Colour Blind but Islamopobic USA and Obama’s empty rhetoric

Colour Blind but

Islamopobic USA

COMMENT: BLACK OBAMA WILL CRY FOR THE BLACK PROFESSOR. Let us wait and see whether he try to say sorry or invite Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan to dance with his family.

Mr Obama, walk your empty talk!

Try to practically mend ties with Muslims.

NEW DELHI, Aug 15 – An India government minister Saturday criticised detention of a top Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan at a United States aiport allegedly over suspicion of his surname “Khan”, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

“I don’t think that this manner of detaining the name of religion is justified. But in the US, several examples have surfaced where frisking takes place more than required, according to us. I have always felt – even when I was frisked there – that the way they frisk us we should do the same for them here,” Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni told the media.

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ASEAN LEADERS ARE BARKING AT THE WRONG TREE WITH THE WRONG CAUSE AND WRONG OBJECTIVE

ASEAN LEADERS ARE BARKING AT THE WRONG TREE 

WITH THE WRONG CAUSE AND WRONG OBJECTIVE

 

ASEAN leaders are complaining about the convenient way to solve the Rohingya problem.

But for the Rohingyas or Burmese Muslims or Christian Chins/Karens/Kachins and Buddhist Mons/Shans/Burmese etc AND the NLDS  and political opponents and armed rebel groups_

Whether the SPDC would accept them back is not their main concern. What is the consequences after repatriation is their only problem.

Jailed? Tortured? Is the main concern for all but ‘Village arrest’ (for Rohingyas only) is the problem.

No democracy, no Human Rights, no political life, no respect for the Rights of religious minorities and Ethnic minorities is their main concern.

But the lack of development, economic problems back home are the most important fact for all of them.

There is no clear cut line to DEFINE OR CATEGORIZE THEM INTO POLITICAL OR ECONOMIC MIGRANTS. 

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Solidarity Day with migrants

Solidarity Day with migrants

Posted on December 19th, 2008 by Nathaniel Tan

The Star:

ABOUT 1,300 illegal foreigners have died during detention in the past six years, Malaysia Nanban quoted Malaysian Human Rights (Suhakam) commissioner Datuk N. Siva Subramaniam as saying.

He said many of them died in immigration detention centres, prisons and police lockups because they were denied medical treatment at the right time.

He proposed that a doctor and a medical assistant be appointed in each detention camp and prison which should have the necessary facilities to transfer sick prisoners to hospitals during an emergency.

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STOP HATRED, STOP TRYING TO DIVIDE; FOR A LONG LASTING PEACE, PROGRESS, AND PROSPERITY

 

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MIZZIMA:Obama’s grandfather’s connection to Burma

By Mizzima News

The grandfather of United States’ president-elect Barack Obama served in Burma during the Second World War, according to a report by the Times.

Hussein Onyango Obama, the paternal grandfather of Barack Obama, served as a cook with the British army in Burma during the Second World War, revealed yesterday’s article.

The Kenyan soldier, after returning to his motherland from Burma, became  involved in rebellion against British colonial rule and was subsequently detained and tortured, states the December 3rd report.

In Kenya, he was involved in supplying information to the Kikuyu Central Association, the group that spearheaded an independence movement that came to be known as the Mau Mau rebellion. He was arrested in 1949 and detained for two years.
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Asean’s day dream or nightmare

Asean’s day dream or nightmare

Malaysiakini’s article by Josh Hong 

Extracts only

At an academic conference some years ago in Seoul, South Korea, Chua Beng Huat, a sociology professor at the National University of Singapore, remarked that Asean as a regional grouping had achieved nothing over the last few decades.

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Irrawaddy:Junta Orders Major Air Force Base Relocated

By:MINN LWIN

The chief Air Force base in Burma, Mingalardon Air Force Base, has been ordered to relocate to Seikpyingone in Meiktila Township in central Burma, according to sources at Mingalardon Air Force Base. 

