Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Mandela’s Journey With Islam, Muslims

December 8, 2013

M and MMandela’s Journey With Islam, Muslims

OnIslam & News Agencies Saturday, 07 December 2013

JOHANNESBURG – As millions worldwide bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, many Muslim eyes were turned back to history, reviving memories of a long history of interaction between Muslims and the iconic leader across the past decades.

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Restoring Our Faith in Leadership

October 6, 2013

Restoring Our Faith in Leadership

Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost‘s signature lineup of contributors

JOHANNESBURG — To paraphrase Einstein, you can’t solve a problem using the same type of thinking that created it. When you consider this bit of wisdom alongside the scale of the problems we’re facing around the world, it’s clear that our current model of leadership sorely needs a refresh. Everywhere we look, we see leaders with high IQs making terrible decisions — government shutdown, anyone? — burned out and unable to tap into their own wisdom.

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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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Myanmar want to be Yugoslavia in 1991 or South Africa’s way

April 19, 2013

FB of Dr. Maung Zarni

Here where the author gets it completely wrong is the choice isn’t Aung San Suu Kyi‘s, but rather it is the Burmese generals, the real mover and shaker of Burmese politics.They have decided which route they would take. What do you think?

“The transition from a long-lasting tyranny to a democracy is particularly tricky in ethnically complicated countries, and there are two recent examples that might offer her some guidance.

Tutu Says Burma Must Avoid ‘New Apartheid’

February 28, 2013

IRRAWADDY> Tutu Says Burma Must Avoid ‘New Apartheid’

South African peace activist Desmond Tutu speaks at the Baldwin Library in Rangoon on Feb. 27, 2013. (Photo: Kyaw Phyo Tha / The Irrawaddy)

RANGOON — South African peace activist Desmond Tutu called on Burma’s leaders to embrace the idea that “freedom is cheaper than oppression” during his first visit to the country, and pressed them to end violence against Rohingyas and other minorities. (more…)

We need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Myanmar

October 19, 2012

My friend Dr.Maung Zarniwrote>>>

President Thein Sein never intended his presidential Rakhine-Rohingya Riot Inquiry Commission to investigate the violence.

For it instigated the violence – the same way it orchestrated the Depayin Massacre of NLD rank and file members who were part of Aung San Suu Kyi‘s entourage in 2003.

My responsethere>>>Yes that is the problem. As the culprit or criminals are never punished…they dare to repeatedly commit the crimes. I don’t mean that we should push for punishment but I am aiming for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission like South Africa in our country.

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7 sins of racial chauvinism

September 27, 2011
An anti-discrimination poster in Admiralty MTR...
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Source: “7 sins of racial chauvinism” by K.K. Tan in The Sun

Racism is more defined by a blatant and systematic form of oppression by one race against another and was exemplified by the discrimination against black people in general (starting from the slave trade) by white people.

In more recent history, racism was manifested in the ill-treatment of coloured immigrants in post-war Europe, by the struggle of black leaders such as Martin Luther King in the US and most blatantly, in the late apartheid regime of South Africa.

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Happy Birthday Gandhigyi

October 2, 2010
The centennial commemorative statue of Mahatma...

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Gandhi Happy Birthday Celebrations: 

When the profound legacy of peace and equality, Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most influential figures in 20th century. In honor of the birthday of the spiritual leader, we examine his life, philosophy and lasting impact on the job. 

Gandhi Life Story
Born October 2, 1869, and Poorbandar, Kathiawar, western India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was some early sign of genius, he would exhibit later in life.  (more…)