The Contracting Parties,
Having considered the declaration made by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 96 (I) dated 11 December 1946 that genocide is a crime under international law, contrary to the spirit and aims of the United Nations and condemned by the civilized world,
Recognizing that at all periods of history genocide has inflicted great losses on humanity, and
Being convinced that, in order to liberate mankind from such an odious scourge, international co-operation is required,
Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
The UN’s top humanitarian official has said conditions for displaced Burmese Muslim Rohingyas are “dire”, and called on Burma to improve them.
Valerie Amos made the comments after visiting camps in Rakhine state.
More than 135,000 people displaced during six months of ethnic conflict are living in camps in the state, the vast majority of them Rohingyas.
“Warning signs” are in place for a genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, an Al Jazeera investigation has been told by a leading expert in the field.
According to Professor William Schabas, until recently President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, the findings of an Al Jazeera documentary reveal that “we’re moving into a zone where the word can be used”.
November 30, Sittwe (Akyab), Arakan: There are refugee camps for Rakhines Buddhists and Muslim Rohingyas and Kamans in Sittwe (Akyab), Arakan. In fact, the condition in the refugee camps of Rohingyas and Kamans is worse and more awful than the condition that should be in the refugee camps. Although there are two Doctors and two Nurses from military hospital for every 150 people in the Rakhine refugee camps, there is no doctor in Rohingya and Kaman refugee camps and on top of that, Rakhine extremists hassle the doctors from MSF who come to cure Rohingyas and Kamans in their camps. In spite of all these hassles, a medical team from Turkey and another from Australia visited Rohingya and Kaman refugee camps in Sittwe last week with a view to saving human lives.
m-mediagroup.com:သဲေခ်ာင္း မြတ္စလင္ ဒုကၡသည္ စခန္းကို အဓမၼ ဖိအားေရႊခိုင္းရာ လက္မခံသျဖင့္ ရဲမ်ား အၾကမ္းဖက္ပစ္ခတ္
၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္ ဒီဇင္ဘာ ၁ ရက္ ညေန႔(၅) နာရီတြင္ စစ္ေတြ သဲေခ်ာင္းရိွ မြတ္စလင္ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းမ်ားမွ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားကို ေဝးလံသည့္ ေဆးသမားေက်းရြာသို႔ အတင္းအဓမၼ ေျပာင္းေရႊခိုင္းရာ မြတ္စလင္မ္ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားမွ မသြားလိုေၾကာင္း ေျပာသျဖင့္ လံုျခံဳေရးတပ္ဖြဲ႕ဝင္ ရဲမ်ား ေသနတ္မ်ားျဖင့္ ပစ္ခတ္မႈ႕ေၾကာင့္ အနည္းဆံုး မြတ္စလင္မ္ ဒုကၡသည္ (၅) ဦး ဒဏ္ရာျပင္းထန္စြာရရိွသြားသည္။
ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ဇြန္လက ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ အတြင္း ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့တဲ့ ပဋိပကၡေတြနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီး အာဏာပိုင္ေတြက အမႈ ၅ မႈနဲ႔ဖမ္းဆီးထိန္းသိမ္းခဲ့တဲ့ ေဒါက္တာထြန္းေအာင္(ေခၚ) ႏုရာဟက္ကို စစ္ေတြခရိုင္ တရားရံုးက အလုပ္နဲ႔ ေထာင္ဒဏ္ ၁၂ ႏွစ္ က်ခံေစဖို႔ မေန႔က အၿပီးသတ္ အမိန္႔ ခ်မွတ္လိုက္ပါတယ္။
washingtonpost.com: Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar security forces of supporting some anti-Muslim attacks
The U.N. has called the Rohingya — who are widely reviled by the Buddhist majority in Myanmar — among the most persecuted people on Earth.
Myanmar denies the Rohingya citizenship, even though many of their families have lived in Myanmar for generations. The government considers them to be illegal migrants from Bangladesh, but Bangladesh also rejects them, rendering them stateless.
Myanmar’s reforms are more about the interests and longevity of the country’s military than about public welfare.
In a week’s time, US President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Asia’s – and perhaps the world’s – hottest destination: Myanmar. He should “see” the ugly realities of the country’s reforms that lie just beneath their surface and hear the cries of the wretched of Myanmar, such as the Muslim Rohingya and the Christian Kachins.
