SHAN STATE: As Tazaung Taing festival going to be celebrated in Taunggyi, Shan state was a decoy of the junta’s council with the intention of showing off as if the country is peaceful, and civilians are requested not to join, urged by hot air balloon experts who support revolution.
The junta’s council is trying to propagate that the country is in peace, using 1 billion Myanmar kyats to celebrate the Tazaung Taing festival from November 21 to 27.
“It looks like the country is in tranquillity and achieving independence. We expected Tazaung Taing will be celebrated after the revolution with truthfulness. Our intention is not meaningless as Taunggyi and Tazaung Taing are widely known around the world. We want the civilians to boycott the festival without joining the celebration,” the expert continued.
In order to make Tazaung Taing to be crowded, the junta’s council has ordered to launch 63 hot air balloons and supported 12 million Myanmar kyats to each Night Big Light and 5 million Myanmar kyats each to Sein Napan.
Moreover, the field is surrounded by the brick walls with many towers and also many security guards. The celebration could not be independent nor enjoyable, as said by the local people.
Currently, in Northern Shan state, there are so many ongoing intense battles likewise in Pekhon township, Moebye township and Ywarngan township, there are also frequent clashes between the junta’s forces and the revolutionary defence forces.