Suu Kyi President in 2014? Just Ask the Stars…
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Suu Kyi President in 2014? Just Ask the Stars…

Burmese astrologer and former political prisoner San Zarni Bo foretells that in 2013 “there will not be fast changes … all the reactions will slow down.” (Photo: Paul Vrieze / The Irrawaddy)

RANGOON—As New Year approaches, The Irrawaddy interviewed renowned Burmese astrologer San Zarni Bo to get his predictions for 2013. He forecasts a significant slowdown in the pace of political and economic change in Burma next year due to cosmic factors. But don’t worry, 2014 will see major changes with Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president.

The affable soothsayer and former political prisoner, who was awarded the prestigious International Man of the Year award in Astrology and Palmistry by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, UK, in 1997, also discusses his new prison memoir and explained why the world did not end on 21-12-2012.

Question: What is your prediction for events in 2013?

Answer: There will not be fast changes like 2012. In 2012 all sorts of things happened. But in 2013 all the reactions will slow down. All things can happen expectedly, but not unexpectedly like in 2012.

Between Jan. 4 and Feb. 19, from April 26 to May 2, and between July 24 and Aug. 26, these days will be able to bring some [political] changes. But nobody can make amendments to our Constitution. There will be some rules and acts that are a little bit positive, but only in these three periods. [Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic rebel groups are seeking broad changes to the controversial 2008 Constitution.]

There will be no changes to the head of the country, but … in January and March there will be some changes in the head of the ministries. Aung San Suui Kyi can get more power, not only as an MP, but she can reach higher in the year 2013, like the vice-presidential level or minister post, but not yet the president.

Finance and business next year will not be very nice. April, May, these moments are not good for the traders and business persons. The weather has to be taken care of in May and August and November. … Earthquakes and floods—the earth and water—can then give minor trouble.

Q: What about the ethnic conflict situation, do you forecast peace next year?

A: Nobody will waive the white flag in 2013. Even if both sides say peace, they will use weapons again. All the peace talks are on the table but in reality in the field they fight each other. That will continue in the whole year of 2013.

Q: Why do you think 2012 was a year with so many changes?

A: Because of the status of Mars and Jupiter, they were moving so nicely.

Q: What about your predictions for after 2013? Will Aung San Suu Kyi become president of Burma?

A: Major political changes will happen in 2014, before the election. … [But] there will be no military coup before the election, I predict that. After July 7, 2014, everything will be alright. 2014 and 2015 will be very nice. All the dreams of our country will come true; all the dreams of 1988 will come true! [Laughs loudly]

Maybe after July 7, 2014, onwards Aung San Suu Kyi will become president. Before the next election, she will be the president. … There might be a coalition government or something like that and then she can get the post of president. Then in the 2015 election she will be elected as president again.

Q: Can you tell us about your new prison memoir?

A: It was launched on Dec. 22. The book is called “One Jail and the Article 5J Stories.” [Emergency Provision Act Article 5J was commonly used to jail political prisoners for supposed subversive activities.] This book is not for me, it’s a fundraising book. The money will go to the Former Political Prisoners League. All these stories were published before in a humorous magazine in Burma called “Ye Sa Ya.”

I was sent to prison three times [in the 1970s and late 1980s]. .… These are all short stories about the prisoners, about how we live together. It’s also a book of humor. Even when we are inside we did not lose our humor. I wrote about all these humorous plots.

There were also many traumas because of the times we had. There were a lot of pains, a lot of suffering. Some of our friends died. But some days are very nice, we are laughing with each other. We make fun with each other. It needs to be like that, if not, we can die and we can become insane. We love each other too, the brotherhood is there.

Q: One last question, why did the world not end on 21-12-2012 as many astrologists predicted?

A: The changes are happening now, the new age is commencing. It doesn’t mean the whole world is over, [it means] the new world is commencing. In Myanmar [calendar] predictions it will actually commence by 24 of December. Today.

Q: Today? So I came here on an auspicious day?

A: Yes. We are now entering into the new age. Within months [from now] all the bad things will start fading and the good things will commence.


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9 Responses to Suu Kyi President in 2014? Just Ask the Stars…

  1. Burmese prophet’s prediction contradicts itself. He predicts no amendment of constitution but predicts possibility of Suu Kyi becoming vice president. Without amendment, there is no road to vice presidency for Suu Kyi.

