Posts Tagged ‘Min Ko Naing’

Sooner or Later, We Face History’s Judgment

June 27, 2013

Sooner or Later, We Face History’s Judgment

The changing face of Buddhist Burma in TIME.

In October 2007, when the Burmese generals sent in the Army to crush the peaceful protests led by Buddhist monks, TIME exposed the confrontation with this cover. Under the headline PRAYING FOR BURMA, it shows a group of rain-soaked monks with raised palms. The story summary — perhaps the editor’s warning to the Military Regime — ends with “The world is watching.” And I for one was glad that TIME was watching. I knew the cover and the article wouldn’t stop the slaughter on the ground, wouldn’t protect the monks crouching under the shadow of Shwe Dagon from the soldiers’ batons, boots, and bullets. But perhaps, I thought, perhaps it would prompt the top brass in Naypyidaw to pause and reflect. When the world is a witness to your crime, your know you’ll have to face history’s judgment sooner or later.
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Arrested opposition would become instant heroes, if died would become martyrs

May 10, 2013

IN MYANMAR,
Daw Suu, U Win Tin, Min Ko Naing were at first opposition leaders only.
When the Military government arrested them, they not only became HEROES of the people but the icons of democracy and Human Right activists of the world. This is true for people like Mr Nelson Mandela and other dissidents around the world
If the gov kill any opposition member, like in South Africa or South America…they automatically became heroes.

Arrested opposition would become instant heroes, if accidentally died would become martyrs e.g. Bo Aung Kyaw of Myanmar, Che Guevara and Steve Biko of South Africa

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KILLING FIELDS: Right, the madrasa where more than 40 Muslims were killed on March 21

April 14, 2013

KILLING FIELDS Right, the madrasa where more than 40 Muslims were killed on March 21

A local madrasa _ an Islamic school _ where one of the worst episodes of the violence took place. According to several eyewitnesses, that morning a Buddhist mob attacked the school killing at least 30 students and four teachers.

Mon Hnin said she saw about 30 policemen arriving in trucks about 8am. From her vantage point, she saw how the students and teachers of the madrasa gave up to police the weapons they had improvised to defend themselves. She claimed that a group of them was offered the chance to be evacuated from the area in police trucks, but they were attacked by the mob before reaching the vehicles.

One of those she saw being killed was her husband, a halal butcher who was stabbed to death. The policemen in the area did nothing to stop the carnage. Extracts from Bangkok Post Article

 

The Vicious Cycle of Extreme Nationalism

April 8, 2013

The Vicious Cycle of Extreme Nationalism By C

Following the wave of anti-Muslim violence that swept through parts of central Burma late last month, 88 Generation leaders came forward with an important statement. At a press conference on March 29, Min Ko Naing said it was “very clear” that the riots did not represent a communal conflict between Buddhists and Muslims, but that they were instigated by “well-trained terrorists.”

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Burma is changing, but not towards a simple state of freedom

March 30, 2013

Burma is changing, but not towards a simple state of freedom

By JOSEPH ALLCHIN Published: 7 November 2011

Not all are convinced: Burmese in Malaysia protest the ongoing offensives against ethnic minorities in Burma (Reuters)

Denial is not just a river in Egypt, Mark Twain once famously quipped. Indeed it seems it is a river in the memories of many international observers now swooning blindly over President Thein Sein and his reform agenda. (more…)

Kaung Kin Ko: 969 VS 786

March 27, 2013

Kaung Kin Ko shared a link. March 8

ဂဏန္းသံုးလံုးေတြကုိ အရမ္းေခတ္ထလာျပီး မ်က္ေစ့ေနာက္လာလို႔ blog က post အေဟာင္းကုိ ျပန္တင္တာပါ။
Blog post က ၇၈၆၊ ၉၆၉ ျပႆနာကုိသာ မက တိုင္းရင္းသားေတြ၊ တရုတ္နဲ႔ ကုလားအပါအဝင္ ႏုိင္ငံသားအားလံုး စိတ္ဝမ္းပုိကြဲမွာကုိ ေထာက္ျပခ်င္လို႔ ေရးတာပါ။
[ရုပ္ပုိင္းဆိုင္ရာအရ တိုင္းရင္းသားလူနည္းစုေတြ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံကေန ခြဲထြက္မွာ ေၾကာက္တယ္ ဆိုတဲ့သူေတြ မ်ားတယ္။
စိတ္ပုိင္းဆိုင္ရာ အရက်ေတာ့ အဲလိုလူေတြကပဲ စိတ္ဝမ္းမကြဲကြဲေအာင္ လုပ္ေနၾကတာပါလား။
သူတို႔ေနတဲ့ နယ္ေျမကုိေတာ့ ယူခ်င္တယ္၊
အဲ…လူေတြကိုက်ေတာ့ ဘာသာေတြ ျခားေနတဲ့အတြက္ ခြဲျခားဆက္ဆံမယ္ဆိုရင္ ….
နယ္ေျမအရ အပိုင္းပုိင္း မကြဲေပမဲ့ စိတ္ဓါတ္အရေတာ့ ႏုိင္ငံဟာ သံုးျခမ္း၊ ေလးျခမ္း မက ကြဲသြားမွာပဲ။

Muslims in Tat Kon, Nay Pyi Taw Under Attack

March 26, 2013
M-Media (English Version)‘s status.
Muslims in Tat Kon, Nay Pyi Taw Under Attack
March 25, 2013 M-Media By Zarni

M-Media learns that Ywe Su village in Tat Kon, Nay Payi Taw, has been under attack by Buddhist thugs. There are 20 households (87 people) and a mosque. A villager told M-Media that they left the village since afternoon, and now taking refuge in other villages. Now the houses and the mosque are being destroyed.