မန္းတေလး နန္းတြင္း ဗလီႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္ျပီး အေထာက္အထား မေတြ႔ရိွခဲ့ဟု ယဥ္ေက်းမႈ တကၠသိုလ္ ပါခ်ဴပ္(ျငိမ္း) သမိုင္းပညာရွင္ ဦးတင္စိုးမွ ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္ကုိ ေျဖရွင္းခ်က္
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အေမရိကန္သမၼတ တဦးအေနနဲ႔ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကို လာမယ့္ ခရီးစဥ္အတြင္း သမၼတ အိုဘားမား ဟာ ႏိုင္ငံအႀကီးအကဲေတြနဲ႔ ေတြ႔ဆံုမွာျဖစ္သလို ျမန္မာလူထုကိုလည္း မိန္႔ခြန္းေျပာဆိုဖို႔ ရိွေန ပါတယ္။ နာရီပိုင္းပဲ ၾကာမယ့္ ခရီးစဥ္အတြင္း ရန္ကုန္မွာပဲ ေတြ႔ဆံုမႈေတြကို ျပဳလုပ္မယ္လို႔ သိရပါ တယ္။ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအဖဲြ႔ေတြကေတာ့ ဒီခရီးစဥ္ဟာ မျဖစ္သင့္ဘူးလို႔ ကန္႔ကြက္ေနၾကတုန္းပါ။ ဒီ ခရီးစဥ္အေျခအေနနဲ႔ပတ္သက္လို႔ စံုစမ္းေမးျမန္းထားတာေတြကို ကိုသားညြန္႔ဦးက တင္ျပေပးထားပါတယ္။
By Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall
PAIK THAY, Myanmar | Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:14pm GMT
(Reuters) – On a hot Sunday night in a remote Myanmar village, Tun Naing punched his wife and unleashed hell.
She wanted rice for their three children. He said they couldn’t afford it. Apartheid-like restrictions had prevented Muslims like Tun Naing from working for Buddhists here in Rakhine State along Myanmar’s western border, costing the 38-year-old metalworker his job.
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Myanmar’s western state of Arakan (Rakhine) is again burning. In Mrauk-U, the former capital of the independent kingdom of Arakan, hundreds of young Rakhine Buddhist men were on the march: packed on the backs of pickups, on motorcycles, on trishaws, tuk-tuks and bicycles, but mostly on foot.
The Rohingyas need the help of the Burmese government, Aung San Suu Kyi and the outside world
THE political transformation in Myanmar this past year or more has so far seemed one of history’s more remarkable revolutions. It has seemed, indeed, to be a revolution without losers. The army, which brutalised the country for half a century, remains influential and unpunished. Political prisoners have been freed by the hundreds. The opposition and its heroine, Aung San Suu Kyi, have successfully entered mainstream politics.
We are again bombarded by photographs and news of renewed violence in Myanmar’s Arakan region (officially Rakhine state). Meanwhile, at the UN in New York, the delegates listened to the report of UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur for Myanmar Mr. Quintana. While recognizing the democratization efforts in the country, he underlined that it was vital for the Myanmar government and all concerned to prevent further violence, to defuse tensions between the Rakhine Buddhist and Rohingya Muslim communities, and to address the underlying causes of inter-communal unrest.
KUALA LUMPUR: Rohingya living in Malaysia have made a strong plea to world leaders to stop the ethnic cleansing of their countrymen in the Myanmar state of Arakan.
myanamarmuslim.net:ကုလားေတြပါ၊ ကုလားေတြပါ ဆိုတာကို ကၽြန္ေတာ္ ၀မ္းနည္းပါတယ္၊ အိမ္ရွင္ေတြ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး၊ ဧည့္သည္ေတြပါလို႔ ေျပာၾကားျခင္း ဟာလည္း လံုး၀ လက္ခံႏိုင္စရာ မရွိပါဘူး (ကိုုျမေအး)
By TUN KHIN
Use of language can be very important. This is something the government of Burma knows very well. There are disturbing parallels between the way current violence in Arakan state is being described, and how past atrocities committed by the Burmese government were recounted at the time.
ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ အစၥလာမ္ ဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားႏွင့္ လူမ်ားစု ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ား အၾကား အထင္အျမင္ လြဲမွား၍ ပဋိပကၡမ်ားျဖစ္ေစရန္ တိုင္းရင္းသား အဖြဲ႕အစည္းတစ္ခုက စီစဥ္လ်က္ရွိၿပီး ၎တို႔ လုပ္ေဆာင္မည့္ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္မွာ တန္ခိုးႀကီးေစတီတစ္ခုအား ဗံုးျဖင့္ တိုက္ခိုက္၍ အဆိုပါ တိုက္ခိုက္မႈအား အစၥလာမ္ ဘာသာ၀င္မ်ား ျပဳလုပ္သေယာင္ စြပ္စြဲ၍ ႏိုင္ငံေရး အျမတ္ထုတ္မႈတစ္ခုကို လုပ္ေဆာင္ရန္ စီစဥ္ေနေၾကာင္း ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ အတြင္း တာ၀န္က် အမည္မေဖၚလိုသူ ပုဂၢိဳလ္တစ္ဦးထံမွ သတင္းရရွိသည္။
by Yangon Press International on Monday, 22 October 2012 at 00:37 ·
October 29, 2012
Two mosques in Myanmar’s Karen state were attacked by bombs last night.
A bomb exploded at Yay-nan-si-kone Mosque in Kawkareik Township.
A local source told M-Media, “Just after midnight, there was a bomb blast at Yay-nan-si-kone Mosque. There were two bombs but only one exploded. The bomb exploded between the mosque and the fence. Another bomb was at the mosque entrance but it didn’t explode. The military has confiscated it”.
According to Myanmar Muslim Net (www.myanmarmuslim.net), two men on a red motorbike threw two bombs into the mosque compound. One bomb was a military bomb 81; another one was 91 used in the US army. The first bomb exploded at about 20 yards from the mosque.
Myanmarmuslim.net:ျမန္မာ မြတ္စလင္မ္ ဗလီႏွစ္လုုံးကုိ ၂နာရီအတြင္း ဗုံး ၃လုံးျဖင့္ အၾကမ္းဖက္ တစ္စု တိုက္ခိုက္
သတင္း – SK – ျမန္မာမြတ္စလင္မ္ မီဒီယာ MMM
ျမန္မာနိင္ငံတြင္း အစၥလာမ္ဆန္႔က်င္ေရး လူပ္ရွားမႈမ်ားကို ကရင္ျပည္နယ္ရွိ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ ဘုန္းေတာ္ႀကီးမ်ားက ေပၚေပၚလြင္လြင္ျပဳလုပ္ လာၾကၿပီးေနာက္ က်ဴံဒိုးၿမိဳ႕ဗလီႏွင့္ ေကာ့ကရိတ္ၿမိဳ႕ ေရနံဆီကုန္းဗလီအား မသမာသူမ်ားက လက္ပစ္ဗုံးမ်ားျဖင့္ ပစ္ခတ္ တိုက္ခိုက္မႈမ်ား ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ေၾကာင္း ေဒသခံမ်ားက myanmarmuslim.net သို႔ေျပာသည္။
က်ဳံဒိုးၿမိဳ႕ ဗုိလ္ခ်ဳပ္လမ္းမေပၚရွိ က်ဳံဒိုးဗလီ ေနာက္ဘက္(မီးစက္လမ္းၾကား) ၿခံစည္းရိုးေဘးသို႔ အမည္မသိ ၄ ဦးက ဆုိင္ကယ္ ၂စီးျဖင့္ လွ်ပ္တျပက္ျဖတ္ကာ လြန္စြာ အသံက်ယ္ေလာင္သည့္ ဗုံးတစ္လံုးကို ေအာက္တိုဘာ ၂၈ ည ၁၁ နာရီ ၅၀မိနစ္တြင္ ပစ္သြင္းတိုက္ခိုက္ခဲ့သည္။
သတင္း- TK ( ျမန္မာမြတ္စလင္မ္ သတင္းစဥ္)
ၿမိဳ႕ေပၚရြာသစ္ကုန္မွာ ရွိတဲ႔ လူႀကီးေတြကို ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးမွဴး က `ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔ ရပ္ကြက္ကိုေစာင့္ေနတဲ႔ ကင္းေတြကို ဖယ္ရွားေပးပါ။ အိမ္ေပၚကိုတက္ရွာဖို႔ ေတြလိုရွိရင္ အားလံုးကို ဖမ္းမယ္။´ ဟု ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္သြားခဲ့သည္။ ရပ္ကြက္ သူ ရပ္ကြက္သားမ်ားအေနနဲ႔ အဲလို လူႀကီးေတြ လာသတိေပးသြားတိုင္း မီးရိႈ႕ တုိက္ခိုက္မွဳေတြ ျဖစ္ေနတဲ႔ အေတြ႕အၾကံဳအရလို႔ ၿမိဳခံေတြ႕ စိုးရိမ္ေနၾကတယ္ၿမိဳ႕စြန္မွာရွိတဲ႔ အနည္းငယ္ရွိတဲ႔ မြတ္စလင္အိမ္ေတြကို ဖယ္ခိုင္းျပီး ဖ်က္စီးလုိက္ပါသည္။
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the setting up of a commission in Burma to investigate recent sectarian violence in the country’s west.
