A though on our people

In the context of “The Panglong Agreement, 1947” the representatives from Chin Hills are not representing their villange (i.e, Saizang). If we look at those label after their name, we can see since those time how much diverse or how much eagerness we have to diversify ourselves base on the village and towns.

Chin Hill Representatives
1. Pu Hlur Hmung (Falam)
2. Pu Thawng Za Khup (Tiddim)
3. Pu Kio Mang (Haka)

The above three of them did not represent their own villages. If it were then Thawng Za Khup was not from Tedim town but from Saizang just like the other two are. If we are keen to mention the birth place of Pu Thawng Za Khup, we might likewise need to include the villages of Pu Hlur Hmung and Pu Kio Mang. We (including me?) have a habit of digging very detail of our history by village, clan or religious denomination instead of a broader, including and general overview which could unify us better. (We know the village of Pu Thawng Za Khup which is Saizang village of Tedim Township but not the other two, at least in my limited knowledge).

Therefore, they are representative of the (3) main Townships in Chin Hill during those days. Tedim (Tiddim) is a general term for people living in the current Tedim, Tonzang and Cikha (3) townships as well as some who are in the Kalay Kabaw Valley and Saggaing Divisions in the context of the Panglong Agreement. I repeatedly mention the word “G-Group.” People from the North who uses no “R” in their alphabet. They canbe referred to as the “Ciimnuaimi” while the other group can be identified as “Laimi” group (The “R” Group).

After decades of political struggle in Burma from the Top; we the other ethnic groups have a habit of identifying ourselves into smaller and smaller pieces by village/ religion/ clan etc. It have changed quite a lot of the structure of our society today and our perspectives in general in how we communicate each other.

For instance, when we say “Tedim” one could see people from Tedim Town while some others would refer people only from the Tedim Town or Tedim Township as a whole (including Siyin areas/ regions, Saizangs, Khuano and many others etc.). In that case, I personally won’t fit in any of those definition since I am from Tonzang township but speaking the Teizang dialect (accent) originally.

TEDIM (TEDDIM) in in the context of “The Panglong Agreement” refers to the whole regions of the current Tedim, Tonzang and Cikha Townsips in which Thado (Kuki) & Zo (Zou) is regarded as a group of major adherents in Tonzang townships at some contexts. Whether you write Tedim or Tiddim you refer to the same speaking people group or Tedim speaking group of people (i.e, Sizaang, Zo, Teizang and all the others).

During the formation of the ZBC (Zomi Baptist Convention in March 5-7, 1953), the term ZOMI was accepted collectively as our common name for the whole Chin Hills while “Chin” is also regarded as an alternate name given by the British as our national identity. But things have chanced since then. We not only diversify Chin and Zomi seperately but also Villages, Religious Denominations, Clans, Townships and Towns etc. Therefore, we, the new generation have a social responsibility to reunite all these splintering groups- The Brotherhood!

Who are we waiting for to fix all these, if not now & in our generation? 

I can foresee that in the next decade, some of our generations might struggle with identity crisis especially those who migrate in the West. 

Therefore, we need to compile a common platform. We might not be able to work on with the existing platforms since our seniors have tried for decades and have not completely success yet. So, we might need to find a new approach and method to reunite all of our people regardless of once’s identity preferences, creeds, townships, dialects, accents, geographical boundaries (Especially for India and Myanmar while keeping in mind of the Bangladesh too).

Zomi akici minam omlo hilo a, Zomi in ciaptehna minam min a omlo bek ahi zaw hi.

Zomi akici minam omlo hilo a, Zomi in ciaptehna minam min a omlo bek ahi zaw hi.

Zomi a ding in a sem ding i kiging khin (ready) takpi mah hiam cih zong kidot kik huai ding hi.

A beisa kum 20 sung in i sep, i sepsa, i mapanlaknasa ahih leh Zomi omlo hi cih thu ciang thu haksapi hi mawk ding hiam?
Tua ciang buang leitungbup Zomi te zawzen kullo in a mun leh a mual a omte in nana siangsak (solution) thei zo lua ding uh h ilo hiam?

