Posts Tagged ‘Southeast Asia’

100 year anniversary of Myanmar Chinese Muslim’s “PANTHAY Masjid” in Mogyoke

February 19, 2011

         ‎100 year anniversary of Myanmar Chinese Muslim‘s PANTHAY Masjid” in Mogok would be held on March 28 2011                                 


Myanmar Chinese Muslims have their own masjids in Mandalay since 1850+ and in Mogok later. So it is already 100-150 years old now. They R the original Muslims from Hui. Here in Malaysia, Chinese Muslims R converted from Han. One great con…vert HAN Chinese Muslim Religious leader (Ustaz from PERKIM, Malaysia) once wrote that he and the Malaysian Chinese Muslims R superior than ORIGINAL Chinese Muslims from China because they are HANS but not Huis!

May be he forgot or NEVER UNDERSTAND the Farewell Sermon (Arabic: خطبة الوداع, Khuṭbatu l-Wadā), also known as the Prophet’s Final Sermon or The Last Sermon, was delivered by Muhammad on 9 Dhu al-Hijjah, 10 AH (632) in the Uranah valley of Mount Arafat (in Mecca, seventy-two days before his death, at the end of his final pilgrimage.

Islamic education in Myanmar

December 22, 2010
An Arabic manuscript, dated 1200 CE, titled An...

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Source_ Islamic education in Myanmar: a case study Mohammed Mohiyuddin Mohammed Sulaiman


Islam’, which literally means ‘peace’ in Arabic, has been transformed into a faith interpreted loosely by one group and understood conservatively by another, making it seem as if Islam itself is not well comprehended by its followers. Today, it is the faith of 1.2 billion people across the world; Asia is a home for 60 per cent of these adherents, with Muslims forming an absolute majority in 11 countries (Selth 2003:5).


High-speed rail lines starting soon from China’s Yunnan to Yangon, Malaysia, Singapore , Cambodia, Thailand and Laos

December 17, 2010

Source: Yangon rail line to start soon: Chinese official By Kyaw Hsu Mon and Agencies in  



world map, ASEAN Plus Three states marked gree...

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WORK on a high-speed rail line linking Yangon to China’s Yunnan province, as well as Cambodia, Thailand and Laos, is expected to start within two months, China Daily newspaper reported on November 21.

Should the plan come to fruition, the 1920-kilometre (1200 miles) Yunnan-Yangon line will be able to carry trains travelling at up to 240 kilometres an hour (km/h).



Salience of Ethnicity among Burman Muslims:A Study in Identity Formation

October 27, 2010
The 14 states and divisions of Burma.

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Source: Khin Maung Yin, “Salience of Ethnicity among Burman Muslims:
A Study in Identity Formation”

Abstract: Muslims, constituting about thirteen percent of the total population of Myanmar or Burma are not a monolithic group and are unable to provide a united front in their struggle to realize their just demands. They are divided into many groups and their relationship with each other is conflictual. As the cases of Indian and Bamar (Burman) Muslims show, they rely upon ethnicity, rather than religion, for identity formation and self-expression.  (more…)

Burma’s Royal June Rose

May 3, 2010

From Mg Edit's Photos - toli moli


In 1824, some Malay States, Thai, Laos, Cambodia and eastern India under BURMA

January 20, 2010

The original map I had linked was no more in Wikipedia. As usual for Wiki, some “Nationalists” went in to “edit” to “protect” their dignity. Nevermind I hereby added another map I downloaded from the IAIS web site regarding Myanmar Muslim seminar.

Description South-East Asia in 1824
Source Strange parallels: Southeast Asia in global context, c 800-1830; ISBN 0521804965, 9780521804967
Date 2003
Author Victor B. Lieberman

Source: Wikipedia’s Konbaung Dynasty of BURMA