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The Burmese military is facing an unexpected threat from female opponents to its regime - a deluge of panties dispatched to the country's embassies in a "culturally insulting gesture of protest" against its recent crackdown on protestors.

According to AP the Panties for Peace initiative is not merely symbolic, since the the group behind the campaign - Lanna Action for Burma - claims "superstitious generals, especially junta leader General Than Shwe... believe that contact with women's underwear saps them of power".

Spokeswoman Liz Hilton (if she's a relation of Paris's then we now know where the heiress's conspicuously absent smalls ended up) said: "It's an extremely strong message in Burmese and in all Southeast Asian culture."

Hilton added that "women in Thailand, Australia, Singapore, England and other European countries have started sending or delivering their underwear to Myanmar missions following informal coordination among activist organisations and individuals".

Quite how many pairs of panties will be required before Than Shwe is rendered powerless is not noted, but the Lanna Action for Burma website is urging women to "post, deliver or fling your panties at the closest Burmese Embassy any day from today".

Reports that Britney Spears is an active supporter of Panties for Peace are unconfirmed. ®

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The Lanna Action for Burma website also says: "After a day of tri-panty dialogue, deep in the golden triangle due to the popular demand, the panties are back."

Readers should note the "golden triangle" in question is a geographical reference, and not the popular Lindsay Lohan upskirt website of the same name.

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