Human Rights? They don’t mean it.
Neither Myanmar regime nor the celebrated Burmese opposition give a damn about human rights.
Rights groups ႏွႏွင့္ ႏိူင္ငံတကာ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းေတြက ၈၈ မ်ဳိးဆက္ ေေက်ာင္းသား ေတြနဲ႔ ႏိူင္ငံေရး သမားေတြကို ဖမ္းဆီးေထာင္က်တုန္းက သူတို႔ လူ႕ အခြင့္အေရးအအတြက္ေျပာဆိုခဲ့တဲ့အခါ စစ္အစိုးရကအခ်ဳပ္အျခာ အာဏာႏွင့္ ျျပည္တြင္းေရးကို ဝင္ေရာက္စြက္ဖက္ေနတယ္လို႔ တံုျပန္ခဲ့တယ္။ဒီ Rights groups ေတြနဲ႔ ဒီႏိူင္ငံတကာ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းေတြကပဲ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ အခြင့္အေရးနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ေျပာလာရင္ တခ်ိန္က အက်ဥ္းခ်ခဲ့ဖူးတဲ့ ဒီလူေတြကပဲ အခ်ဳပ္အျခာ အာဏာႏွင့္ ျပည္တြင္းေရးကို ဝင္ေရာက္စြပ္ဖက္ေနတယ္ ဆိုၿပီး ေျပာလာတာကို အံ့ဩစြာ ၾကားျမင္ေနရပါတယ္။
Ko Ko Gyi Even for DASSK, Khon Htoon Oo, U Tin Oo etc …I had wrote thousands of comments and hundreds of article. Once I wrote a heart felt bilingual article, “Dear Nan letter”. I tried to feel…put in a lot of feeling that my tears flow frequently… (I could not bluff as I wrote most of them in Burma Digest.) I even wrote the history of Shans and dozens of Shan article….But once they are released…they show NO feeling for Muslims of Myanmar and sometimes against us and Rohingyas….FYI I have to admit that after reading Ko Zarni’s articles I have WRONGLY condemned him in Burma Digest….Sorry Ko Maung Zarni.
Every individual of Burma has a choice between continuing to live under the military’s boot – eternally, because the generals intend to stay above the law to eternity – or fight for his or her own liberation, in solidarity with other individuals.
Where are the voices of moral anti-racist anti-injustice Burmese?
Quoting Edmund Burke, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for a few good men to do nothing.”
The silence of the moral majority in Myanmar is enabling a few immoral thugs to control the public discourse.
In due course, the thuggish forces will destroy what is good and virtuous about our society.
Writing is on the wall – if you care to look.
Ko Ko Gyi But I am sad that…not like in other countries, successive Myanmar Military Governments had BRAIN WASHED most of its citizens to become racists. I was surprized to understand this bitter truth when my childhood friends, outstanding students, who got specialist degrees in different fields and holding high positions thought that I myself is a RACIST to ask for EQUAL RIGHTS as I am just a mixed-blooded Muslim.
Ko Ko Gyi My brother wrote rightly, “Myanmar democrats who want democracy but could not accept Rohingya and EQUAL RIGHTS are like the desperate single lady who wants to marry but scared of sex.”. ..Maung Maung Skw ·
ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ လက္မခံဘူး ဆိုေတာ့
ဟိုဟာေတာ့ ေၾကာက္တယ္ လိုမ်ား ျဖစ္ေနမလာဘဲ
It is NOT the Burmese Nazi “monk” Wirathu calling UN Rap Lee a ‘whore’ but the Rohingya genocide and genocidal Islamophobia that is destroying both the image and the fabric of the society.
We the Burmese patriots and dissidents don’t even know what is destroying our reputation and our society.
About 70 years ago the late U Aung San pointedly remarked in his public speeches that “Bama dwe ta lwe za bin kaung dae” – We Burmese are a misguided lot!”
Well, he knew the collective mindset.
Monks, activists, journalists, etc are feeling the country’s reputation and the image of Buddhism have been tarnished by the Bama Nazi in monk’s robe “Wirathu” when he publicly denounced Professor Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur, as a “bitch” and a “whore”. There are local voices who now openly speak out against Wirathu’s harsh words.
But they don’t know that it is the slow genocide and the crimes against humanity against Rohingya and the anti-Buddhist hatred and racism towards Muslims and Islam which are destroying the reputation of Myanmar, the majority Bama and the entire government.
Alas, it is difficult for a people who don’t know what racism is, or worse, who are ignorantly proud to be racist to combat what they don’t know, or to feel ashamed of national racism.