Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia fails Human Rights standard test

 

Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia fails

Human Rights standard test

He is usually not neutral because he knows which side of the bread is buttered. Pandikar Amin (WRONGLY, according to Human Rights standard) told Fong that he did not think that the term was insulting as pendatang haram referred to illegals.

Earlier, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing’s (BN – Bintulu) spoke on the problems of illegal immigrants when Datuk Wilfred Bumburing (BN – Tuaran) stood up to complain of crimes committed by pendatang haram (illegals).

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Opposition should recruit Zaid for the next generation democratic PM after future PM DSAI

 Opposition should recruit Zaid for the

next generation democratic PM

after future PM DSAI

GEORGE TOWN: The institutions of Government in the country are no longer neutral and this is causing democracy to crumble, said former de facto Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

 

“In a democracy, the institutions of government must be neutral and professionally run. You can’t have the police taking sides or the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) making statements supporting one side or the other.

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Ignorant Americans are paying for Israel’s war crimes in-spite of gloomy economy

Ignorant Americans are paying for Israel’s war crimes 

in-spite of  gloomy economy

Maybe, just maybe, its the policies that are all screwed up. And that means looking at the top. A nation raised on the fear of the holocaust, all ready to fight. Winning votes by being victorious in war crimes.

U.S. seeks ship to move arms to Israel
The U.S. is seeking to hire a merchant ship to deliver hundreds of tons of arms to Israel from Greece later this month, tender documents seen by Reuters show.

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) said the ship was to carry 325 standard 20-foot containers of what is listed as “ammunition” on two separate journeys from the Greek port of Astakos to the Israeli port of Ashdod in mid-to-late January.
A “hazardous material” designation on the manifest mentions explosive substances and detonators, but no other details were given.

“Shipping 3,000-odd tons of ammunition in one go is a lot,” one broker said, on condition of anonymity.

Americans, YOU are paying for all this stuff, at a time when 11 million of you have lost your jobs, and one out of every ten of you will lose your homes this year.

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Myanmar Muslims prohibited from worshipping and reading of the Quran in residential flats

Myanmar Muslims prohibited from worshipping in residential flats

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Aping a recent diktat against the country’s Christian community, authorities have summoned and warned leaders of Burma’s Muslim community not to worship in residential flats.

Rangoon’s Kyauktada Township Peace and Development Council office, as they did with Christian pastors from the city, summoned Islamic leaders on the 5th of this month and warned them to halt all religious services and the reading of the Quran in residential flats. 

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Why Democracy Is Struggling in Asia

By Hannah Beech

from:TIME

They called themselves the people’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), but their aims were hardly democratic. During their 192-day protest campaign, the PAD paralyzed Thailand, blockading the capital’s two airports for eight days and besieging the Prime Minister’s office complex for months. By the time the opposition alliance withdrew on Dec.

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Re-strategising democracy promotion in China

James Gomez | Aug 19, 08 11:27am

from:Malaysiakini

The different China-related democracy issues need to be integrated through a broad overarching theme and coordinated from closer in Asia. This was the latent international strategy that emerged from the 3rd International Conference on Global Support for Democratisation in China and Asia (GSDCA) which was held on Aug 4 and 5, 2008 in Japan.

The GSDCA brought together some 100 China pro-democracy activists from across the world, literally on the eve of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, for a two day meeting in Tokyo. The conference, the third in a series, hosted participants from Asian autocratic nations, as well as dignitaries, experts, and scholars from all over the globe, including Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific.

Internationalised China-related democracy issues

Presently internationalised China-related democracy issues are a range of disparate elements that fall into three broad categories. The first address issues of territorial sovereignty, autonomy and self-determination. They include chief-executive elections in Hong Kong, autonomy for Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang (Eastern Turkestan), self-government for Tibet and independence for Taiwan.

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Burma’s democratic revolution

Human rights: Burma, Somalia, Iran

Human rights – 19-06-2008

In its three human rights resolutions adopted on Thursday in Strasbourg, the European Parliament criticises the Burmese government’s treatment of its own people, voices concern at the high civilian death toll in Somalia’s civil war and condemns the executions of juveniles in Iran.

Burmese junta condemned
 
Parliament’s resolution on Burma deplores the continuing oppression by the junta, the renewed house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, the government’s actions following the recent cyclone and the ineffectiveness of EU sanctions on Burma.