Burma’s president, Thein Sein, has announced an inquiry into the clashes in Rakhine state, where scores of people were killed and tens of thousands displaced by the violence in May and June.
According to vice chairman of the Muslim National Democratic Party for Development (NDPD) Hla Thein, more than 100 Rohingya Muslims have been killed in a recent wave of sectarian violence against Muslims in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine.
Burma’s president has acknowledged major destruction in the west of the country, scene of recent ethnic unrest.
“There have been incidents of whole villages and parts of the towns being burnt down in Rakhine state,” Thein Sein’s spokesman told the BBC.
A human rights group has released satellite images of what appears to be the destruction of a coastal Burmese district riven by ethnic unrest.
Human Rights Watch says the images show that more than 800 buildings and houseboats were burned to the ground in Kyaukpyu, in western Rakhine state.
Senior members of the Muslim Rohingya community say that more than 100 Rohingya were killed on Tuesday and 440 houses burnt by ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in a village called Yaing Thay, in the northern part of the state. Local Rohingya have accused the police of participating in the violence and shooting members of their community.
By Akbar Ahmed and Harrison Akins
She came, she saw, she conquered. The photograph of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing proudly with America’s smiling political elite at her Congressional Gold Medal ceremony last month in Washington, D.C., provides a powerful image of this heroine of democracy. She has justifiably caught the world’s attention and earned its love. Arizona Sen. John McCain called her “his personal hero.”
by Karyn Becker
Genocide: The deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group.
Ethnic Cleansing: The elimination of an unwanted group from a society, as by genocide or forced migration.
Any discussion of genocide or ethnic cleansing would seem to be straightforward, both in the subject matter itself and in the myriad examples one could bring to mind. As these topics are studied in greater depth, however, the discussion invariably becomes far more complicated. Defined as “the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group,” genocide tends to evoke thoughts of the Holocaust of World War Two–the most egregious and infamous example of the mass killing of people based on their ethnic or religious background. For many people, that is the full extent of what genocide means. Today, however, the word genocide draws upon an even more complex body of history and scholarship, focusing on the motivation of the perpetrators. By narrow definition, genocide can only occur when there is a deliberate attempt to completely destroy all members of a particular group. As such, there are few clearly identifiable examples of genocide.
By HANNA HINDSTROM
A group of Arakanese monks have called for Rohingya “sympathisers” to be targeted and exposed as “national traitors” while tensions again flare between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma’s westernmost state.
In a document seen by DVB, the All-Arakanese Monks’ Solidarity Conference have urged locals to distribute images of anyone alleged to be supporting the stateless minority group to all townships in the region, potentially opening them up to violent attacks by nationalist extremists.
YANGON — At least three people have been killed in a fresh outbreak of communal violence between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhists in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, a local official said on Tuesday.
The clashes laid bare festering tensions between the two communities after widespread violence in June left dozens dead, tens of thousands displaced and prompted rights groups to warn of a humanitarian crisis.
We hereby demand the Myanmar Government and Bama Military to stop the Anti-Islam and Anti-OIC protests.
If they fail to control or stop these nonsense this could lead to the widespread Anti-Muslim protests throughout Myanmar.
President U Thein Sein led USDP party, Myanmar Government and Myanmar Military would be held responsible for the loss of properties and lives of Muslims at the UN and ICC if these protests escalates into anti-Muslim Riots in any part of Myanmar.
By Alexandra Wong Our columnist has had her heartstrings tugged in many countries, the latest being Myanmar, where one particular afternoon etches a poignant memory.Wait! I’m scared!” I say, prompting Zaw Zaw to respond with a smile.“Don’t worry. It’s just my mamma.”
I swallow, torn by conflicting thoughts. In my first visit to Myanmar, I had become good friends with our guide Zaw Zaw. We bonded over our mutual passion for photography. On impulse, I had asked if I could see how the locals lived.
by LYNN on Sep 12, 2012 • 10:33 pm
The checkpoint looms. There are armed guards on both sides of the road. Our taxi – a cross between a tuk tuk and a pickup truck – lurches. The driver gasps, hesitates. He is nervy and jumpy and clearly afraid. And yet, five minutes earlier, this same young man had boldly offered to take us to our destination, for a hefty fee. He knew we had no choice. Had just seen another driver turn us down with a grimace and a slicing motion to his throat. It was apparently dangerous where we wanted to go.
