According to The Irrawaddy, Burma’s Senior General Than Shwe and his close colleagues have taken to wearing women’s clothing to nullify the feminine influence of Aung San Suu Kyi. In the context of all the (unexpected) things that happen in this world this report certainly seems plausible enough to me. If anyone knows more about this, and particularly about the advice that fortune-tellers or yadaya practitioners may be proffering, then we here at New Mandala are all ears. And for those uninitiated in the dark (and sometimes not-so-dark) art of dictatorial yadaya some of these articles (including this scholarly treatment) offer the necessary tutorial.