Posts Tagged ‘Meiktila’

Monk politics a potential risk for Myanmar

December 5, 2013

In this Buddhist country, monks enjoy a high social status. But their sense of xenophobia is also strong, especially in face of the Muslims which account for less than 10 percent of the total population.

Myanmar has witnessed several instances of bloodshed in recent years. The conflict between monks and the Islamist Rohingya people in Rakhine State last year caused hundreds of deaths and left tens of thousands of Rohingya people homeless.

This March, Myanmar’s central city Meiktila also saw a violent confrontation between monks and Muslims. Raging monks set fire to five mosques and several Islamist communities.


Burma’s Apartheid

October 14, 2013

Burma’s Apartheid

October 13, 2013 · by · in Burma, Photo Story, Photography. ·
* Note : The photo essay below, a part of my ongoing ‘Burma Project’, was made possible with kind support by <RheeYeungHui Foundation

Lee Yu Kyung in Burma

Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State in Western Burma has succeeded in virtually ‘Muslims-Free Street’ ever since the sectarian violence turned to be a massacre against Muslims took place in 2012. From busy market to quiet alley, Muslims have been wiped out to be seen nowhere. Yet they are found either IDPs Camp on the outskirt of Sittwe, or the last Muslims quarter of the city named Aung Mingalar.


Quintana:The fear that I felt during this incident, gave me an insight into the fear residents would have felt when being chased down by violent mobs during the violence last March”

August 23, 2013

AFP © Enlarge photo  Quintana’s version of events.

Myanmar blames misunderstanding after UN envoy mobbedThe fear that I felt during this incident, being left totally unprotected by the nearby police, gave me an insight into the fear residents would have felt when being chased down by violent mobs during the violence last March,” he told reporters amid tight security at Yangon airport at the end of his 10 day visit to the country.


ေျဗာင္လိမ္တတ္တ့ဲ တရုတ္အားကိုး ပုဆိန္ရိုး ေခြးသခိုးအစိုးရ ထံုးစမ္းအတိုင္း ကမာၻ႔ ၾကီးကို ေျဗာင္လိမ္ေနျပီ

August 22, 2013
Soe Thu Moe
ဦးေႏွာက္မရွိတ့ဲ ေျဗာင္လိမ္တတ္တ့ဲ တရုတ္အားကိုး ပုဆိန္ရိုး ေခြးသခိုးအစိုးရ

ထံုးစမ္းအတိုင္း ကမာၻ႔ ၾကီးကို ေျဗာင္လိမ္ေနျပီ

YANGON, Myanmar –  FOX NEWS…Myanmar said a U.N. human rights envoy was well-protected during a visit to a city wracked by religious violence, brushing off his claims that police did nothing as a 200-strong Buddhist mob descended on his car, kicking the windows and doors and shouting abuses.

President Thein Sein‘s spokesman, Ye Htut, said Thursday that U.N. rights rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana was never in any danger.


Burmese Muslims at ‘great risk’ of genocide, warn activists

August 22, 2013

Burmese Muslims at ‘great risk’ of genocide, warn activists. Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

August 20, 2013

The Burmese government has exhibited an “unacceptable measure of support” for a systematic campaign of violence against the country’s Muslim minority, which could lead to genocide if left unchecked, a new report warned on Tuesday.

The study by the New York-based Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) documents “consistent” patterns of abuses against Burmese Muslims, including widespread Islamophobia and hate speech fuelled by government acquiescence and a culture of legal impunity, which could lead to mass atrocities.


UN Envoy Blames Burmese Government for Lack of Security

August 22, 2013

UN Envoy Blames Burmese Government for Lack of Security

People protest U.N. human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana in Meikhtila, Burma, August 19, 2013. (VOA Burmese Service)

  Steve Herman August 21, 2013
BANGKOK — A U.N. envoy, on an official trip to Burma, has told reporters his convoy came under attack this week by a Buddhist mob and authorities did not protect him.

U.N. human-rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana recounted how a crowd of about 200 people punched and kicked the windows and doors of his car while shouting abuse at him Monday in Meiktila, in central Burma.

Speaking to reporters just before departing the country after a 10-day visit, Quintana said the state had an obligation to protect him.

If I were to be punished by the Face Book authorities because of this…let it be, I will accept the punishment with a BIG SMILE.

August 10, 2013

Buddhist terrorismAfter putting the TRUTH Statement as cover picture, I am reported by the Racist Myanmar Military affiliated cyber-troopers. FB authorities act automatically without knowing that I AM JUST WRITING THE TRUTH.

Never mind I would not delete this cover pic for some time even if FB block or punish me.

Just look, on our Eid day, Myanmar Uniformed troops shoot and killed nearly half a dozen Rohingyas with a flimsy lame excuse.


Shame on the President U Thein Sein led government for PERSECUTION of Victim Muslims

July 11, 2013

Daw Suu, “Is this Rule of Law?”
It is clearly Rule BY Law of Racism when most of the victims are Muslims and most of the sentences were given to Muslims.

Shame on the President U Thein Sein led government for PERSECUTION of Victim Muslims.

Myanmar jails four Muslims for murder following riots 10 Jul 2013

Four Muslim men have been jailed for murder following religious violence in central Myanmar in March that left dozens dead, an official said on Wednesday.

This picture shows the ruins of destroyed buildings in riot-hit Meiktila, central Myanmar. (AFP/Soe Than Win)

Is U Thein Sein the President of ALL Myanmar Citizens?

July 2, 2013

If U Then Sein is the President of WHOLE Myanmar and all the citizens of Myanmar…

If he could talked about the death of 4 Buddhists and 2 Rohingyas (I don’t think he cares about 2 Muslim Rohingyas) …it is pathetic and shameful for him.
Where is he when 10,000 Muslims in Rakhine, 10 Muslims in Taungope and 400 Muslims  in Meikhtila were MASSACRED ?


Wira Thu INCITING the monks to cut off the male organ of Muslims who took the Bama (Buddhist) wives

June 18, 2013

CRIMINAL RACIST SOB Wira Thu brain-washing and INCITING the monks with hate speech. Advising them to cut off the male organ of Muslims who took the Bama (Buddhist) wives….

Actually elder monks from Thanga Nayaka should consider this on the monks who were caught sex with their tagar ma..s. But as Wira Thu was said to be a gay even known as a honey girl while he was in the jail it may be useless for him.

မြတ္စလင္မ်ားအား အၾကမ္းဖက္ရန္ ဦးဝီရသူ ရဲ႕ လြန္ခဲ့သည့္ ၁၀ ႏွစ္ခန္႔ကတည္း က စီမံကိန္း