By Michelle Nichols
UNITED NATIONS | Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:20pm EDT
(Reuters) – Myanmar’s government says it is not worried opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will upstage the president during their overlapping U.S. visits because they work together for democracy, just as Nelson Mandela did with South Africa’s last apartheid-era leader.
Origin of the Tribes of Chittaging Hill Tract (CHT)
By Abid Bahar, Canada
Introduction: Arakan was a medieval kingdom located at the edge of South Asia became a province of Burma after the Burmese invasion in 1784 and the subsequent annexation of it with Burma. To the people of India and Bangladesh, Arakan became sadly memorable for the tragic massacre of the Moghul prince Shah Suja and his entire family by the Arakanese king Sandathudamma.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an “American patriot” after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization.
“She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear,” Obama said at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Exclusive report from Rakihne state exposes an entire region divided by religious and racial discrimination.
A recent journey to western Myanmar has revealed a provincial capital divided by hatred and thousands of its Muslim residents terrorised by what they say is a state-sponsored campaign to segregate the population along ethno-sectarian lines.
Published June 18, 2012
By J. J. Messner, Nate Haken, Krista Hendry, Patricia Taft, Kendall Lawrence, Tierney Anderson, Raphaël Jaeger,Natalie Manning, Felipe Umaña, Amelia Whitehead
Report available in PDF and Flash formats
The Failed States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Failed States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.
Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma’s Arakan State
Written by Sai Latt
MONDAY, 23 JULY 2012
As society liberalizes after 60 years, new strains appear
The continuing strife in western Burma signifies a dangerous future for an ethnically diverse country that has experienced ethnic conflicts for more than 60 years. It is not simply a campaign against the minority Rohingya as a group. It is a reflection of a tragic political hangover of the nation-state system that operates through an ominous and troubling nationalism.
The Arakan conflict is about nation-state building and state territorialization, which are being articulated by mainstreaming a singular ethno-religious identity — Buddhist Burmese, the basis of official nationalism. The root cause of the historical antagonism between the dominant Burman leadership and ethnic groups has been reactivated.
How do we define prejudice and racism?
As prejudice and racism have caused enormous suffering across history, it is very important to try to understand how they work. Prejudice and racism both refer to a negative view of one group of people based solely on their membership in that group. Racism is a specific form of prejudice, involving prejudicial attitudes or behavior towards members of an ethnic group. The definition of race is somewhat variable but commonly refers to an ethnic group originating on a specific continent, such as people of African, European or Asian descent.
London, 02 July 2012
The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) today launches its situation report Burning Homes, Sinking Lives: A situation report on violence against stateless Rohingya in Myanmar and their refoulement from Bangladesh. The report presents the findings and observations of ERT researchers.
The report, which includes testimony collected from over 50 interviews with Rohingya in the period 13-29 June 2012, paints an extremely bleak picture, which demands urgent action to prevent further human rights violations including loss of life, suffering, forced displacement and damage to property. In addition to the testimony of victims, the report reviews the legal obligations of the parties to this crisis and makes recommendations to the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh, the UNHCR and the international community.
By MARINA MAHATHIR All abuse is about power, because you never abuse people who have more power than you. I WAS reading about the trial of Jerry Sandusky, a well-known and much-loved football coach at Penn State University in the US, for abusing some of the young boys under his charge.
The twentieth century has been defined as the century of nationalism and genocide. How intense is the relationship between the two, given the fact they so often tend to occur simultaneously? Nationalism is the doctrine that “the rulers should belong to the same ethnic (that is, national) group as the ruled” (Gellner, 1983, p. 1). The doctrine assumes that a ruler belonging to an alien nationality or ethnic group is not fully legitimate. However, the inverse formula is a sure recipe for ethnic cleansing, mass deportation, and genocide: to claim that the inhabitants of a specific constituency must share the same ethnic lineage as its leaders is effectively to give full legitimacy to the mass expulsion of different ethnicity and the drastic redrawing of boundaries to suit the group’s pedigree. Nationalism also holds that “nation and political power should be congruent” (Gellner, 1983, p. 1). This longing for congruence, or ethnopolitical purity, is the historical hallmark of most nationalist attempts to erase ethnic distinctiveness by homogenizing entire populations.