 

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There was once democracy in the Union of Burma

Long, long time ago, there was democracy in the Union of Burma, even though it was quite short-lived, under the democratically elected Prime Minister Thakin Nu or U Nu. Democracy seems a distant utopia now but it was really present during U Nu’s days. Younger generations of nowadays may not know any other system of government except the present Military Régime. Even adults younger than 45 years of age would have been born after Gen. Ne Win’s coup and would never have had any taste of democracy at all. Only those above 60 years of age can still recall the sweet taste of democracy under U Nu.

Background History

U Nu born in Born in the Irrawaddy Delta town of Wakema on 25 May 1907 (and passed away in 14 February 1995) was the first Prime Minister of Union of Burma according to the 1047 Constitution from 4 January 1948 to 12 June 1956, again from 28 February 1957 to 28 October 1958 and finally from 4 April 1960 to 2 March 1962. He had to deal with armed rebellion from various groups, especially the communist factions including certain regiments in the Army.

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Suu Kyi’s Birthday Celebrated on Capitol Hill

By LALIT K JHA / WASHINGTON

Thousands of miles from her home on Rangoon’s Inya Lake, some influential supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi gathered in Washington to celebrate her 63rd birthday on Capitol Hill.
 
Speakers at a special ceremony held by the US Congress described Suu Kyi as a symbol of freedom the world over and said that she was not alone in her fight to bring democracy to Burma. Millions of people are with her, they said, urging the people of Burma not to lose hope and to continue their struggle.
 
Speakers at this special event, which was attended by invited guests, hoped that Suu Kyi would celebrate her next birthday as the rightful leader of Burma¬a position which has been denied her by the ruling junta since 1990, when her party won a landslide victory in the country’s last general elections. The event was organized by the Burma Fund, the US Campaign for Burma and the US Congressional Human Rights Caucus.

Democracy For Myanmar (Burma)

Burma Democracy Songs – Track01

 

Burma Democracy Songs – Track01

Compassionate letter 12,“The End of the Saga, but not the Dear John letter!”

Compassionate letter 12,

“The End of the Saga”

“But not the Dear John letter!”

As Bo Aung Din in Burma Digest

Dear Nan,

                If you could remember, I sent my first letter on our wedding anniversary, that is 12th February (our National day commemorating forming the foundation of our union, the day we signed our matrimonial agreement at Panglon) and that is also your birthday, the Shan National day. And coincidently that is two day’s prior to the Valentine day, the day of lovers. And I wrote the letter to you because your father announced our divorce declaration that is the Shan leaders announcement of the separation from Burma/Myanmar and the forming of an Independent Shan Country.

And another strange coincidence that leads to my compassionate letters was because of a DVD of Sai Kham Leik/Sai Hti Sai’s songs sent by my brother. While I was enjoying my renaissance or daydreaming back the good old young era, my children keep on doing their daily routine even without noticing my favourite songs. So I decided to explain or translate the songs to them. And the rest is the minute history of a saga of these compassionate letters to my ‘estranged wife’.

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Compassionate letter 11, “Cannibal Queen Kyine Kyine @ Marie Antoinette”

Compassionate letter 11,

“Cannibal Queen Kyine Kyine (a) Marie Antoinette”

As Bo Aung Din in Burma Digest

Disclaimer! Cannibalism and Daw Kyine Kyine’s story is just a political Satire and never based on the real events.

During the French Revolution, when Queen Marie Antoinette was told that the peasants had no bread to eat she retorted and advised, “Let them eat cake”.

According to the unconfirmed reports, Cannibal Queen Daw Kyine Kyine, wife of Senior General Than Shwe, ordered the young generals to bring in all the chocolates donated for the Cyclone Nargis victims for her grand children.

She advised all Myanmar Cyclone victims to eat the dead bodies as she could solve the disposal of dead bodies and the victims could also get the high protein food. She had rumoured to have whispered the shocked young general that Thar Manya Saya Daw’s flesh was very tasty.

Cannibal Queen Kyine Kyine hoped to kill multiple birds with one stone_

  1. No need to request for further aids
  2. No need to worry about the disposal or burial of the cyclone victims’ dead bodies
  3. Although it is no need for her to worry about the feeding of the victims, no one would revolt because of hunger
  4. Her grandchildren could eat all the chocolates.

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