Archive for August 28th, 2012

Martyred two Arab Muslim heroes during the first first Myanmar King for disobeying to contribute in building a pagoda

August 28, 2012

Shwe Byin brothers sons of two Arab Muslim sailors of BYAT family, Byat Wi and Byat Ta who arrived Burmese shores, near Thaton before the establishment of first Myanmar Empire, Bagan. The Shwe Byin brothers served the king as warriors.[52] Returning home, they refused to contribute to the construction of a pagoda at Taung Byone,[53] just north of Mandalay. The king ordered the two brothers to be punished for this disobedience, resulting in their execution.[53] After this, the royal boat would no longer move. Brahmans, royal consultants, interpreted that the two brothers had been loyal servants and were unjustly punished, thus becoming Nat who disabled the boat. To mollify them Anawrahta had the spirit-palace at Taung Byone built, and ordered the people to worship the two brothers.[53] Taung Byone, 14 km (9 mi) north of Mandalay, has about 7,000 nat shrines, of which nearly 2,000 are dedicated to the two Shwe Byin brothers, hosts an annual festival for five days.[7][54]




License to Rape – A report released by the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and the Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF)

August 28, 2012

License to Rape – A report released by the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and the Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF).

This report details 173 incidents of rape and other forms of sexual violence, involving 625 girls and women, committed by Burmese (Myanmar) army troops in Shan State, mostly between 1996 and 2001. It should be noted that due to the stigma attached to rape, many women do not report incidents of sexual violence. Incidents may also not have reached SHRF, as information on human rights abuses in Shan State is gained from refugees arriving at the Thai-Burma border. There fore the figures in this report are likely to be far lower than the reality.


There is an imminent “genocide” in Rakhine Rohingya Muslims

August 28, 2012

Translations from: Latest conditions of Muslims in Rakhine, informed by the recent returnees (1) 27 August 2012 M-Media

There is not yet a real Genocide in Arakan State. But we observed that there are conditions forcing them into mass death leading to an impending “genocide”.

For example, they are under Martial Law: which limited their mobility and they could not buy anything. Another factor is that if the conditions continue like this present situation, they all would be stuck in the refugee camps leading to a slow death.

Diarrhoea, Cholera, Malaria and Dengue Fever are wide spread there. Some died infront of us while we were trying to save them.


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