က်န္ဦးေရတစ္ခ်ဳိ႕ ဘာသာမဲ့ေနၾက၏။ တစ္ခ်ဳိ႕ နတ္ကိုးကြယ္၏။ ဤသို႔ၾကားဖူး၏။ ကမ႓ာ့တိုက္ႀကီး ေလးတိုက္ အာရွ တိုက္၊ ဥေရာပတိုက္ စသည္ ကမ႓ာအရပ္ရပ္ ဘာသာစုံျပန္႔ႏွံ႔လ်က္ရွိ၏။ ဗုဒၶဘာသာတို႔အတြက္ ဗုဒၶဘုရားက ေမတၱာကို အထူးဦးစားေပး ေဟာခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း တစ္ခ်ဳိ႕ ဗုဒၶဘာသာတို႔သည္ ဘာသာျခားတို႔အေပၚ ေမတၱာမထားႏိုင္ၾကဘဲ မုန္းတီးေရး ဝါဒကို ဖန္တီးလိုၾက၏။
The triumphant tour of Europe by Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been a boost to the forces for change in a country that came under iron-fisted military rule half a century ago. She was received with almost the same honour as a head of state in Switzerland, Norway, Britain, Ireland, and France, where she met leading statesmen, government officials, prominent human-rights activists and even royals. Today, there is an air of optimism as some reforms toward a more democratic system have been introduced since a new quasi-civilian government took over in March last year.
Published: June 15, 2012
BANGKOK — Over the past year, Myanmar’s government has ended its heavy censorship, allowing citizens unfettered access to a wide variety of Web sites that had been banned during military rule. When the government first began dismantling its Internet controls in August, visits to sites like YouTube soared.
By Francis Wade
CHIANG MAI – The timing of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s return to Europe after a 24-year absence could have been better. She leaves her country amid turmoil in its western Rakhine State, where sectarian rioting has claimed scores of victims. The period of unrest has shed a rare light on the volatile tensions that have simmered for years between the country’s dominant Buddhist population and its Muslim minority.
By Brian McCartan
Sectarian strife gripping Rakhine State offers a distinct test for Myanmar’s quasi-civilian government. President Thein Sein’s efforts to calm the situation have won some praise, but there are calls to do more. The real test will be whether his government can ensure long-term stability while continuing a reform drive that is removing controls that served to suppress past communal tensions.
Chiang Mai, Thailand – The mob that set upon and killed a group of Muslims riding a bus through western Myanmar on June 3 displayed a depravity normally the hallmark of the country’s military. News reports that emerged in the wake of the incident, allegedly in response to the gang rape and murder of a Buddhist girl by three Muslim men days before, described the ten victims of a frenzied beating being urinated upon before the bus was set ablaze.
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By Aung Hla Tun
YANGON | Mon Jun 4, 2012 6:59am EDT
(Reuters) – Buddhist vigilantes in western Myanmar attacked a bus and killed nine Muslims, police said on Monday, the deadliest communal violence in the region since a reformist government took power a year ago.
ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ သံတဲြၿမိဳ႕ကေန ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ကို မေန႔ ညေန (၅) နာရီေလာက္က ထြက္ခြာလာတဲ့ ခရီးသည္တင္ယာဥ္ကို ေတာင္ကုတ္-သံတဲြလမ္းဆံုမွာ ေဒသခံရခိုင္လူမ်ဳိးေတြက တားဆီးၿပီး ကားေပၚမွာပါလာတဲ့ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ၀င္ (၁၀) ဦးနဲ႔ ၾကား၀င္ျဖန္ေျဖတဲ့ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ (၁) ဦးကို အၾကမ္းဖက္ သတ္ျဖတ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။
မေကြးတိုင္းေဒသႀကီး ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္ရွိ အေနာက္ဗလီကို အမည္မသိ လူအခ်ဳိ႕က ညစဥ္ ၈ နာရီႏွင့္ ၁၀ နာရီ၀န္းက်င္ခန္႔တြင္ ခဲမ်ားျဖင့္ ပစ္ေပါက္ေႏွာင့္ယွက္ဖ်က္ဆီးမႈမ်ား ျပဳလုပ္ေနေၾကာင္း ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံ တစ္ဦးက ေျပာၾကားသည္။
“ဒီလ ၁၈ ရက္ေန႔က စျဖစ္တာပါ။ ျဖစ္ျဖစ္ခ်င္း ၃ရက္ေလာက္ေတာ့ ရဲ ၅-၆ေယာက္လာတယ္။ အဲဒီေနာက္ပိုင္း မလာေတာ့ဘူး။ အခုရက္ပိုင္း ခဲနဲ႔ေပါက္တာ ပိုျဖစ္လာတယ္။”ဟု အမည္မေဖာ္လိုသူ ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံတစ္ဦးက myanmarmuslim.net သို႔ေျပာၾကားသည္။
ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏အလွမွာ ႐ုပ္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာမွ်မဟုတ္ေခ်။ ျမန္မာျပည္သားတို႔၏ ႏွလံုးသားတြင္လည္း ထင္ဟပ္လ်က္ရွိပါသည္။ အမွန္တရားကို ခံုမင္တန္ဖိုး ထားၾကသည့္ ျမန္မာတို႔သည္ ကိုယ့္နည္းကိုယ့္ဟန္ ကိုယ့္ပံုစံအသီးသီးတို႔ျဖင့္ ထိုသစၥာအမွန္ကို လြတ္လပ္စြာ ရွာေဖြခဲ့ၾက၏။ သက္ေသအျဖစ္ျပပါဆိုလွ်င္ ကမာၻ႔အဓိက ဘာသာႀကီးေလးခုတို႔သည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၌ ေရာင္ဝါထြန္းလင္းလ်က္ရွိ၏။
The storm over the blind activist Chen Guangcheng has understandably captured the world’s attention in the past week. But an event of much greater significance remains the ouster of Bo Xilai, the powerful party boss of Chongqing. The rise and fall of Bo is part of a much larger and potentially disruptive trend in China — the return of politics to the Chinese Communist Party.
Requesting ABIM and WAMI to investigate the “fake” picture of destroying a Buddhist Monastery in Bangladesh
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by Danishwara Nathaniel
KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — There’s an important element to remember when talking about refugees: they live in a world of fear. Of course, it is not the first time they get to taste this bitter feeling, as they are forced to seek refuge in a new, unfamiliar place. War, poverty, insurgency may have left them traumatised and forced to flee their country. The whole process is shadowed by fear. It will always agonise them as long as they don’t belong.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia feels voluntary repatriation and re-integration of returnees are practical solutions to the problem of refugees facing the Muslim world.
Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said countries in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should work together and assist each other to address this issue.
themalaysianinsider.com:Migrant workers are regular victims of corruption, Irene Fernandez tells MACC
KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Migrant workers in Malaysia are regularly harassed by enforcement authorities and forced to pay bribes, activist Irene Fernandez told the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today, maintaining her stand that Malaysia is unsafe for foreign labour.
ေမလ ၁၊ ၂၀၁၂
ငါတုိ႔သည္ ေရွးျမန္မာဘုရင္မ်ား လက္ထက္ကတည္းက တုိင္းက်ိဳး ျပည္က်ိဳးကုိ ဦးေဆြးဆံျမည့္ ထမ္းေဆာင္ခဲ့သူမ်ားျဖစ္၏။
ငါတုိ႔သည္ ျမန္မာ့လြတ္လပ္ေရးတုိက္ပဲြ အဆင့္ဆင့္မ်ားတြင္သာမက ဗုိလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္း ဦးေဆာင္ေသာ ပဲြသိမ္းလြတ္လပ္ေရး တုိက္ပဲြႀကီးတြင္လည္း မဆုတ္မနစ္ ရြပ္ရြပ္ခၽြံခၽြံ တုိက္ပဲြဝင္ခဲ့သူမ်ားျဖစ္၏။
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By Aung Hla Tun
YANGON | Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:31am EDT
YANGON (Reuters) – Nobel Peace Prize laureate and newly elected lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi will travel outside Myanmar for the first time in 24 years after accepting invitations to visit Norway and Britain in June, her party said on Wednesday.
အမ်ဳိးသား ျပန္လည္သင့္ျမတ္ေရးနဲ႔ တိုင္းျပည္ ျပန္လည္ထူေထာင္ေရး ႀကိဳးပမ္းေနတဲ့ အခုလိုကာလမ်ဳိးမွာ ဘာသာေရးအရ အျငင္းပြားမႈ၊ ခုိက္ရန္ျဖစ္ပြားမႈေတြကို ေရွာင္ရွားၾကဖို႔ လိုအပ္ေၾကာင္း အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ ဥကၠ႒ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္က ျမန္မာႏွစ္သစ္ကူး ကာလမွာ ျပည္သူလူထုကို ေမတၱာရပ္ခံ ပန္ၾကားလိုက္ပါတယ္။
French Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande is projected by polls to beat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in the runoff stage of voting in France’s presidential election on May 6. He spoke with TIME’s Bruce Crumley about his main opponent, his policy priorities and his plans for France and Europe.
