Deafening silence from Malaysia regarding Myanmar Cyclone?

Deafening silence from Malaysia regarding Myanmar Cyclone?

 

First of all I wish to apologize if I am wrong.

 

If Malaysian Government had already sent the condolence note to Myanmar, I am sorry for writing this.

 

If Malaysian Government, GLCs (government Linked companies), NST, TV3, NTV7, RTM and NGOs (esp. government affiliated) had already started a campaign to help Myanmar, please accept my  apology for wrongly writing this posting.

 

If you all haven’t done anything, it is shame on you.

 

We don’t want a cent from you Kaisu Malaysia!

 

 

We know that we are not Orang Puteh (Whiteman) , no Arab blood and have no Malay-Indonesian blood. We are ALWAYS discriminated in your country.

 

Never mind if you do not wish to recognize the undocumented workers/migrants and asylum seekers.

 

During the great disaster in Myanmar, I hope if Malaysian government could do the followings to help us without spending a cent.

 

Please announce amnesty on all the Myanmar/Burmese undocumented workers/migrants and asylum seekers including those already in the detention camp. (At least if they could work and earn, they could help their families, relatives and friends.)

 

You could put a time limit for example six months to one year.

It is shameful that you are heartless to continue arresting and some of your agents are harassing them daily.

 

Dr San Oo Aung

 

17 Myanmar Illegal Immigrants Held In Kelantan

BERNAMA, RANTAU PANJANG, May 6 (Bernama) — The Anti- Smuggling Unit (UPP) Tuesday arrested 17 Myanmar nationals without valid travel documents in Kampung Kempas, Machang, as they were being smuggled into the country by a syndicate.

Kelantan UPP commander Mazlan Che Hamid said the Myanmar nationals, aged between 16 and 30 years, had been turned over to the Immigration authorities.

He said the van driver, a Malaysian, stopped the vehicle by the roadside and fled after realising that it was being tailed by UPP personnel at 4.30 am.

The UPP personnel had followed the van from Kampung Kedap here, some 40 km from Machang, he said.

— BERNAMA

DSAI would become PM before this Christmas

DSAI would become PM before this Christmas

Malaysiakini (AFP), “I’ll be PM in three years”, says Anwar

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim today confidently predicted he would be prime minister within three years, sketching out the first rough timetable for his dramatic political comeback.

“I don’t think we have established a definite clear time-frame when I will take over (as prime minister) but it certainly wouldn’t reach three years … much earlier than that,” the former deputy premier told AFP.

“(But) I am not in a rush,” he added.

anwar ibrahim april 14 kg baru event 150408Anwar, heir-apparent to long-time former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad before being sacked and jailed a decade ago, has emerged as a serious threat to the ruling coalition after the opposition’s strong showing in parliamentary polls.

He became free to run for office again last week, when a five-year ban stemming from his corruption conviction expired, and claims he has the support of enough defectors to topple the government.

The Barisan Nasional coalition has ruled Malaysia for more than half-a-century since the former colony gained independence from Britain but has been rocked by its unprecedented electoral setback in March.

The Pakatan Rakyat opposition alliance claimed more than a third of parliamentary seats and five states in the polls, putting Mahathir’s successor, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, under heavy pressure.

Anwar, 60, pledged more effective governance and to wipe out corruption and promote racial equality, addressing some of the public’s major concerns.

“Our reform programme will certainly be more secure. We will push for a market economy, judicial independence and equality for all Malaysians,” he said.

Ready to cross-over

Anwar also repeated his claim that lawmakers from Sabah and Sarawak states had indicated interest in defecting from the ruling coalition to the opposition. He spoke to AFP at Kuala Lumpur airport on his way to Sabah.

“Lawmakers in the two states in Borneo island have approached me about switching sides, but so far none has declared their intentions publicly,” he said.

Analysts have backed Anwar’s statement he has enough support to rule, saying turmoil in the ruling coalition could hasten an exodus of lawmakers and propel him to power.

Prime Minister Abdullah is facing growing demands to quit, but has defiantly claimed a mandate to rule and refused to discuss a succession plan.

Anwar had previously been expected to re-enter parliament quickly through a by-election in one of the seats held by his PKR party, but says he is in no hurry to act and will instead focus on building up the opposition.

Some 20,000 supporters attended Anwar’s rally last week. The opposition leader was released in 2004 after spending six years in jail.

-AFP 

UPDATE: Dear readers, I had changed the real heading in the various reports esp the AFP’s THREE YEARS to _DSAI would become PM before this Christmas.