“We got the order in late November to relocate to the new Air Force base from the military office in Naypyidaw,” said the source.
 
The source said that family members of Air Force personal will also resided at the new Air Force base in Seikpyingone.

Military sources in Rangoon said that in June the junta leader, Snr-Gen Than Shwe, appointed his son-in-law, Col Thein Naing, the commanding officer at Mingaladon Air Force Base.

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AP:Journalists caught in crackdown by Myanmar junta

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in military-controlled Myanmar has imprisoned two journalists for seven years each for undermining the country’s ruling generals after being caught with a U.N. human rights report.

The court in a northeastern suburb of Yangon on Friday sentenced Thet Zin, editor of the local Myanmar-language journal Myanmar Nation, and Sein Win Maung, the paper’s manager, after convicting them of undermining the government under the country’s draconian Printing and Publishing Law.

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BBC:Laughter defying Burma’s junta

Andrew Harding reflects on his friendship with Burmese comedian Zarganar who, despite repeated imprisonment, continues to make jokes about the country’s military rule.

It has been an unusually busy few weeks in the Burmese gulag.

A sudden flurry of show-trials. A brisk and generous apportioning of life sentences.

And now the prison vans have begun scattering the guilty into the quietest corners of an isolated country.

The convicts’ names are probably unfamiliar to you. The authorities would be happy to keep it that way.

Min Ko Naing, Ko Ko Gyi, Nilar Thein, Zarganar, the list goes on.

Like their more famous colleague, Aung San Suu Kyi, these are Burma’s bravest and brightest, devoured by their own government.

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One in three of Malaysia’s workforce is foreign

Burma’s HIV/AIDS Crisis in Red Alert: MSF

By:WAI MOE

from:Irrawaddy

About 25,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2007 in Burma and 76,000 out of an estimated 240,000 people who are thought to be carrying HIV/AIDS urgently need antiretroviral treatment (ART), the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Tuesday.

The Geneva-based humanitarian aid organization said in its latest report “A Preventable Fate: The Failure of ART Scale-up in Myanmar,” that the situation for many people living with HIV/AIDS in the Southeast Asian Nation is critical due to a severe lack of lifesaving ART.

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CNN:Myanmar HIV/AIDS treatment crisis deepens

By :Patrice Poltzer

LONDON, England — Almost 25,000 people will die this year of HIV/AIDS in Myanmar unless lifesaving treatment is significantly increased, according to a new report.

The study produced by leading international humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders said the failure by the government to provide HIV/AIDS treatment to its people is putting the population at risk.

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The challenge of peaceful transition from dictatorship to an elected government

By:Tariku Debretsion

from:americanchronicle.com

Issues of Social Justice, Change and Non-violence:

“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.” Mahatma Gandhi

When we call for, and take a stand for, world peace, we are inevitably faced with questions of social justice without which conflicts within nations and between different nations flare up and intensify.

In turn, when looking at issues of social justice, one of the most important areas of focus is that of democratic involvement of citizens in choosing leaders and influencing and directing decisions on how they are governed.

In the last few years, the struggles for democracy and democratic governments have created flash points and conflicts over different parts of the globe, such as in Myanmar (Burma), Tibet and Pakistan in Asia, different countries in Latin America, and Ethiopia, Kenya, and Zimbabwe in Africa.

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Irrawaddy:Tibetan Exiles’ Meeting Produces Comparisons with Burma

By:WAI MOE

The week-long meeting of Tibetan exiles in Dharmsala, India, has inevitably drawn comparisons with the activities of Burma’s own exiled opposition community.

Tibet and Burma each have a government in exile. But some Burmese exiles and Burma scholars claim that while the Tibetan opposition in exile, led by the Dalai Lama, shows cohesion, the same cannot be said for Burma’s.

Criticism of the Burmese opposition in exile has grown recently, with complaints that it lacks unity and a united strategy, providing for dialogue between all groups.
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