Complaint letter to the President U Thein Sein about damaging of Masjids by local authorities, USDP and NLD members
Lin Win Thu wrote on his FB wall:လြတ္လပ္စြာကုိးကြယ္ခြင့္အရ ဘာသာမတူေပမဲ႔ ဒီမုိကေရစီနည္းက်က် ဒါေလးေတာ့ဖတ္ေပးပါ —-
ျမစ္ႀကီးနား ၊ မုိးညွင္းခရုိင္ ၊ ဖားကန္႔ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ (ယခင္အေခၚဆုိင္းေတာင္)ဆိတ္မူေက်းရြာ တြင္ျဖစ္ေသာ အျဖစ္အပ်က္မွာ ၁၉၉၄ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ထရံကာသြပ္မုိး ျဖင့္အစၥလာမ္၀တ္ျပဳေဆာင္ တည္ေဆာက္၀တ္ျပဳခဲ့ပါသည္။ ၁၈ႏွစ္ခန္႔ၾကာျပီျဖစ္၍ သစ္မ်ားထရံမ်ားပ်က္စီးသျဖင့္ျပဳျပင္ရန္ စီစဥ္ခဲ့ပါသည္။ ေပ၃၀-၄၀ ၀န္းက်င္အေဆာင္ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ယခုႏွစ္ပုိင္းတြင္ဘုန္းေတာ္ႀကီးေက်ာင္…းဆြမ္းစားေဆာင္ က်ပ္သိန္း၂၀၀၀တန္ကုိခြင့္ျပဳမိန္႔မပါဘဲတည္ေဆာက္ထားၿပီးျဖစ္ပါသည္။
YANGON, April 13 — He’s the flashiest tycoon in one of Asia’s poorest cities, with a canary-yellow Lamborghini parked outside his neoclassical mansion.
Tay Za is also one of the most vilified associates of Myanmar’s former junta. The US Treasury has branded him a “notorious henchman and arms dealer,” slapping him with sanctions that froze his assets and blocked his jet-setting family from cities across the globe.
Burmavjmedia.net: ေနအိမ္အတြင္း ဗလီေဆာက္ဖုိ႔ ႀကိဳးပမ္းသည့္အတြက္ ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံမ်ား ဝုိင္းဝန္းၿဖိဳဖ်က္
By ဇာဏီ၊ မတ္လ ၃၀ ရက္ေန႔၊ ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္။
မႏၱေလးတုိင္း ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ဘုရားနီ ဘုရားအနီးရွိ အိမ္တအိမ္အတြင္း ဗလီ ေဆာက္လုပ္ရန္ ႀကိဳးစားသည့္အတြက္ ေက်ာက္ပန္းေတာင္းၿမိဳ႕ခံ လူဦးေရ တေသာင္းခြဲ ဝန္းက်င္ခန္႔ လာေရာက္ ၿဖိဳဖ်က္ေနသည္လုိ႔ ၿမိဳ႕ခံျပည္သူတဦးက ဘားမားဗီေဂ် မီဒီယာကုိ သတင္းေပးပုိ႔ပါသည္။
PETALING JAYA: You’ve given up your old faithful mobile phone and finally caved in to the lure of the smartphone.
Then you enjoy flashing your latest mobile gadget in public and pretend to be familiar with all its functions and offerings, including the all-important mobile Internet service to browse and send and receive e-mails.
MARCH 21 — Myanmar appears to be rebalancing its ties with China even as Naypyidaw is preparing to assume the chairmanship of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) — a role it skipped in 2006 partly following Western pressure over its human rights records.
By Andrew R.C. Marshall
MAWLAMYAING, Myanmar | Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:43am EDT
(Reuters) – Cho Cho May knows who she will vote for in next month’s Myanmar by-elections: the candidate for the party created by the former military junta.
“No need to ask me that question,” she says. The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) candidate is her boss.
On 30 March 2011, the new President of the Republic of
the Union of Myanmar, U Thein Sein, delivered his
inaugural speech to both Chambers of the Pyidaungsu
Hluttaw (Union Parliament)
. To many Burmese
democrats, nothing U Thein Sein said made any
difference or will make any difference since he is
perceived to be the faithful and loyal servant and puppet
of Senior-General Than Shwe, former head of the State
Peace and Development Council (SPDC) and, as many
believe, still the power behind the throne.
By Satarupa Bhattacharjya and Frank Jack Daniel
MOREH, India, Feb 22 (Reuters) – As dusk falls on a lonely police station in the eastern tip of India, a young policeman nervously keeps an eye on the Arakan hills above him, dotted with poppy fields.