Posts Tagged ‘London School of Economics’

Violence in the name of Buddhism: Myanmar’s Spreading Sectarian Violence

May 3, 2013

FCCT LogoViolence in the name of Buddhism: Myanmar’s Spreading Sectarian Violence

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 Two years after President Thein Sein opened the doors of his country to usher in economic and political reforms, there are fears that the country formerly known as Burma is getting quickly and dangerously off track. Once suppressed views shaped by an undercurrent of hatred have recently burst to the surface. In the spotlight, as a result, is Meikhtila, an ancient garrison town in central Myanmar. A wave of anti-Muslim violence there in late March left 43 people dead — most of them Muslims — and displaced nearly 13,000 others after their homes, businesses and even a religious school were attacked. The mobs were led by radical Buddhist monks — while the country’s usually trigger-happy security forces did nothing to stop the carnage spread over three days.


Schooling in Burma produced brain- and heart-dead or damaged Racist graduates

April 15, 2013

Schooling in Burma, with all its mindless emphasis on test scores, class ranks, exam marks and ‘outstandingness’, has absolutely no organic correspondence with intellectual, personal or moral development of the human young there.

( I suppose that’s generally the Asian middle class disease — academic excellence with no serious thoughts. My teenage daughter in Berkeley, properly educated, can hold a serious intellectual conversation with my world renown academic mentor at Wisconsin. She showed absolutely no signs of being intimidated by him and his academic wife. In fact, she even enjoyed sharing her grounded reflections on what’s wrong with American middle schools!)


The Dangers of Decency

April 10, 2013

FB of Dr. Maung Zarni >>>”Whatever their editorial stances or slants, one major problem that keeps the journalists from reporting intelligently, professionally and realistically about Burma is that journalists are decent human beings who think, feel and view things from a human perspective, informed by their own human decency. Burma, on the other hand, is ruled by sociopaths and psychopaths who will stop at nothing to defend their power, wealth and delusions.


Warnings on Burma’s racist hatred

August 18, 2012

Source: Warnings on Burma’s racist hatred, by Katie Hamann in Australia Networks News

A UK-based Burmese scholar has warned Burma’s opposition NLD party, including democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, are implicit in the racism that’s fuelling ongoing tension between Buddhists and the minority Muslim Rohingya.

Clashes this year between ethnic Buddhist Rakhine and the Rohingya in Burma’s west have left more than 70 people dead.


Her (DASSK’s) Work Isn’t Done

June 22, 2012

Democracy Lab

Show the world and Myanmars that YOU ARE a true POLITICIAN on your own. Dare to made a STAND. TELL what you believe, lead the people. Don’t cowardly follow the WRONG popular Racist BIGOTS.) Now read the very good article below –

Source:Her Work Isn’t Done BY CHRISTIAN CARYL | JUNE 20, 2012This week the world is celebrating Aung San Suu Kyi’s achievements as a pro-democracy activist. Now the question is: Can she finish the job?The West is celebrating Aung San Suu Kyi this week.

The Burmese pro-democracy activist, the leader of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), has been giving speeches and receiving honors. She stopped in Oslo to pick up a belated Nobel Prize, awarded to her in absentia in 1991, when she was just beginning her long stint in house arrest. (All in all she’s spent some 15 years of the past 24 in detention.)