Tu a pen a masa khong hi pan ding a, mailam ah democracy tatak tawh kiukna hong om ciang in tu a bek thamlo a dawn hak ding tawh akibang

nono, dotna haksa tuamtuam hong ging khia ziahziah ding a, tuate a dawng zo ding, lungiangna omlo in, sawpi ngaihsut dedu kulo in i dawng kik zo pah ziauziau ding hiam? I ready nai takpi hiam?

A beisa kum 20 val sung a kithawi khinsa hi ve hang in, tu a issue khat ciangciang buang pyisian (siansuah) zo lua ding hilo ihi hiam?

-I theih ding ah “Kawlgam ah Zomi a omlo hi” hongci uh hilo in, Zomi cih minvawh ciaptehna tawh aki ciamteh omlo hi cih bek hi.

-Hih pen bang tawh kibang phial mawk hiam cih leh “Kawlgam” cih bang omlo hi. Leitungbup ah Kawlgam omlo hi cih tawh kibang hi.

Kawlgam cih pen Myanmar historical book, ethnic min leh dictionary sung ah “Kawlgam” cih kammal omlo hi. Ahi zong in Kawlgam a om lua hizaw a, Kawlte zong a om lua uh ahi hi.

-Myanmar ah official ki ciaptehna sung ah “Minam phungpi (8)” phasak a tua sung ah: “Kachin, Kaya, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Myanmar, Rakhine” ahi hi.

Tua sung ah “Bamar” zong omlo a, “Burmese” zong omlo hi. Tua ciaptehna sung ah Zomi omlo ahih man in Zomi cih bang omlo hi, tua ciaptehna sung ah Myanmar bek om ahih man in Burmese or Bama omlo hi cih theih hilo hi. 135 sung ahi a, 101 sung ah bel om mah hi. Ahi zong in tua ciaptehnate pen kua bawl hi a, kua ciaptehna hiam cih thupi hi.

Tua ahih man in tutung a i thu leh i lavai pen Zomi cih bang minam omlo hi cihna hi zaw lo a, Zomi lian in ki ciamteh lo hi acihna ahi lel hi.

Tua ahih man in sau ngaihsut lua ihih man in a ki buai hi zaw a, tom lak mahmah leng Myanmar leh Burma pen akibang, aki level hi icih mahbang in, Zomi leh Chin pen aki level hi a, a tatak in Zomi peng Chin sang in zong a zai zaw lai hi cih tawh nana dawng kik ziau uh hi leh thu tamlua lungkham kul kholo khading hi. Ahih hang in Zomi pen Chin natawm tawh zong ki level saklo in Tedim leh Tonzang township ciang bek ah a tuaksuk sak nuam pawl khatmah na om lai veve ahih man in, a buai buai ihi zaw hi.

Politics icih taktak pen a thu in huam ding hi a, a sepna taktak ciang amau a ding ciat a sem ahi hi. Chin min tawh Chin state bup a huam sak uh hang in, K lamte mah a bulphuh uh ahi hi. Zomi a deihte in zong a kilawmsakna ciang bek in a Zomi deihlo te, a Chin State bup ciang beek huamsak pong in, a sepna taktak ciang bel ahih leh “eimi” aci teng tung mah ah i tuksak zawhlohna pen “strategy” i neih loh man nahi a, khuak ngaihsutna tampi mah kisam lai cihna hi. Tua pen a diakdiak politics minvawh kipawlna i makaite in hong nak ngaihsut phat mahmah ding uh thu ahi hi.
Laikung, Laidal tawh zong i prove zawh kei phial leh (i prove zawh kei zenzen leh) logic i zat ding ahi hi. Tuatawh pen, Zomi ciaptehna omlo hi cih ciangciang ki nak nial zawh lua ding, ki dawngkik zo lua hi. Kawlte, Kawlgam ici ci a, amau ciaptehna ah Kawlte cih a khiatna natawm theilo ding uh hi. Ahih hang in Kawlte’ icih Burmese, Bama a omlo hilo hi!

