No, I am not making this up…
Superstitious junta members believe that any contact with female undergarments – clean or dirty – will sap them of their power.
“Not only are they brutal, but they are also very superstitious. They believe that touching a woman’s pants or sarong will make them lose their strength.”
Therefore, pro-freedom activists have been sending lots of panties to Burmese embassies everywhere, part of the “Panties for Peace” campaign.