Slowly as the years go on,
You lose friends you never thought you would.
Xzavier Zulu, Kushandwizdom
I was told in early September following the conclusion of the “historic” Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panglong), United Wa State Army (UWSA) leaders had expressed their displeasure with its closest ally Mongla, officially known as National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA), for sending delegation led by its supreme leader Sai Leun aka Lin Mingxian himself to participate in the conference. The UWSA meanwhile had dispatched only a mission led by Hsarm Lawd, Tachilek based head of the liaison office, who returned after attending the opening ceremony on 31 August, when he charged his hosts of discriminate treatment.