Problems of Muslims at non-Muslim state-dinners

During my very first dinner at 1966 given by the Education (& Health) Minister, Hla Han….they failed to arrange halal food but all the foods were from Chinese Hotel. I went to sit at the top visible table and just asked the rice, salt bottle and water..just to showoff the protest….Later at night they sent the Baryani package to my room. I was 16 yrs old only (about 50 yrs ago)…Since then…at every dinner…they arranged the halal food. In the camps…there were Muslim cooks (at least one person) and they will come to me, introduced themselves and guarantee that the foods are safe and halal.

Then…I have to give credit to Myanmar Minister…he is much better the so called genius late Lee Kuan Yu of Singapore…Read this…Lee was identified himself as an agnostic but also as Buddhist/Taoist. No problem when his descendant converted to Christianity. But fail to understand even his Muslim friend, co-politician…as I had read in the newspaper’s interview with him… that during the dinner, his Malay Muslim minister brought in his plates and kitchenware and eat the food he brought in. Instead of understanding the religious belief of his close subordinate…apologize for not arranging halal food…he was upset and even dare to insult that when young, both of them eat together and took liquor together. He failed to understand his minister matured in religious belief, esp as a Muslim leader, he tried to proof that he was a good and poise leader worthy to vote for. His action would even indirectly attract the votes for PAP, Mr Lee’s Party.

အားလံုးအတြက္ ၾကက္သားဟင္းနဲ႔ ထမင္းစီစဥ္ထားတယ္။ ကြ်န္ေတာ္တို႔ မြတ္စလင္ ခြဲစိတ္အထူးဆရာဝန္ႀကီး ၃ေယာက္က ၾကက္သားမို႔ မစားဘူးဆိုတာနဲ႔ ခ်က္ျခင္း ပဲ ပုဇြန္ဟင္း ၃ပြဲ ယူလာေပးတယ္။
တိုက္ဆိုင္မွဳေတာ႔ မျဖစ္နိုင္ပါဘူး။
ေသေသခ်ာခ်ာ စီစဥ္ထားတယ္လို႔ ထင္ပါတယ္။
က်န္းမာေရးဝန္ႀကီးရံုးမွာလုပ္တဲ႔ ဘယ္တုန္းကလုပ္တဲ႔ အစည္းအေဝးမွာမွ ဒါမ်ိဳးစီစဥ္ေပးမွဳ မခံခဲ႔ရပါဘူး။
လူနည္းစုအတြက္ ဂရုစိုက္မွဳရွိတဲ႔ ျပည္ေထာင္စုဝန္ႀကီးကို အထူးေလးစားမိပါတယ္။


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