Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

How to have a sensible conversation about immigration

November 23, 2013

How to have a sensible conversation about immigration

Everyone has an opinion on migration but very few can justify it. I have reached this dismal conclusion in writing a book on the subject. I started the book out of concern about how migration was affecting those left behind in countries of emigration – I have spent my working life studying poor societies – but its scope gradually widened to include the effects on migrants and on the indigenous populations in host societies.

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Myanmar MP U Hla Swe’s dream for the Rohingya, Myanmar Muslims and Myanmar-Chinese

August 30, 2013
U HLA SWEU Hla Swe
(((ကၽြန္ေတာ့္ေဆြးေႏြးခ်က္ဟာ လူတုိင္း ႀကိဳက္မွာ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ ကၽြန္ေတာ့္ေဆြးေႏႊးခ်က္ဟာ ပါတီကိုလည္း ကိုယ္စားမျပဳပါဘူး။ ဦးလွေဆြ တစ္ဦးတည္းမွာသာ တာဝန္ရိွပါတယ္။ ႏုိ္င္ငံနဲ႔ ႏုိင္ငံသားေကာင္းက်ိဳးရွိမယ္လို႔ယူဆတဲ့အတြက္ ကၽြန္ေတာ့္အျမင္ကို အမုန္ခံၿပီးတင္ျပခဲ့တာျဖစ္ပါတယ္ခင္ဗ်ား။)))

ျမန္မာလူမ်ိဳး ရိုးရာဝတ္စံုဆိုတာ ဘဂၤလားနယ္က ပုဆုိးကို ခါးမွာဝတ္ၿပီး တရုတ္ေကာ္လံကတံုးကို လည္ပင္းမွာ တပ္ထားတာကို ျမန္မာ့ ရိုးရာဝတ္စံုလို႔ ေခၚၾကတာျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာဆိုတာ သီးျခားရပ္တည္လို႔ မရပါဘူး။ ဒီအခ်ိန္မွာ ကၽြန္ေတာ့္ေဆြးေႏြးခ်က္ဟာ လူတုိင္း ႀကိဳက္မွာ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ ကၽြန္ေတာ့္ေဆြးေႏႊးခ်က္ဟာ ပါတီကိုလည္း ကိုယ္စားမျပဳပါဘူး။ ဦးလွေဆြ တစ္ဦးတည္းမွာသာ တာဝန္ရိွပါတယ္။ တခ်ိဳ႕ မီဒီယာေတြက ဒီအဆိုနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ပါတီကို ပုတ္ခတ္ေျပာဆိုေနတာေတြ၊ ဂ်ာနယ္ေတြ၊ Facebook ေတြမွာ ျမင္ေတြ႔ေနရပါတယ္။

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ေသြးနဲ႔ ဆံုးျဖတ္တဲ့ ႏိုင္ငံသားစနစ္ နာဇီေတြ ထုတ္ခဲ့တဲ့ ဥပေဒနဲ႔ တူေနျပီလား?

December 15, 2012

ေသြးနဲ႔ ဆံုးျဖတ္တဲ့ ႏိုင္ငံသားစနစ္ နာဇီေတြ ထုတ္ခဲ့တဲ့ ဥပေဒနဲ႔ တူေနျပီလား?

ဒီဇင္ဘာ ၁၄၊ ၂၀၁၂
ဦးဦး ေမွာ္ဆရာ

Nuremberg Laws on Reich Citizenship, 1935 = Union of Bumar Citizenship Acts, 1982

