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October 25, 2007

Panties for Freedom!

This idea strikes me more as a way to get women to take their underwear off (a noble goal in and of itself to be sure) or a college prank than a plan to bring freedom to a country but what the hell, it’s worth a shot.

A campaign is underway to chastise Myanmar's military regime, not through dialogue or sanctions, but by flooding the country's foreign embassies with women's underwear, an activist said Thursday.

A pro-democracy group based in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai is urging people all over the world to "post, deliver or fling" their undergarments to Myanmar's international embassies.

"The Burma military regime is not only brutal but very superstitious. They believe that contact with a woman's panties or sarong can rob them of their power," the Lanna Action for Burma group said on its website.

Singer Tom Jones could not be reached for comment.

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