The many New Mandala readers who follow events in Burma’s Shan State will want to learn more about this little snippet from the frontlines of what is a potentially volatile situation. With the Burmese generals keen to get more of their former adversaries (including the Wa) into civilian attire in time for the 2010 elections there will, no doubt, be an increase in good ol’ fashioned argy bargy. Will it turn into more than that? Some seem to think it is not outside the realm of possibilities.