This morning I read the news in Star Online_

Thursday April 24, 2008, by By MUGUNTAN VANAR

Anwar: We have the numbers,

however, we’re in no rush to replace Barisan

KOTA KINABALU: The Opposition coalition of Pakatan Rakyat is in a position to form the federal government and it will be done no later than Malaysia Day which falls on Sept 16, claimed Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Repeating that they have the numbers and were in no rush to replace Barisan Nasional, the former deputy prime minister said yesterday that it would all be in the timing of the announcement.

“God willing, we will be there.

  • If not next month,
  • the following month,
  • then if not June
  • or July, (it will be) on Merdeka (Aug 31)
  • or Malaysia Day.
  • I think we should not go beyond that,”

he told reporters on arrival in Sabah.

As to when exactly the announcement will be made, Anwar said discussions with the Pakatan parties were needed because Umno and Barisan were known to be rough on those intending to move.

“They are using threats and intimidation. I am for example being monitored more closely now,” said Anwar, adding that he would not be discussing with the Barisan MPs interested to move while he was in Sabah and Sarawak.

He said he has his way of discussing with Barisan MPs who have given their commitment to team up with Pakatan.

“My discussions could be done in Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong although it might sound like a joke,” added Anwar, who thanked the Barisan MPs for their commitment to cross over. He said Pakatan was ready to take in political parties from Barisan if they subscribed to the Opposition coalition agenda for the country.

On Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman’s claim that all state leaders were loyal to Barisan, Anwar said: “He (Musa) must know that he does not have all the members he claims to hold now. If he wants to know, I can meet him privately and tell him.”

He said Sabah and Sarawak MPs were keeping the Barisan afloat but were saddened that they were not given due recognition by Umno, which was dictating terms from Kuala Lumpur.

Anwar said he was not making offers of any monetary kind or of personal positions for anyone crossing over as claimed by Barisan but was here to assure PKR’s commitment to Sabahans in addressing issues ranging from higher royalty to problems of illegal immigrants.

Anwar later spoke to a gathering at a ceramah held at the Hongkod Koissan cultural hall here and is scheduled to fly to Sarawak today.

 

YES or NO? The CHOISE is yours, Myanmar voters

 YES or NO?

The CHOISE is yours, Myanmar voters

 

Malaysiakini, The power of choice Yoga Nesadurai

There are many management theories in the market place to help organisations and individuals improve. I would like to introduce a fundamental theory that is very powerful and easy to apply but often overlooked. I am talking about ‘choice’.

Webster defines choice as, ‘a selection, an alternative, the right or power to choose’.

It comes down to a very simple step – to act or not to act on the choice.

 

It represents a verb, an action, thereby giving the chooser the power to choose from a selection or if just two, an alternative.

What it ultimately points to is that the power is with you.

To make a choice, we need options.

There are times when we have no options and therefore the choice is automatic.

But in most cases we do have options available to us and I want to work through the deduction process here.

Evaluating options

Now that we have deduced options, what does evaluating our options involve? :

It requires courage and commitment to act on your choice.

 

This is the ‘locking in’ step in the ‘power of choice’ process.

This is where courage comes in. No matter what the response, I still hold on to my original intent or choice – the courage to stand by my offering and the commitment to follow through with action.

Information or an event is the stimulus that makes us take action. There are various stimuli that present themselves everyday to us. Between the stimulus and our response, lies choice!.

Attitude is our ‘way of being’ or ‘steady state’. Generally, we are all aware of our general attitude towards people and situations. Sometimes due to circumstances, like having a bad day, our attitude could vary from its natural ‘steady state’.

Where information is the stimulus that helps us derive our options, attitude is the component that helps us make the choice from our options. Attitude is therefore an important ingredient in the choices we make. It has a huge impact in making our choice and its consequences.

Making great choices

We have all made unwise choices at some point in our lives.

 

  1. It is sometimes inevitable,
  2. sometimes intentional,
  3. sometimes regrettable
  4. and sometimes transformational.

Inevitable choices are where the alternative is not a viable option. This is a case where an organisation needs to downsize, assuming all other avenues have been explored. In this instance the best thing one can do is to carry this out in the most humane manner with honesty and integrity.

Intentional choices are where you know that the alternative option is the wisest option, yet you intentionally choose the opposite option. In organisations, this is when we may bypass a certain process or person intentionally for various reasons. Or where we circumvent a certain procedure because we have the power and privilege to do so. Corruption is a classic example of the latter

Regrettable choices are where at the point of making the choice you are ‘aware’ of what the wisest choice is, however your steady state or way of being at that moment stops you from acting on it. These are usually choices made when emotions are running high, where you regret your choice as soon as have you made it or regret the choice as the words have left your mouth.

How many of us have been in this situation in the workplace and personal life? The power is still in the chooser’s hands to undo the wrong and recover the situation.

Transformational choices are what we should all be aspiring to achieve. In this instance, we take control and are accountable for making great choices. Accountability means taking responsibility for the choices made.

Even if you have made an unwise choice, you are in control to remedy it or to deal with the consequences. It is a big responsibility to be accountable, but one with many rewards when executed.

Learning to make transformational choices gives us the power to be extraordinary, therefore directly impacting you as an individual and the organisation that you represent.

Choice is an active process. It is the difference between a customer continuing to do business with your organisation versus taking their business elsewhere. Use it wisely.

 

YOGA NESADURAI is founder of O & C Advisory, which focuses on choice as a basis for leadership and organisational development and executive coaching.

 

 

My comments and advice to all the Burmese 

 

Yes the choice is yours_

There is a saying in Burmese that:

  1. If you made a wrong choice in trade (wrong choice of cargo) trip you would lose one trip or one time only.
  2. If you made a wrong choice in choosing the husband, you would lose your whole life. (Because usually Burmese practice monogamy and rarely divorce and have another marriage.)
  3. But I wish to seriously remind all of you by adding another phrase_

If you all vote wrongly in the coming referendum, the future history of our country would be gone to dogs.

Sorry for using the harsh words, proverbial jokes and defamatory jibes applied to the dogs. It may be an insult to the dog-world, who are known to love and loyal to its owners.

But Myanmar Military or Tatmadaw do not love its owner Burmese people and is not loyal to its owner, Myanmar Citizens or Pyi Thu in Burmese. Although the dog would be willing to sacrifice its life for the master Myanmar Tatmadaw is always willing to sacrifice its masters for its selfish greed of power.

Be careful, think twice before voting. This is not just an election, which consequence would for one term of government only.

This is the referendum to rubber-stamp the continuous dominance of military dictatorship in Burma/Myanmar forever…

Daw Suu, 88 Generation Students, NLD, Ethnic Minorities and opposition leaders of all the religions and races had sacrificed a lot: in the jail, tortured, some away from home and country and many had sacrificed their lives.

  •  What are you waiting for?
  • What are you scared of?
  • Are you not willing to make a minor sacrifice for your country, your race, your religion, your family, your relatives and for your future by taking a small risk of voting NO?
  • Don’t be intimidated by threats of the SPDC affiliated thugs.
  • You have shown your courage in 8888 revolution and Saffron Revolution.
  • This courage to vote is nothing when compare to the above revolutions.
  • If all the people or most of the people vote NO, what could they do?
  • Nothing at all!
  • They cannot arrest, torture or shoot and kill million of voters.
  • Just say NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! by voting NO in the coming referendum.

May you kindly allow me to refer back YOGA NESADURAI’s advice.

Please courageously make a Transformational choice by voting NO to transform our country from poor military dictatorship to truely progressive democracy.

Transformational choices are what we should all be aspiring to achieve. In this instance, we take control and are accountable for making great choices. Accountability means taking responsibility for the choices made.

Even if you have made an unwise choice, you are in control to remedy it or to deal with the consequences. It is a big responsibility to be accountable, but one with many rewards when executed.

Learning to make transformational choices gives us the power to be extraordinary, therefore directly impacting you as an individual and the organisation that you represent.

Choice is an active process. It is the difference between a customer continuing to do business with your organisation versus taking their business elsewhere. Use it wisely.

 

 

 

 

March 27 Myanmar Military day message

  March 27 Myanmar Military day message

Modified and edited the original letter, Arrogance? Never again”, by Tanya  in the Malaysiakini .

I have edited and adapted to the Myanmar context from the original article. I hope that Tanya and Malaysiakini could understand and forgive us for this. They should even be proud that they could contribute a very good article for the fellow Myanmar/Burmese citizens.

The absolute power of the successive ruling Tatmadaw Junta Generals corrupted them absolutely and their hubris led to their downfall.

The military dictators ravaged Myanmar/Burma for over 46 years, taking away our right to free speech, instilling fear, corrupting the country to the core, and depriving us of the wealth of this country by allowing it as largesse for his cronies. The ruling top senior general’s arrogance filtered down to the `little Napoleon generals’ who outdid him in his arrogance in implementing his will.

One of the greatest crime of the Sr General Than Shwe was the crime of ‘commission by omission’. He also let his greedy family enrich themselves at the country’s expense. However, I still do think he is a cut above the diabolical council of Tatmadaw’s crooks.

Cronies sat down and wagged their tails, happy that they got the crumbs from the table.

Dear Senior General, with all the wealth that you have now, and after all these years of your so-called “service to your people and country”, did you manage to buy peace of mind and dignity in your old age?

General Ne Win was the kind of shameless and under-handed leader we have had for over twenty years. He and his band of brigand cabinet ministers rode roughshod over the people, especially the non-Burmese, very often with barely concealed contempt for them, and most often with open contempt. His was the legacy that was continued during the days of the Than Shwe.

I call on all Myanmar/Burmese citizens from today to never, never, ever again tolerate the kind of arrogance we have been subjected to all these years at the hands of these fellows who have been mistakenly thinking they are our lords and masters. From today we will reclaim our birthright, which includes the right to liberty, freedom of expression and equality before the law. And we will remind the despicable autocrats that they have been put in their positions to serve and deliver, as our servants. They will listen when we speak our minds.

Tatmadaw Yebaws or military rank and file have been made pawns in the game played by these heartless; morally bankrupt generals, solely for the purpose of enriching and empowering themselves.

I am saying this from the bottom of my heart: if the Tatmadaw wants to be a strong and respected force that counts on the global stage, if they want their progeny to be a generation of winners, then they don’t need such generals. All they need is to believe in themselves, claim their pride and dignity, and compete on a level playing field with the civilians. I sincerely believe they can do this. Just go for it.

Most crucial at this juncture is that the delicate balance of racial and religious harmony is maintained. Without that everything else will be futile.

The Myanmar Tatmadaw will go all out to turn the Bamas against the other races. They must never succeed in this. Let us not be deceived by the Tatmadaw generals’ lies and start to distrust each other. If we work for the common good, we can ensure that all of us, will prosper. Isn’t that what we all want?

I would like to exhort all Tatmadaw rank and files not to let these evil generals poison your minds against the other minority races and minority religious persons.

If we let those generals win at their game we will all become abject losers. Above all, let us all have generous hearts. Let us not believe in the adage ‘beggar thy neighbour’. On the contrary let us believe in ‘prosper thy neighbour’. Together we will prevail.

Note: Rank and file (Idiom) =

  • Followers,
  • the general membership.

This expression comes from the military, where_

  • a rank denotes soldiers standing side by side in a row,
  • and file refers to soldiers standing behind one another.

The first recorded figurative use of this term was in 1860. 

e.g. This new senator really appeals to the rank and file in the labor unions.

 

COMING LETHAL FORTH POLITICAL TSUNAMI

  COMING LETHAL

FORTH POLITICAL TSUNAMI

Modified and edited the original comment written by AB Sulaiman and letter in Malaysiakini.

I have edited and adapted to the Myanmar context from the original article. I hope that  AB Sulaiman and Malaysiakini could understand and forgive us for this. They should even be proud that they could contribute a very good article for the fellow Myanmar/Burmese citizens

There is popular tale of the frog that cuddles comfortably in a cauldron of water. The frog feels so comfortable that it has not detected that the water is warming up by a fire coming from under the cauldron. The rate of warming is slow, so the frog does not detect the rising temperature. Until it is too late when it realises the water temperature is too hot for its comfort and has to jump out in great shock.

The 8888 first political tsunami is somewhat like the rising temperature in the cauldron. The Myanmar Military Junta (read that was BSPP and supremo General Ne Win) mindset has been too comfortable riding the wave of military power, and for so very long, so much so that it has taken the population (especially the Bama segment) for granted, and does not detect the appearance of hate, disenchantment and detestation simmering and growing on the part of the population on the Tatmadaw until it is too late. Ne Win and successive cohort military anointed leaders were dethroned.

1990 second political tsunami was dedicated to overthrowing General Saw Maung, Supremo of SLORC. Daw Aun San Suu Kyi led opposition was voted in with a landslide 86% win. That was a greatest Political Tsunami in Burma.

And then latest, the third Safron Revolution was also another unexpected third political Tsunami for the Myanmar Tatmadaw leaders, this time SPDC Supremo Senior General Than Shwe had to bear the consequence.

The FORTH (In the Chinese Dialect, Catonese number four is called Sae. The other meaning of Sae is DIE.

(It is called Homophone = One of two or more words, such as night and knight, that are pronounced the same but differ in meaning, origin, and sometimes spelling.

Pun = A play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words. )

So if the lethal FORTH TSUNAMI is allowed, it would wipe out the whole group of Myanmar Tatmadaw Military Generals.

And so now what do we have?

We have this momentous successive political tsunamis taking place.

What has hit?

The Military permanent dominance policy.

It is in actual fact more than just political, it is a psychological tsunami.

By definition the BSPP General Ne Win, SLORC General Saw Maung, and SPDC Supremo Senior General Than Shwe (in this context they are arguably synonymous to one another) mindsets have been going about controlling the reins of the country with the traditional mindsets of yesterday.

They rest on the ethnocentric platform of ‘Tatmadaw Thar Ah Mi_ Tatmadaw Thar Ah Pha‘ meaning that military is the true parents of the country (citizens). What kind of SHIT idea comming out from the sparrow bird’s brain?

With this they went way beyond reason to protect and propagate the sanctity of Tatmadaw, and similarly the elitism of the Tatmadaw culture, without paying too much respect to the views and sensitivities of the rest of the  civilians e.g. Bamas, Ethnic Minorities and Religious Minorities.

The military and ex-military, in the meantime, were treated like a father treating his favourite son, showering the child with a lot of goodies in the form of subsidies and a long list of affirmative action programmes. Their minds are carefully nurtured to be conservative and in conformity with the status quo. Mainly the child is nurtured and groomed to remain as a child, never allowed to grow into adulthood. The child is spoilt rotten.

All along and very much like the Burmese proverb “Chee Htae Mhar Pyaw thor Lauk”: meaning, The Maggot dropped into the pile of Shit or like a mouse falling into a sack of rice, the military leadership helped itself to the fats of the country involving obscene, ugly and astronomical amounts.

All along the non-Military or civilians were treated like enemies as witnessed by the nonchalant way the SPDC term all the oppositions as ‘enemies of the nation, to be eliminated’. More than that, it became very complacent, arrogant, immoral, irrational, and totally unprofessional with its Military leadership performance and accompanied by a deterioration of quality.

Lord Acton’s dictum that power corrupts with absolute power corrupting absolutely comes to the fore. The successive tsunamis then hits with a force far beyond even what the people had ever anticipated.

This psychological tsunami should be a wake up call to the complacent Tatmadaw mindset. Commentators and columnists have inundated the media, especially the Internet, suggesting ways and means on how this composite Permanent Military Dominence mindset can redeem itself.

I shall limit my contribution by saying that the Myanmar/Burma social, economic and political environments have changed since sixty years ago. The people are more educated, urbanised, and are enjoying a higher standard of living. They travel more often to more distant places. More importantly people read more and think more. They are more literate. They are more equipped and able to conceptualise about new ideas and new things around them. People are more matured, more ready to think of alternatives. They are not afraid of alternatives.

Coming back to the frog analogy, the Burmese people are ready to venture out from the Known to the Unknown. Put all these elements together and we have a population being more aware and more knowledgeable of things happening around them. We have a population with a declining group orientation, and taken over by a developed sense of the individual. They would require a leadership as aware and as knowledgeable as them.

The Myanmar Military Permanent Dominance policy holding incumbents SDPDC leaders should pay heed to this new breed of individual-orientated Myanmar/Burmese who have their own minds, and mainly have faith, trust, and confidence in their own judgments. Should the leaders not change as well so as to be at par with the people’s mindset, they will not be effective leaders.

In such an unfortunate mismatch situation, it is tantamount to an invitation for another more damaging LETHAL FORTH tsunami to come. Military dominence culture would surely be drowned by the sheer force of this tsunami.

 

Oh Sansara ! This short period of happiness is followed by sad events and news

Oh Sansara !

This short period of happiness

is followed by sad events and news

Congratulations

 

Note for other readers, the following paragraph may be a big puzzle for all of you because it is meant as a message for my comrades. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Congratulations M&H for the releasing of the latest version of your series MH 4.4 (F) 0n 13 th Feb 2008

May I take this opportunity to wish many happy returns for_

SM, you got this 4.4 as someone to celebrate together.

I hope we would not forget that Bogyoke Aung San was born today.

Sir Done’s Paris Hilton  for yesterday.

Mrs Saphire Mone for next week event.

Future Dr House, (God willing) for another week event.

 Dear Nan TT for tomorrow Valentine’s Day.

We are sad to say but I hope M&H Corporation (S/Bhd) would be kind enough to provide all of us this MH 4.4 (F) as a replacement for the unfortunate 4/4 version.

Others born today_

1728 – John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793) 

1974 – Robbie Williams, English singer

Others born  in February_

1st Feb 1901 Clark Gable
1st Feb 1931 Boris Yeltsin
1st Feb 1968 Lisa Marie Presley
2nd Feb 1944 Sir Andrew Davies
2nd Feb 1944 Geoffrey Hughes
2nd Feb 1947 Farah Fawcett
4th Feb 1902 Charles Lindberg
4th Feb 1915 Sir Norman Wisdom
4th Feb 1948 Alice Cooper
5th Feb 1952 Russell Grant
5th Feb 1962 Jennifer Jason Leigh
6th Feb 1665 Queen Anne of England
6th Feb 1924 Billy Wright
6th Feb 1911 Ronald Reagan
6th Feb 1919 Zsa Zsa Gabor
7th Feb 1812 Charles Dickens
8th Feb 1828 Jules Verne
8th Feb 1931 James Dean
8th Feb 1932 John Williams
9th Feb 1942 Carole King
9th Feb 1942 Ben E King
11th Feb 1917 Sidney Sheldon
11th Feb 1936 Burt Reynolds
11th Feb 1962 Sheryl Crow
11th Feb 1969 Jennifer Aniston
12th Feb 1809 Abraham Lincoln 13th Feb 1849 Lord Randolph Churchill
13th Feb 1938 Oliver Reed
13th Feb 1915 Lyle Bettger
13th Feb 1942 Peter Tork
13th Feb 1944 Stockard Channing
13th Feb 1944 Jerry Springer
13th Feb 1950 Peter Gabriel
13th Feb 1974 Robbie Williams
15th Feb 1907 Cesar Romero
15th Feb 1950 John Adams
16th Feb 1959 John McEnroe 17th Feb 1914 Arthur Kennedy 18th Feb 1952 Randy Crawford
18th Feb 1954 John Travolta
18th Feb 1960 Greta Scacchi
19th Feb 1939 Gwen Taylor
19th Feb 1960 HRH The Duke of York
20th Feb 1951 Gordon Brown
20th Feb 1966 Cindy Crawford
22nd Feb 1732 George Washington
22nd Feb 1857 Lord Baden Powell
22nd Feb 1933 The Duchess of Kent
22nd Feb 1974 Drew Barrymore
23rd Feb 1939 Peter Fonda 26th Feb 1802 Victor Hugo
26th Feb 1953 Michael Bolton
27th Feb 274 Constantine the Great
27th Feb 1932 Dame Elizabeth Taylor

28th Feb 1932 Brian Moore
28th Feb 1942 Brian Jones

 

Oh Sansara ! This short period of happiness

is followed by sad events and news:

I hope older generation Burmese could still remember the Academy winning, one of the most famous movies, “Bawa Sansara”, or The Wheel of Existence or life circle. (Director U Thu Kha, produced by Mandalay cinema (Mandalay Yoke Shin)

As long as karma is being generated, beings will continue to experience rebirth. 

We all must face_

  1. the ageing,
  2. contracting diseases
  3. and ultimate will die one day.

In life there are circles of times of_

  • happiness and sorrow,
  • success and failure,
  • famous and notorious,
  • the time to laugh and smile and the period of sorrow etc.

Samsāra, the Sanskrit and Pāli term for “continuous movement” or “continuous flowing” refers in Buddhism to the concept of_

  1. a cycle of birth (jāti)
  2. and consequent decay
  3. and death,

in which_

  • all beings in the universe participate
  • and which can only be escaped through enlightenment.

Samsāra is_

  • associated with suffering
  • and is generally considered the antithesis of nirvāna or nibbāna.

Which is greater_

  • the tears you have shed while transmigrating & wandering this long,
  • long time – crying & weeping from being joined with what is displeasing,
  • being separated from what is pleasing –
  • or the water in the four great oceans?

“The tears we have shed_

  • while transmigrating & wandering this long, long time –
  • crying & weeping from being joined with what is displeasing,
  • being separated from what is pleasing

– is much more than the water in the four great oceans.”

“Long have you (repeatedly) experienced the death of a mother.

The tears you have shed over the death of a mother while transmigrating & wandering this long, long time – crying & weeping is greater than the water in the four great oceans.

“Long have you (repeatedly) experienced_

  • the death of a father
  • the death of a brother…
  • the death of a sister…
  • the death of a son…
  • the death of a daughter…
  • loss with regard to relatives…
  • loss with regard to wealth…
  • loss with regard to disease.

The tears you have shed over loss with regard to disease while transmigrating & wandering this long, long time – crying & weeping is greater than the water in the four great oceans.

“Why is that? From an inconstruable beginning comes transmigration. A beginning point is not evident, though beings hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving are transmigrating & wandering on. Long have you thus

  • experienced stress,
  • experienced pain,
  • experienced loss,
  • swelling the cemeteries –

enough to become disenchanted with all fabricated things, enough to become dispassionate, enough to be released.” (Wiki Buddha)

But don’t despair, no need to totally abandon the earthly matters  to escape from all the sufferings. Please look  from the Islam Point of View regarding these_

  • Attaching no value to the world means attaching no undue value to others.
  • Attaching no value to others starts with attaching no undue importance to oneself.      Sufyan-i Savri

Reflection is the key that opens the door to mercy.

  • Do you not see?
  • One first reflects and then repents!   Sufyan ibn Uyayna
  • There are three indications of a person’s greatness:
  • not complaining in the face of calamity,
  • not groaning in the face of pain,
  • and not praising oneself.      Abu Darda

Believers are those who are aware that God is watching them.

  • Such servants restrain their desires and prepare themselves for the Hereafter.
  • The hijr, an obligation that lasts until Doomsday, is the road that leads from ignorance to knowledge, from forgetting Allah to seeking Him, from sin to obedience, and from obduracy to repentance. Sahl ibn Abdi’llah at-Tustari

Those who show_

  • patience when they cannot obtain something,
  • contentment when they achieve it,
  • and fortitude when they lose it are those who have heedfulness  Imam Ghazzali

One sign that the heart has died is not regretting advantages one has missed while feeling nothing for one’s evil deeds. Ibn `Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari

  • The world rules whoever loves and seeks it, and serves whoever abandons and denies it. The world is that which desires and that which is desired.
  • Whoever desires the world is rejected by it.
  • Whoever rejects the world is followed by it.
  • The world is a bridge over the road to the Hereafter.
  • Cross that bridge, but do not behave as if you will remain on it forever.
  • It is unwise to build palaces on bridges.
  • Take as much from the world as will lead you to the Hereafter, but leave behind that which will prevent you from entering it.      Yahya ibn Muadh

O Allah, I shelter behind you from all deeds that will displease you.

  • O Allah, I ask for the most essential, the most clean, and the honor You bestow.
  • O Allah, do not make me so busy that I fall into the forgetfulness of those who forget You.
  • May I be worthy of Your approval.
  • O Allah, make me a servant remembered only for loving You, hoping for nothing from his worship!
  • O Allah, fill my heart with joy from You, purify my tongue with Your Names, let my limbs labor on tasks You will find good and of which You will approve.
  • O Allah, eliminate all traces, memories, recollections, and feelings that are not of You!      Junayd al-Bagdadi

When you wish the doors of hope to be opened, remember the blessings you have received from Allah.

  • When you wish the doors of fear to be opened, look at what you have done for Him.
         Ibn `Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari
  • A perfected individual is one who tames one’s desires.
  •  Allah praises and elevates such a person through the tongues of His servants.      Abu’l Hassan Ali ibn Vafa

Do not fall into despair if blessings come late,

  • even though you keep asking for them,
  • because Allah has promised to heed prayers.
  • Yet the wish to be granted will be granted because He wishes it for you, not because you wish it for yourself.
         Ibn `Ata’ Allah al-Iskandari

 

Suddenly Lashio Thein Aung’s once famous song, “Pyaw lo’ ma sone_Pyone ma wa they khin”, meaning the time of happiness and smiles are cut shot before we finished enjoying them. . .

The time for Condolence came suddenly without invitation or notice.

I was talking to my cousin sister, Ma La Min, my aunt’s daughter, up to 3 AM. (I had never met her for a quarter of a century) She is a graduate Medical Doctor but had opened a computer shop, computer repair and internet cafe in Rangoon for a dozen of years. Now she got the Masters in Computing in Singapore and working as a IT Engineer there. When I slept, she stayed on to do internet chat.

And only in the morning I was informed by my wife that Ma La Min got the message of passing away of her beloved mother. (May Allah bless her soul, forgive her from all the sins and reward with the paradise. Kindly exempt her from all the punishment in her burial site, make her comfortable by allowing enough space, air etc.)

At the clinic I got the news about my two old regular patients, had passed away.

Mr Yellamalay son of Pavady (Hindi) and Mr S. Vethanayagam (Christian)

Although they were staying quite far from the clinics I worked, they used to search and follow me to any clinic I shifted. That goes on for 20 years and now they are no more. May God bless their souls?

Their wives and children came to my clinic and infront of all the patients that their husband/father was in other town visiting his birthplace after attending a wedding. They claim that if their late father was attended by me, he could be till alive. What a great compliment. But I told them that I would not be able to do so as it was fated. I am not god, don’t have any supernatural power, I my self is now suffering fro numerous diseases and I could not avoid death. 

 

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 And I got the news of the assassination of the Karen National Union (KNU) general secretary Mahn Sha was gunned down in his home in Mae Sot, Thailand, Thursday afternoon by unknown assailants. Farewell Comrade, although we do not know each other, I regarded the KNU leaders as the Comrades who could understand the sufferings of fellow Burmese Muslims and because of their integrity, bravery and well disciplined rebel army.

Last of all my close friend (Pt. and husband) got a Fibroid with perimenopausal bleeding. I advised her to operate but she refused. (One local Paediatrician practicing traditional medicine advised her not to go for the hysterectomy or removal of the uteras.) Because of recurrent bleeding she came back for follow up. Now it is very big, grows rapidly and as I had suspected, turn out to be a Sarcoma, which is worse than Cancer and it spreads through blood, she is now sadly on Chemotherapy.

Seen a Burmese migrant worker_

  • amputated below both elbows after Industrial Accident,
  • denied compensation from the employer
  • and Insurance company refused to pay

dampens my heart. And he is now suffering from_

  • depression,
  • anger
  • and pain from PHATOM LIMBS. (Pain comming from the lost hands) I will try to help him and wish to write the details later.

Other minor cases of four dengue suspects within these two days and pt came back with the allergy to the medicine which I had given demolished my small amount of joy.

Oh Sansara ! The short period of joy

is followed by neverending arrocities for Burma 

On the 12 February 1974, all of us agreed and signed to the Panglong Agreement, which which give birth to Union of Burma combining the Lower Burma, Upper Burma, and the Frontier Areas, which had been administered separately by the British.

On the 19 July 1947, our beloved General Aung San was assassinated with most of his cabinet members.  On the 4 January 1948, we got independence and established the Democratic Union of Burma, with Sao Shwe Thaik as its first President and U Nu as its first Prime Minister.Eight months old INFANT INDEPENDENT BURMA plunged into an all out civil war.

  • Thakhin Soe’s Red Flag Communists had already started a rebellion,
  • the Rakhine nationalists led by the veteran monk U Seinda
  • the Mujahid Rakhine Muslims.
  • The PVO (People’s Volunteer Organisation) formed from the demobbed war veterans by Aung San as his own paramilitary force) had split into White-band and Yellow-band factions; the majority White-band PVO led by Bo La Yaung, a member of the Thirty Comrades, and Bo Po Kun, joined the insurrection in July.
  • The Karen National Union (KNU) rebelled at the end of January 1949

 The Army Chief of Staff Gen. Smith Dun, an ethnic Karen was replaced by General Ne Win who led a military coup d’état in 1962 .

The rest is the history of continuous raping of Myanmar Tatmadaw on Burma up to the present time.

BURMA’S KAMMA (or Kan in simple Burmese) is not good.

Bawa Zat Sayar or Director of Sansara (may be God) haven’t give a face to us.  

Why God! You have a heart to leave us all in Burma in the cold dark fate?

Please God, have mercy on all of us in Burma/Myanmar.

Please, please God, kindly help all of us out of this tragedy.

Please God, kindly remove the cold unkind hatred amongst all of us.

Please God, kindly change the heart of the Myanmar Military rulers, SPDC Generals starting from the Senior General Than Shwe.

Please God, please kindly guide all of our Burmese citizens from this deep darkness into light, into the Straight safe Path. The Path of those on whom You have bestowed Your Mercy.

Please God,  we, Burmese citizens are weak and have no power to fight back or resist the cruel, unjust present military leaders. Give enlightenment, repentance and redemption to all of us including our enemy, the present rulers.

Please kindly change and soften the heart of the present leaders to give way for the new and better government.

Please God,  may you kindly remove the oppressors and relieve all of us from the inhumane present government.

Please replace them with the kindhearted new government who would rule Burma with justice, fairness and according to the written laws without any bias or corruption.
 

Dear God, please kindly heal our diseases and our wounds. The whole Burma is now infested with physical diseases, mental deteriorations and we are facing the manmade and natural disasters one after another. Economy and business are going downwards steeply but our earning power is low, inflation is out of control and commodity prices are rising daily. Some of us have even lost our jobs.

Please God, Mercy on all of us, protect us from all the dangers, disasters including the long protracted civil war and restore unity and peace among all of us. Please soften our hardened hearts to love and respect each other to be able to live happily together.

Please God,  kindly release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, all the political leaders and all the political prisoners of Burma.

Kindly restore their mental and physical strength to lead our country into a new progressive era.

Dear God, please forgive all of us from all the major and small sins, the sins we knowingly committed and accidentally committed.

Please God, give all of our citizens: peace, health, wealth, unity and loving kindness. Because of the incompetent and corrupt military rulers, all of us are poor, downtrodden and looked down by the whole world.

Dear God, please kindly have mercy on all of us, give us hope and elevate the status of all of us.

Please grant us success in each and every field we have tried and even we haven’t or could not try or imagine yet.