Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

Elderly Woman’s Killing Lays Bare Myanmar’s Religious Divisions

November 10, 2013

Elderly Woman’s Killing Lays Bare Myanmar’s Religious Divisions

David Hogsholt for The New York Times

The daughter of Daw Aye Kyi, a partly paralyzed 94-year-old woman who was stabbed to death in the village of Thabyu Chaing. By November 9, 2013

THABYU CHAING, Myanmar — Paralyzed from the waist down, Daw Aye Kyi was too heavy for her daughter and granddaughter to carry into the surrounding jungle when a Buddhist mob stormed through this rice-farming village hunting for Muslims.


The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

October 26, 2013

Source Forbes by Glenn Llopis, Contributor

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time.  For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.   Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under immense pressure.  The process of making these decisions comes from an accumulation of experiences and encounters with a multitude of difference circumstances, personality types and unforeseen failures.


An invisible hand in Burma’s anti-Muslim violence?

October 3, 2013


An invisible hand in Burma’s anti-Muslim violence?

By Oct 03, 2013

The latest bout of violence in western Burma, where the death toll currently stands at six, all of whom are Muslim, hasn’t taken many by surprise. Leaders on both sides of the political divide have mostly responded with empty phrases that appear to be aimed more at placating their critics, rather than cutting to the core problems of intolerance and exploitation of a crisis. As a result, houses belonging to Muslim families in Arakan state have once again turned to ash, and the body count slowly climbs.



September 21, 2013


“Buddhist monasteries associated with the fundamentalist movement, which calls itself 969, have opened community centers and a Sunday school program for children nationwide.” (Adam Dean/The New York Times)

Extremism Rises Among Myanmar Buddhists
By Thomas Fuller
The New York Times, June 20, 2013
“After a ritual prayer atoning for past sins, Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist monk with a rock-star following in Myanmar, sat before an overflowing crowd of thousands of devotees and launched into a rant against what he called ‘the enemy’ — the country’s Muslim minority.

The 7-minute scientifically proven workout

May 17, 2013

The 7-minute scientifically proven workout May 16, 2013

A new study outlines 12 exercises — include the side plank shown here — that can get you into scientifically proven good shape. — AFP picNEW YORK, May 16 — One of the biggest buzzwords in fitness right now is HIIT, or high-intensity interval training — and now a new study outlines 12 HIIT exercises that can get you into scientifically proven good shape in as little as seven minutes.The principle of HIIT is short, intense workouts that can give you maximum benefits but in less time.


Useful Idiots = Westerners duped into saying good things about bad regimes like present Myanmar Government

December 8, 2012

The phrase ‘useful idiots‘, supposedly Lenin’s, refers to Westerners duped into saying good things about bad regimes. (like the present Myanmar Government)

In political jargon it was used to describe Soviet sympathisers in Western countries and the attitude of the Soviet government towards them.

Useful idiots, in a broader sense, refers to Western journalists, travellers and intellectuals who gave their blessing – often with evangelistic fervour – to tyrannies and tyrants, thereby convincing politicians and public that utopias rather than Belsens thrived.


Obama’s speech at Rangoon University in Burmese and English

November 19, 2012

၁၉ ႏုိ၀င္ဘာ ၂၀၁၂ တနလၤာေန႔ ရန္ကုန္တကၠသုိလ္တြင္ ေျပာၾကားမည့္ သမၼတအိုဘားမား မိန္႔ခြန္းအႀကိဳ ေကာက္ႏုတ္ခ်က္မ်ား

(အိမ္ျဖဴေတာ္သတင္းဌာနမွ ထုတ္ျပန္သည္)

အေမရိကန္ျပည္ေထာင္စုအေနနဲ႔ လူသားေတြရဲ႕ ဂုဏ္သိကၡာကို ယုံၾကည္တဲ့အတြက္ က်ေနာ္ဒီကိုလာခဲ့တာလို႔ပဲေျပာပါရေစ။ ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ ဆယ္စုႏွစ္ေတာ္ေတာ္မ်ားမ်ားမွာ ၊ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ၂ နုိင္ငံဟာ သူစိမ္းျပင္ျပင္ျဖစ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ဒီေန႔မွာေတာ့ ၊ ဒီႏုိင္ငံရဲ႕ ျပည္သူေတြျဖစ္တဲ့ ခင္ဗ်ားတုိ႔အားလုံးကို က်ေနာ္တို႔ အျမဲ ယံုၾကည္ ေမွ်ာ္လင့္ေနခဲ့တာပါဆုိတာကို က်ေနာ္ေျပာနိုင္ပါျပီ။ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔အတြက္ ေမွ်ာ္လင့္ခ်က္ေတြေပးသလို၊ ခင္ဗ်ားတုိ႔အားလုံးရဲ႕ သတၱိေတြကိုလည္း က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ မ်က္၀ါးထင္ထင္ ျမင္ခဲ့ရၿပီးပါၿပီ။


Inter Press Service News Agency: This online outburst by Buddhists inside the country and in the diaspora, “openly asserting that action tantamount to genocide is acceptable

June 19, 2012

Inter Press Service News Agency ကေတာ့ ဒီလို ေရးသားထားပါတယ္။

This online outburst by Buddhists inside the country and in the diaspora, “openly asserting that action tantamount to genocide is acceptable”, has surprised even long-time human rights champions in Myanmar.

ျမန္မာျပန္ – ႏိုင္ငံအျပင္ဘက္ကေရာ အတြင္းထဲမွာပါရွိေနတဲ့ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားရဲ႕ အြန္လိုင္းေပၚမွာ အဆင္ျခင္မဲ့ ေပါက္ကြဲမွဳ မွတဆင့္ ပြင့္ပြင့္လင္းလင္း ယံုၾကည္ခ်က္ရွိရွိ ထြက္ေပၚလာတာက “လူမ်ိဳးတုန္းသတ္ျပစ္မွဳနဲ႔ ဆင္တူတဲ့ ျပစ္ဒဏ္ခတ္မွဳဟာလည္း လက္ခံဖြယ္ရာပဲ”၊ အဲဒီအခ်က္ကေတာ့ ျမန္မာျပည္မွာ အခ်ိန္အေတာ္ၾကာ လူအခြင့္အေရးလွဳပ္ရွားေနတဲ့ ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားကိုေတာင္ အံ့အားသင့္ေစခဲ့ပါတယ္။


How to acquire the Charisma to attain Power, riches and able to influence others

January 13, 2011

My friend Dr Zuraidi Ishak wrote in Malay on his FB wall_Ayat misti mau power … Bibir misti mau senyum … Wajah misti mau ceria … Hidup mesti mau selamba … 🙂

My Malay language is not very good but I understand what he meant. But as the saying goes, “No man is an island” to get an all-round successful life, we could not ignore others: our partners, relatives, in-laws, friends (personal, business, political and virtual), neighbours and our business associates including customers and clients.

To achieve what we want, we could not directly change others but we need to change ourselves so that we became Charismatic and got power and influence on others. I hope that all of us need the following virtues_