazarus said the views of those opposed to hydropower development will be integrated into the strategic assessment, but also urged civil society not to oppose or boycott the process entirely.
“Hydropower is an emotive topic, especially in Myanmar where there is no history of projects that are best practice examples,” she said.
“We need civil society on board to help us raise standards and achieve sustainability. Working against the SEA means that one would be working against the idea of better understanding environmental and social concerns, or against the idea to help decision makers improve their planning.”
Additional reporting by Thomas Kean.

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