Posts Tagged ‘Bengali’

Burma’s Ominous Political Debate over Ethnicity

June 26, 2013

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Burma’s Minister of Immigration and Population Khin Yi poses for a picture at his office in Naypyidaw on June 10, 2013. The text on the background picture reads, ‘Humans cannot disappear when swallowed by earth, humans can disappear when swallowed by humans.’ (Photo: Reuters / Soe Zeya Tun)


Official report on Rakhine State conflict gravely flawed

May 24, 2013

MYANMAR: Official report on Rakhine State conflict gravely flawed    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2013 ALRC-CWS-23-06-2013 Language(s): English onlyHUMAN RIGHTS COUNCILTwenty-third session, Agenda Item 4, General DebateA written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status

 1.      Following the communal violence that wracked the western parts of Myanmar near the border of Bangladesh in 2012, the country’s president established a commission of inquiry comprising of retired public servants, religious figures, politicians, academics and members of civil society. The commission handed down its findings on 22 April 2013. Despite high expectations, the 119-page report is gravely flawed. Although it contains a few useful recommendations and observations, to which the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar alluded in a press release of 1 May 2013, the commission’s positive contributions are outweighed by a range of omissions and misrepresentations and by an us-versus-them mentality that pervades the document.



April 26, 2013
Nora Rowley
At Khaung Dakkar, a far south west village near Ba Du Paw Village, government officials including immigration, military, NaSaKa, police and village administrators came to perform the current operation to insist that Rohingya register as Bengali for the President’s census. School children came out chanting “Rohingya, Rohingya” repeatedly. A police car drove up and
fired shots. 2 children were shot.

Myanmar elite must alter their thinking on the Rohingya

February 28, 2013
Myanmar elite must alter their thinking on the Rohingya –

Supalak Ganjanakhundee The Nation February 27, 2013

The issue of the Rohingya and violence in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine will never be resolved unless the elite in the country adjust their attitude towards this ethnic minority and include them in the notion of a state.

Strong reaction from lawmakers, legal experts and citizens of Myanmar against a call for a citizenship law amendment made by Thomas Quintana, the UN’s Human Rights Envoy to Myanmar a week ago, shows the complexity and sensitivity of the issue in the country. (more…)

Open letter to Ko Mya Aye from a brother-in-Islam

August 20, 2012

In the name of Allah, the most gracious the most powerful

Peace be upon you

Eid Mubarak


Dear brother Ko Mya Aye,

Ko Mya Aye, I could not understand the basic cause when my brother Mg Mg has an outburst on Bengali especially from Yangon. (Later I understand that he surely has other issues in addition to your alleged instigation)

But yesterday, when my friends from Singapore came to our house for Eid celebration and told me politely that they got some unconfirmed news that during your trip to Mandalay, you had allegedly told the Muslims there that you are also a Mandalayan.


Widespread serious allegation on Myanmar government must be cleared

August 17, 2012

RNDP Rakhine National Development Party and National Election Commission meeting records

  1. We got the invitation letter dated August 6, 2012 from the National Election Commission for the meeting on 8th. August, 2012.
  2. No 2 to number 4 is the preparatory internal discussions, arrangements and list of persons involved for the meeting.


5. The meeting on 8th August 2012 at 11.30 AM at Naypyitaw Municipal guest house was attended by following persons respectively:

From Rakhine Democracy League

(1)    U Aye Thar Aung (Chairman)

(2)    U Kyaw Myint (Deputy  Chairman)

(3)    U Myo Kyaw (Secretary)

(4)    U Tun Nyo (Central Executive Committee)

(5)    U Hla Myint (Central Executive Committee)

(6)    U Tun Shwe Thein (Central Executive Committee)


Sincere request to the Myanmar President U Thein Sein

August 15, 2012

Sincere request to the Myanmar President U Thein Sein, Defense Minister, Home Minister Election Commission Chairman and Hmu Zaw:

After the various investigations, all of you should have clearly known the details of the atrocities committed by Separatist RNDP led by Dr. Aye Maung in Rakhine Riots.

If you fail to arrest and take action on those ‘War crime Criminals from RNDP, who committed ‘Crimes against Humanity’, you all could be held guilty with abetting and concealing the crimes, according to International and Myanmar Criminal Laws.



May 30, 2012


Dear Respected leaders,

Myanmar government had declared that they have started the Democratization of Myanmar. But recently the Union Ministry for Immigration and Man Power of Myanmar has launched a program called “Moe Pwint” Project under which citizenship scrutiny cards and family member registration documents are issued for its natural citizens only excluding the mixed blooded people of Chinese, Indians, Bengalis, Muslims of Myanmar and especially Rohingyas.

They have revived the above bigot law of the previous Military Government’s discrimination of the Myanmar Citizens based on race and religion.


Requesting ABIM and WAMI to investigate the “fake” picture of destroying a Buddhist Monastery in Bangladesh

May 22, 2012

SOURCE of Pictures : Tun Naing!/tun.naing.311

The words written on the picture: “Myitnar village, Than Phyu Monastery in Bangladesh near Myanmar border was destroyed by Bangalis”.

We hereby wish to demand the Myanmar Government to summon Bangladesh Ambassador to explain and investigate the following accusation. If Myanmar Government fails to investigate, I hereby request ABIM and WAMY to inform and the Bangladesh Government to investigate and clarify this. We highly suspect that it is part of HATE CAMPAIGN against Muslims in Myanmar.


There are only good or bad persons, religion is not the criterion, humanity is

November 14, 2011

It’s a disabled man’s fight against the disability that exists in the world—terrorism, hatred, fighting …

“My Name is Khan” is also about Islam and the way the world looks at Islam but we are not taking any sides.

  1. We are only trying to say that there are only good people and bad people.
  2. There are no good Hindus, bad Hindus, good Christians, bad Christians.
  3. Either you are a good person or a bad person.
  4. Religion is not the criterion, humanity is.”

Quote:Themes – My Name Is Khan – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia