JOHOR BARU: State Opposition leader Dr Boo Cheng Hau equated “bumiputraism” with the South African apartheid policy which discriminated against non-whites

Nik Aziz says ‘bumiputera’ term is racist

MARCH 1 – In extraordinary remarks today, Pas spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat said the use of the term “bumiputera” smacks of racism and deprived the poor from other races of government aid. >Read More


JOHOR BARU: State Opposition leader Dr Boo Cheng Hau  

equated “bumiputraism” with the South African apartheid policy

which discriminated against non-whites

Opposition leader Boo causes a stir at assembly, THE STAR

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US Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs’ Daily Press Briefing: BURMA

 

US Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs’ 

Daily Press Briefing: BURMA

Robert Wood
Acting Spokesman
Daily Press Briefing
February 23, 2009
Review of U.S. Policy not yet Completed/Sanctions Have Not Worked
The U.S. Welcomes the Release of Political Prisoners
The Government of Burma is Urged to Set Free all Remaining Prisoners, Including Aung San Suu Kyi

 

QUESTION: On Myanmar. How far have you got with your review on Myanmar? When do you think it will be complete? And what aspects, in particular, are you looking at? 

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2009 Human Rights Report for 2008: Burma

2008 Human Rights Report: Burma

 

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR
February 25, 2009
Comments: ASEAN leaders who denied these and especially the leaders of the countries who voted on 24th. December 2008 UNGA protecting Myanmar SPDC should be summoned at the ICC  if we could indite SPDC Generals as the partners of crime. They are worse than the ‘Three monkeys’ who see, hear or talk no evil. They are actively protecting the criminals. It is a crime in every country, every religion and internationally.

Badawi: Send Muslim boat people back if they are not white European or Malay/Indon related = neo-apartheid

   Badawi: Send Muslim boat people back

if they are not white European or

Malay/Indon related = neo-apartheid

 

CHA-AM, Feb 27 — Malaysia’s prime minister has called for Myanmar’s Muslim boat people to be pushed back if they attempt to land on any Southeast Asian shores in search of asylum, a newspaper said today.

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Asean’s relevancy questioned

Asean’s relevancy questioned

 

Meeting human rights challenges 

Last and most importantly, civil society and Asean observers are viewing Asean as unable to meet human rights challenges. While Asean bureaucrats often credit Asean for having created peace in the region since its establishment, they forget to acknowledge that Asean stood still during the genocide in Cambodia, which then was not a member of Asean.

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Abdullah says migrants must be turned back

Abdullah says

migrants must be turned back

COMMENT: I could not believe my eyes. Did he really say that? I hope and pray that the report is wrong. May ALLAH give the wisdom, light and mercy on all the Muslims who are suffering. No wonder Tun Dr M rightly said, I believe in ISLAM, full stop! There is already a verdict for those who tried to create a new Islam but I wish they are not trying like that but reviving the old one?

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The State Department’s 2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 25, 2009
SECRETARY CLINTON: I apologize for being a little late. This is such an important event in the annual calendar of the State Department.

 

You know, human progress depends on the human spirit, and this inescapable truth has never been more apparent than it is today. The challenges of this new century require us to summon the full range of human talents to move our nation and the world forward. Guaranteeing the right of every man, woman and child to participate fully in society and to live up to his or her God-given potential is an ideal that has animated our nation since its founding.