The Panties for Peace campaign was launched by a group of women peace activists from a Burmese peace activist group called - Lanna Action for Burma which is based in Thailand. Since we initiated the panties for peace campaign for Burma, women’s panties (as well as male underwear) have been mailed out by activists to Burma’s foreign missions in Australia, Singapore, and European countries.
So far, sounds a bit nuts, right? But if you read on you will find this:
One of the main reasons for which we are encouraging people to send out their panties to Burma’s foreign missions is because the generals ruling Myanmar are superstitious and they believe that touching panties or the traditional women’s outfit sarong will eliminate their powers.
OK, maybe it still sounds a bit nuts, but I enjoy skewering superstitions, so I had to blog about it. And if you don't have any panties to contribute to the effort, might I suggest that you visit Knicker Picker! But be warned, if you visit Knicker Picker you might waste a lot of valuable time making those models try on various undergarments...