  2. George Than Setkyar Heine

    “But nobody can make amendments to our Constitution”.
    Bravo boy!
    I FULLY AGREE WITH THAT!
    Than Shwe drawn constitution is the BACKBONE of MILITARY SPONSORED RULE at Naypyidaw if LEFT to RUN would LAST UNTIL ETERNITY of course.
    ” Major political changes will happen in 2014, before the election. … [But] there will be no military coup before the election, I predict that. After July 7, 2014, everything will be alright. 2014 and 2015 will be very nice. All the dreams of our country will come true; all the dreams of 1988 will come true!
    Why don’t you predict/say we would be RID OF of a ROGUE before July 7, 2014 man?
    Of course the DEMISE of that ROGUE would certainly ALLAY/LESSEN the RISK of a MILITARY TAKEOVER of BURMA as well no doubt.
    “Maybe after July 7, 2014, onwards Aung San Suu Kyi will become president. Before the next election, she will be the president. … There might be a coalition government or something like that and then she can get the post of president. Then in the 2015 election she will be elected as president again”.
    Simply say, Daw Suu gaining the post of the president of Burma is CONDITIONAL on the DEMISE of the ROGUE as TOP PRIORITY and IN THE FIRST PLACE, why not?
    And Thein Sein is a LAME DUCK to RUN BURMA WITHOUT Daw Suu PLAYING SECOND FIDDLE as well trust me.
    When the BAD GUY GOES Thein Sein has NO OPTION OTHER THAN to HAND OVER the REINS to Daw Suu and SLIPS INTO the STORY BOOKS for the BETTER I bet as he is BORN to PLAY the PART of a SIMPLE CLERK if not a PUPPET only NOT CUT OUT for a LEADING ROLE since birth until today trust me.
    Of course, the POSTERITY and FUTURE of BURMA would be in the HANDS of Daw Suu and her people after July 7, 2014 and BEYOND and that also is CONDITIONAL on the HEALTH and BREATH of OUR NATIONAL LEADER still HOLDING OUT until THEN as well you bet.
    PEOPLE MAY DIE even in a BLINK of an EYE (before the curved hand extends or extended hand curves at (pivoting at) the elbow like our Lord Buddha has said and preached) lest you guys forget.
    “Maybe after July 7, 2014, onwards Aung San Suu Kyi will become president. Before the next election, she will be the president. … There might be a coalition government or something like that and then she can get the post of president. Then in the 2015 election she will be elected as president again”.
    There, YOU BARE YOUR BOTTOM man!
    You have clearly stated NOBODY COULD CHANGE Than Shwe’s CONSTITUTION, right?
    HOW COME Daw Suu COULD BE GIVEN the PRESIDENT POST after July 7, 2014 much less GET ELECTED in 2015 election as PRESIDENT while the 2008 NARGIS CONSTITUTION is STILL IN PLACE in BURMA?
    Hence this statement of yours DOES NOT ADD UP much less ADD CREDIBILITY to your PREDICTION for that matter as well.
    “The affable soothsayer and former political prisoner was awarded the prestigious International Man of the Year award in Astrology and Palmistry by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, UK, in 1997″
    Well, I certainly DON’T GET WHAT TICKED the GUYS in the UK for that matter man!
    However, ALLOW ME to OPINE on the MATTER at HAND in Burma today if you don’t mind.
    Than Shwe drawn constitution HOLDS the KEY in Burma today, agreed?
    And China and Russia are STILL STANDING TALL behind the ARCHITECT of ALL WOES and MAYHEM in Burma, GET THAT?
    The KILLING FIELD in Kachin Land TESTIFIED to the FACT, any bets?
    Of course Obama led West would not RISK their NECKS to HELP the PEOPLE of Burma at the moment trust me as well.
    Hence, BEST BET for OBAMA and his WEST is to DO a HIGH FIVE with the REDS in Beijing and SPLIT the SPOILS in Burma for a change as they are DIRT POOR and ON the VERGE of a FISCAL CLIFF at the moment if you don’t know yet.
    And Daw Suu and Min Ko Naing led group should start WORKING on a CONTINGENCY PLAN in REGARD to the MATER and for the BETTER of BURMA as well given the SCENARIO at HAND today.
    Getting a CRACK at Than Shwe’s constitution should START the BALL ROLLING in that DIRECTION no doubt.
    UNTIL and UNLESS THEY CAN AMEND/ABOLISH Than Shwe’s MILITARY PRONE CONSTITUTION NOTHING WILL GET DONE in BURMA in terms of PEACE, STABILITY, RULE of LAW, JUSTICE, EQUALITY for ETHNIC PEOPLE specifically in Burma.
    FAILING TO DO the JOB would certainly CULMINATE in GETTING the COUNTRY DISMEMBERED or DESTROYED by a host of CHINESE COMPANIES working in hand with the CRONIES and MILITARY OWNED ENTERPRISES while the PEOPLE of BURMA LOSING their LANDS and LIVELIHOODS, not to mention MONASTIC LANDS/PROPERTY as well before BURMA gets FINALLY ANNEXED as a PROVINCE of CHINA in HALF a DECADE NO MORE lest you guys failed to note.

  3. After 8888, People Power Revolution, Daw Suu was considered as a rising star. Many people were interested on her and her movements in national politic. At that time, a well-known astrologer, a senior of San Zarni Bo, predicted that she would be very successful in the world outside Burma but inside Burma, there would be no space for her. it was true that Daw Suu had very limited space, her house and Insein jail for many years. He did not say the duration or term of his prediction. I wish Daw Suu’s star has changed from worst to best and I wish for her luck and luck of our country for this New Year.

  4. agree. I wish Daw Suu’s star has changed from worst to best and I wish for her luck and luck of our country for this New Year.

  5. She become older and older. If she doesn’t won in 2015, our fortune will not be good. So, believe it or not……..i want to fall in believe

  6. I hope Aung San Suu Kyi has more and more security. Like her father before her, she’s just human and not able to stop bullets with super powers. Astrology is fascinating but not very accurate of course… but it does seem like the powers that be might work to make her President some day. Like Nelson Mandela.

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