Birland State: Minister of Culture & Arts Grand Master Jason Tan Beng Siang Appointed Concurrently As Deputy Prime Minister
To My Contemporaries
It was my great honour to be appointed as the Minister of Culture & Arts of Birland State in June this year by the President H.R.M. King Emir A. Haiyawi and Prime Minister H.R.M. Prof. Dr. Queen Eden Soriano Trinidad. My first project was to begin to actively plan for the inaugural edition of “Poems for Birland”. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic still raging on around the world, with the support of our international friends we managed to have poets from 17 countries participate in the event to send their sincere and beautiful blessings and encouragement to Birland State. This event shows Birland State’s intention to become a world-class poetic desert nation (World Birland Poets – WBP), and was successful in drawing the attention of the international poets community, which was a great encouragement to me. To promote further cultural exchange and thank the community for their support, I propose to hold a WBP Global Poetry Biennale Exhibition which will present top honours including the “Ten Best Poets Award” and “International Poet Gold Statue Award” to encourage and promote the development of poetry on the global stage, using poetry as a literary means of promoting world peace, human civilization and environmental health development.
After over 3 months of development, the website of the Birland State Government was officially launched on 3 October 2021 by our President and Prime Minister. During the virtual event, highlights from the inaugural edition of “Poems for Birland” were also broadcasted to attendees from all the over world.
At the sincere suggestion of the President and Prime Minister who recommended me to take up the concurrent post of Deputy Prime Minister, I have given it much thought and deliberation and have decided to accept the post and try my best to fulfil this mission by giving my all to promote cultural and art interaction between the different nations of the world, so as to fulfil our international vision of one united world and reciprocate the support and love of everyone. I look forward to receiving everyone’s guidance and utmost support. Wishing everyone good health and prosperity!
Grand Master Jason Tan Beng Siang
【Founder of Three Variables / Chief Global Councillor of FOWCAAS】
Letter of Appointment
Birland State Government Official Site
*FOWCAAS President Khoo Seng Kong’s Celebratory Calligraphy Poem
“In a desert with few humans in time past, A national legend is now being written, With Three Variables as a guiding compass, Awaiting take off with wings spread wide”
*Celebratory Poems by Birland-China Cultural Ambassador Professor Hu Quan
[In praise of H.R.M. King Emir A. Haiyawi / Words by Prof. Hu Quan]
“Once deserted hills where snow chills penetrated guts, A campaigner for humanity with relentless determination, Every step along this arduous six year journey, Has turned it into a grassland of hope.”
[In praise of H.R.M. Prof. Dr. Queen Eden Soriano Trinidad / Words by Prof. Hu Quan]
“With the banner of humanitarian care raised, The Kind-hearted Queen and King, Seeking to bring dignity to all lives, Love and light for the prosperity of Birland.”
[In praise of Grand Master Jason Tan Beng Siang / Words by Prof. Hu Quan]
“Wind and cloud meet at the peak moment, The banner of culture calls for great unity, With Three Variables as an operating vehicle, An inspiring and righteous hero stands.”
*China Double Hook Calligraphic Federation Chairman Zhang Baosheng Celebratory Calligraphy
*Celebratory Brush Painting "Arhat Horse Traversing the Skies" by Master Bai Anping, Founder of Four-dimensional Space Art, Inner Mongolia, China
*Celebratory Calligraphy Poem & Chinese Ink Painting by FOWCAAS Global Affairs Advisor （Hong Kong）Professor Kinsan Chung’s
“The sand altar changes with nature, The wilderness is amazing, Birland national infrastructures are started, It is going to have great harmony in the world.”
As there are many celebratory messages coming in, they will be gradually added to the official website. Thank you for your patience.