ICANN Newsletter – 16 March 2012

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Notice of Extension of ICANN Comment Period: IDN Variant Issues Project – Proposed Project Plan
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16 March 2012

Review of the ASO
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16 March 2012

Security, Stability & Resiliency of the DNS Review Team (SSR RT) – Draft Report
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15 March 2012

Global Policy Proposal Recovered IPv4 Address Space
A Global Policy Proposal has been received for ratification by the ICANN Board. Comments are invited to inform the ICANN Board prior to the its decision.
14 March 2012

ICANN Signs Accountability Framework with ccTLD Manager for Curacao (.CW)
ICANN announced today that it signed an Accountability Framework with the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) manager for .CW (Curacao), Universiteit van de Nederlandse Antillen (UNA), on 12 March 2012.
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12 March 2012

ICANN Board Conflicts of Interest Review – Revised Conflicts of Interest Policy and Related Governance Documents
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11 March 2012

ICANN Seeks Expressions of Interest for Review of Accountability Mechanisms
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11 March 2012

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10 March 2012

 


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ICANN Newsletter – 16 March 2012

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ICANN Weekly Newsletter

News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

http://www.icann.org/ Week ending 16 March 2012

 


Announcements This Week

Board–GAC Working Group Announces Implementation of ATRT Recommendations on GAC Advice and GAC Advice Register
At the ICANN 43 Meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Board-GAC Recommendation Implementation Working Group (BGRI-WG) met to review efforts to implement the Accountability and Transparency Review Team's (ATRT) GAC-related recommendations.
16 March 2012

Notice of Extension of ICANN Comment Period: IDN Variant Issues Project – Proposed Project Plan
In response to comments made by participants at the ICANN public meeting in Costa Rica, ICANN has extended this public comment period for 21 days until 8 April 2012.
16 March 2012

Review of the ASO
ITEMS International, a consultancy engaged by the NRO to undertake an independent review of the ASO, has delivered its final report.
16 March 2012

Security, Stability & Resiliency of the DNS Review Team (SSR RT) – Draft Report
The SSR Review Team is publishing its Draft Report and Recommendations for public comment to inform the Review Team's work in producing a Final Report.
15 March 2012

Global Policy Proposal Recovered IPv4 Address Space
A Global Policy Proposal has been received for ratification by the ICANN Board. Comments are invited to inform the ICANN Board prior to the its decision.
14 March 2012

ICANN Signs Accountability Framework with ccTLD Manager for Curacao (.CW)
ICANN announced today that it signed an Accountability Framework with the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) manager for .CW (Curacao), Universiteit van de Nederlandse Antillen (UNA), on 12 March 2012.
13 March 2012

Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla Says The Internet is a Source of Hope, Not a Threat [PDF, 286 KB]
San José, Costa Rica… Addressing the ICANN Public Meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica's 49th President, Laura Chinchilla said, "The Internet is the hope of an integrated world without frontiers, a common world without controlling owners, a world of opportunities and equality. This is a utopia that we have been dreaming about and is a world in which each and every one of us are protagonists of a destiny that we have in our hands."
12 March 2012

ICANN Board Conflicts of Interest Review – Revised Conflicts of Interest Policy and Related Governance Documents
ICANN is opening this public comment forum to receive comment on revisions to the Board Conflicts of Interest Policy, Code of Conduct and Expected Standards of Behavior as well as a proposed Corporate Governance Guidelines prepared as part of ICANN's ongoing review of its Conflicts of Interest and Ethics practices.
11 March 2012

ICANN Seeks Expressions of Interest for Review of Accountability Mechanisms
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking expressions of interest to serve on a committee of independent experts to review ICANN's Accountability Mechanisms.
11 March 2012

Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla to Address ICANN Public Meeting
Costa Rica's 49th President, Laura Chinchilla, will address the opening session of ICANN's public meeting when it convenes in San Jose on Monday, 12 March.
10 March 2012

 


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LZI Kalsuanzia Etteh huai

LZI Kalsuan zia etteh huai thu

 

Leitungbup Zomi Innkuan kipawlna min tawh a ki vaihawm ahi, November 2010 sung, Tonzang leh Tedim kikal a tuahsiate galna leh siatvatna ding vaihawmnate a hunzui in zo to thei zeel ihih man in i lungdam hi.