ျမန္မာသံေတာ္ဆင့္ သတင္းစာမ်က္ႏွာမွ

ေသြးနဲ႔စပ္ျပီးေတာ့ ႏိုင္ငံသားျဖစ္ခြင့္ ဆံုးျဖတ္တယ္ဆိုတာကို မိတ္ေဆြတို႔ ဘယ္လိုနားလည္ၾကသလဲဗ်ိဳ႕.. ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဟာ ေသြးနဲ႔ ဆံုးျဖတ္တဲ့ႏိုင္ငံျဖစ္တယ္လို႔ ဦးခင္ရီက ေျပာလိုက္ပါျပီ ။ ဒီလိုဆံုးျဖတ္တဲ့ ႏိုင္ငံေတြ ကမာၻေပၚမွာ အမ်ားၾကီး ရွိပါတယ္ တဲ့။ လုပ္ခ်လိုက္ျပန္ျပီ ၀န္ၾကီးရာ ။ အခန္႔မသင့္ရင္ က်ေနာ္ ေမွာ္ဆရာလည္း ယိုးဒယားလူမ်ိဳးအျဖစ္ က်မ္းက်ိန္စရာမလိုဘဲ လူမ်ိဳးေျပာင္းခံရျပီး ေမာင္းထုတ္ေနမွျဖင့္ွ ဒုကၡ.. က်ေနာ္သိသေလာက္ ႏိုင္ငံအမ်ားစုမွာ ႏိုင္ငံသားအျဖစ္ စဥ္းစားတဲ့အခါ ထိုပုဂၢိဳလ္ေမြးဖြားရာ ႏိုင္ငံ (jus Soli) ဒါမွမဟုတ္ ထိုပုဂၢိဳလ္ေမြးဖြားစဥ္က မိဘႏွစ္ပါး ႏိုင္ငံသား ျဖစ္မႈ (jus sanguinis) ဥပေဒေတြအျပင္၊ မ်ိဳးဆက္နဲ႔ စဥ္းစားတာေတြလည္း ရွိပါတယ္။ ဦးခင္ရီေျပာသလိုသာဆိုရင္ ဘယ္သူနဲ႔မွေသြးမေႏွာဘဲ လူမ်ိဳးတစ္စုထဲ သီးသန္႔ၾကီး ရွိေနသလားဆိုတာ သိရေအာင္ ၀န္ၾကီးမင္းကိုပဲ အရင္ဆံုး စစ္ေဆးၾကည့္သင့္ တယ္။ တမ်ိဳးေတာ့ မထင္လိုက္ပါနဲ႔။ တိုင္းျပည္အက်ိဳးအတြက္ မို႔ပါ .. ၀န္ၾကီးမင္းရဲ့ အျပင္ပန္းသ႑ာန္ကို ၾကည့္ရင္ အသားေရာင္က Indian နဲ႔ ပိုနီးစပ္ေပမဲ့၊ မ်က္လံုးကေတာ့ Chinese.. အဲ စိတ္ဓါတ္ကေတာ့ ျမန္မာ မွ ျမန္မာ ပဲ။ ဒီေတာ့ ေသခ်ာေအာင္ ၀န္ၾကီးမင္းက စ ျပီး မ်ိဳးဆက္ေသြးကိုစစ္ၾကည့္တာ ပိုေကာင္းလိမ့္မယ္။

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Legal foreign workers and illegal immigrants in Malaysia have rights in consumer tribunal

September 1, 2011

Source: The Star, “Immigrants have rights in consumer tribunal: ex-chairman”

KUALA LUMPUR: Legal foreign workers and illegal immigrants who paid exorbitant charges for registration under the 6P amnesty and legalisation programme could file a case under the consumer tribunal to get back the excess money they had paid.

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Muharam’s Ma’al Hijrah is based on Migration but why continue the discriminations against Myanmar Muslim Migrants in Malaysia?

December 9, 2010
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Combating Discrimination against Migrants

The Durban Declaration pointed out that xenophobia against non-nationals, and in particular, migrants, constitutes one of the main sources of contemporary racism. Migrants are often discriminated against in housing, education, health, work or social security. It is a global issue affecting the countries of origin, the countries of transit and the countries of arrival. According to the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, around 200 million people live outside their country of origin, which will amount to 3.1% of the world population in 2010. Estimates showed that between 1945 and 1990, the number of migrants increased by around 45 million people per year.

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We are migrants and mixed blooded people, so what?

October 5, 2009

We are migrants and mixed blooded people, so what? Who are the real first original pure-blooded people. There is no such thing or people in this world. More than 99.99% of  the world are migrants and mixed blooded. The remaining 0.01 just pretending or wrongly thought that they were original pure-blooded superior race.

UN and the whole world should pressure the Japan and Korea to accept migrant workers and should reprimand Brunei and OPEC Arab nations to nationalize the migrants and to give citizens to them.

We were discriminated as a mixed-blooded person and because we were from the minority religious group. Once migrated here, our hope was crashed by another round of discrimination again. We are called Burmese or Myanmar and even denied the facilities enjoyed by other foreigners e.g. Americans, Japanese, British, EU citizens, Arabs, Taiwanese, Hong Kong people, Commonwealth countries, OIC e.t.c. Our hope of early assimilation with the majority Malay Muslims was dashed cruelly by the concept of Malay-Indon brotherhood.

At first I thought that I had made a wrong decision by choosing Malaysia instead of migrating to more democratized Christian countries like USA, England, Australia e.t.c… Easily accepting as Permanent Residence and getting the citizenship easily because of incorrupt Public Servants and Transparent Rules and Regulations just lead to the misconception that they are better. Actually after that, there is no more progress because there is an invisible glass ceiling above the migrants especially if they are non-Christians and specifically if they are Muslims. My wife’s aunts from Perth, Australia told me that just because some of the Chinese Muslims visited them during the Eid, their neighbours threw plastic packets of shit in front of their portico.

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