During a recent graduation ceremony to mark the end of a 20-day summer course on the Shan language, dozens of pupils dressed in bright yellow, peach and turquoise costumes clambered on a stage to sing in their mother tongue.
Among them were three children of 40-year-old businessman Sai Khun Hti, who himself stood up to address the other parents at the gathering in Shan state, in the north-east of Myanmar.
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