Hih bang in kicing tak in theihsakna muthei ihih man in lungdam mahmah hi.

Zogam leh Zomi bup huam kipawlna khat I neih sun ahi ih LZI i mission trip vai i sim khak ciang lunkim huai kasa hi.

I vaihawm dante zong etteh huai leh ciapteh tak hi. A diakdiak in i sum leh paai hawm dante ah a tamzaw i thukimdan lian in i kalsuan theih loh hang, a tawmzaw i deihna thupi simsakna tawh expense a tawm theithei ding in zeek theih na ding, khiapna nei thei ihih man in Democracy vai mahmah ahih ban ah Innkuan lungsim nei takpi ihihna kilang a, thupi kasa hi.

A tuahsiate i khua leh tui va sik ngiat ding uh cih pen thupi kan lai hi. Mun khat ah kaikhawm ziau leh zong hi thei a, ahih kei leh mimal khat leh nih va pai ziau in, va puak ziau leh zong ahi thei thu hi. Sum tawm bei pen ding ci-in Vangleng antang khiat bang in khiat ziau, khak sawn ziau, gal lot ziau zong ahi thei hi.

Hi mah tase leh i mipihte’ ki tangsappi pen ahi sum leh paai ban ah, nat leh sat khit, lau thawngna leh dipkuatna hun khit in Leitung thu, Khathu tawh tha pia ngiat, thu leh la kikup pih ngiat in, thungetna leh sum leh paai tawh panpihna a nei thei ding suak ihih man in Zomi bup bek thamlo mi khempeuh’ i etteh tak nasep zia leh kalsuan ziapi khat ahi hi.

Laito pa/ laihawmpa in a tavuan nasepna in lai a piak ziau dan bang hi samlo in, cinate, misite’ khua leh tui va siik ngiat ngiat ding cih pen LZI i lim leh meel hong na pulak ding uh, sum leh paai a pia khia tuipi gal a om Zomi mipite’ itna va pulak khia ngiat ding uh ahih man in manpha mahmah hi. Cina damkang khat peuh, gim leh tawl leh lauthawng tawh dipkua a a om king kiang lai khat sum ngah ding ci in va sam khialo zaw a, amau omna ciang dong I va puak zawhna pen mipi I thusimna, mimal I khualna ahi a Zomi sung ah i ki taang sap mahmah thu ahi hi.

Khua kiim, khua paam a om makai muanhuai khat leh nih peuh ki vai khak ziau thei mah ding hi.

Ahih hang in kipawlna min ngiat tawh pai in, tha piakna pen Zomi mipi leh i Kipawlnapi hong kizom sak ahih ban ah, khua leh tui makaite, Siate, U Lian makaite tuamtuamte tawh ki lawmtakna bawl theihna pen a manpha pen hun leh I kisap pen thu khat ahi hi.

Tutung LZI tang in Zogam khua tuamtuamte sik in ong na paisakna tungtawn un mailam ah Zogam I zuun na ding ah koi mun ah, bang teng kisam cih (need assessment) ong na bawl kawm pah uh zong suak hi. Mimal khat leh nih I gal gensawn bek hilo in, I kipawlnapi tang in a mit tawh va mu, amau ngiat in va kan ding uh a, thu leh la tampi hong puak kik thei ding uh (Zogam I ki tansapna, LZI I mabante) ong pulak thei ding uh ahih man in I nasapnate hong tangzai to tektek ahihna kimu khin zo in, angtan huai mahmah hi.

I tanu palaite cidam ludam in a khualzinna uh hong zo uh hen la, thu hoih la hoih a za kik thei ding in mimal kim ciat Topan’ thupha hong piak sak ta hen.

 

Lungdam.

 

Sianpu
January 23, 2011

KL