Haul Ven. Wirathu, the regime’s fall ‘monk’ to The Hague and try him for openly inciting crimes against humanity

March 25, 2013

Source: FB of Dr. Maung Zarni

Haul Ven. Wirathu, the regime’s fall ‘monk’ to The Hague and try him for openly inciting crimes against humanity.

Moulmein will fall in to the hands of the Enemy (that is, Muslim), unless we can mobilize the (Buddhist) public’s force/strength.”

– Rev. Wirathu

Here is a must-watched Nazi speech (13 minutes) by Rev. Wirathu from Mandalay’s new Ma-soe-yein Teaching Monastery, with my rough but accurate Burmese-to-English translation of the gist of his speech:

1) the Buddhist public needs to adopt a nationalist mindfulness – in virtually everything we do (that is, we must eat, sleep, see, hear, speak and breath ‘(Buddhist) nationalism’.

2) but, to my dismay, i am finding out that our Buddhist public still lacks this nationalist mindfulness.

3) ‘they’ (the Muslims) do everything with this (muslim) nationalist mindfulness. On example, in the previous military era, they flocked to the generals and through their connections, they have captured the Construction boom/market in Yangon. They didn’t love the military or the generals. They collaborated with the military for their national (Muslim) interests.

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Buddhist Terrorist group named 969 destroyed Muslims’ shops in Meitthilar ,Myanmar.

March 21, 2013

A Buddhist group named 969 destroyed Muslims‘ shops in Meitthilar ,Myanmar.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at , members of he Buddhist Extremist Group (969) destroyed the shop houses at Meitthilar Township Myanmar after the shop refused to buy the fake gold. The riot started after a couple from the nearby village tried to sell the fake gold. Later the couple gathered a mob from their village to destroy the shops. Few days before these event, Members of Buddhist Extremist group,969 posted at social media Facebook as “Muslim were building a Masjid at Turkey War Cemetery” and they called people to destroy. 969 group was supported by the Buddhist Monk U Wirathu who is popular among racist group due to his Anti Islamic Speech.

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ခြပ္ေဒါင္းအလံ ကိုင္ေဆာင္သူသည္ လူမ်ိဳးဘာသာ ထက္ သစၥာရွိရန္ ေသြးမစြန္းရန္ သာ အေရးႀကီး ဟု မင္းကိုႏိုင္ေျပာၾကား

November 8, 2012

ခြပ္ေဒါင္းအလံ ကိုင္ေဆာင္သူသည္ လူမ်ိဳးဘာသာ ထက္ သစၥာရွိရန္ ေသြးမစြန္းရန္ သာ အေရးႀကီး ဟု မင္းကိုႏိုင္ေျပာၾကား

ဦးရာ႐ွစ္  ရာျပည္႔အခမ္းအနားသို႔ တက္ေရာက္လာသူ ၈၈ေက်ာင္းသား ေခါင္းေဆာင္ မင္းကိုႏိုင္က အမ်ိဳးသား ခြပ္ေဒါင္းအလံ ကိုင္ေဆာင္သူသည္ လူမ်ိဳးဘာသာထက္ သစၥာ ရွိရန္ သာအေရးႀကီး သည္ဟု ေျပာၾကား ခဲ့သည္။ “ကၽြန္ေတာ္တုိ႔ရဲ႕ တိုက္ပြဲ၀င္ အမ်ဳိးသားခြပ္ေဒါင္းအလံကုိ ကိုင္တဲ့လက္ဟာ ဘယ္လုိ လက္မ်ဳိး လဲ ဆုိတာကုိ ကၽြန္ေတာ္ စိတ္၀င္စားလုိ႔ပါ။ အဲဒီလက္ဟာ လူမ်ဳိးဘာသာမခြဲျခားဘူးဆုိတာကုိ ပထမ ဆုံး ဗ.က.သ ဥကၠ႒အျဖစ္ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ၀င္တစ္ေယာက္ကုိ ကၽြန္ေတာ္တုိ႔အားလုံး သေဘာ ထားႀကီး စြာ နဲ႔ ရက္ရက္ေရာ ေရာႀကီး ေပးခဲ့တယ္ဆုိတာကုိ အသိအမွတ္ျပဳေစခ်င္ပါတယ္။ အဲဒီေတာ့ ကၽြန္ေတာ္ တုိ႔ တိုက္ပြဲ ၀င္ ခြပ္ေဒါင္းအလံကုိ ကိုင္တဲ့လက္ဟာ လူမ်ဳိးဘာသာ အေရးမႀကီးပါဘူး။ ကၽြန္ေတာ္ တုိ႔အမ်ဳိးသား တစ္ရပ္ လုံး အေပၚမွာ သစၥာ႐ွိဖုိ႔ရယ္၊ ေနာက္တစ္ခ်က္က ေသြးစြန္းေနတဲ့ လက္မ်ဳိး မျဖစ္ဖုိ႔ သန္႔စင္ဖုိ႔ပဲ လုိပါတယ္။” ဟု ႏုိင္ငံေရး တြင္ လူမ်ိဳးဘာသာ ခြဲျခားျခင္းမရွိ ေရးႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္ျပီး ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။

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