Warning the Thai PM not to insult Daw Aung San Suu Kyi because she is regarded highly at the same status as your Thai king by Burmese people

Warning the Thai PM not to insult Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

because she is regarded highly at the same status as

your Thai king by Burmese people

All the Thais will be angry if we say that we all should dethrone and kicked out the Thai King because he is a burden for the people of Thai?

If any Thai feels insulted by my words, please kindly consider the fact that your bastard, pimp and Joker THE COOK had insulted all the Burmese people.

Thai people must kick out this COOK or Crook out as an apology to Burmese people.

Bird brained or Shrimp brained PIMP Thai PM Thai PM not to insult Daw Aung San Suu Kyi because she is the same as your Thai king for Burmese people.

Asean Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan has warned Thai premier Samak Sundaravej that the Burmese political situation requires “in-depth understanding and respect for its sensitivity” and advised the new Thai prime minister to be cautious before commenting on issues related to Burma, the Bangkok Post reported on Wednesday.

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Sending a Message to the UN

By KYAW ZWA MOE

Friday, August 22,2008

from:Irrawaddy / opinion

Has Aung San Suu Kyi started playing a new game? If so, the latest visit of UN Special Envoy to Burma Ibrahim Gambari could mark the beginning of a subtle but significant shift in the pro-democracy leader’s tactics, which have remained almost unchanged for the past 20 years.

By refusing to meet with Gambari on two occasions—at a scheduled meeting on Wednesday and again on Friday—Suu Kyi appeared to be sending a silent message that she was less than happy with the outcome of his efforts to date.

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Irrawaddy;Suu Kyi Reportedly Refuses to Meet Gambari

By SAW YAN NAING

Friday,August 22, 2008

Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is reportedly refusing to meet UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari because she’s unhappy with the way his mission is being organized and carried out.

An official of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) said: “We heard that she is unhappy with the atmosphere of the Gambari trip.”

Sources suggested that Suu Kyi wanted to make it clear to Gambari that she thought he should also meet Than Shwe and urge the junta leader to begin substantive talks.

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Irrawaddy;Junta Disrobes, Charges Leading Monk

By WAI MOE

Thursday,August 21,2008

The leader of the All Burma Monks’ Alliance (ABMA), Ashin Gambira, has been disrobed by the authorities and charged with multiple criminal offenses in the aftermath of the 2007 uprising.

His lawyer, Aung Thein, told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday that Gambira told him the authorities disrobed him after his arrest in November 2007 without following traditional procedures or consulting relevant monks’ organizations.

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Irrawaddy;Gambari May Leave Without Seeing Suu Kyi, Than Shwe

By SAW YAN NAING

Thursday,August 21,2008

With one day of his current visit to Burma left, UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari has still not met either opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi or junta chief Snr-Gen Than Shwe, creating doubts that his mission will bring any tangible results.

Sources within Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) said on Wednesday that Gambari was expected to meet her that day, but no encounter took place. It was rumored that Suu Kyi herself had cancelled the meeting because she believed it would produce no result.

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Gambari to Visit Burma in August

By LALIT K JHA

Wednesday,,July 16,2008

The Burmese junta has invited Ibrahim Gambari, the special UN envoy on Burma, to visit the country in mid-August to resume talks with the regime and pro-democracy leaders, a UN spokesperson said on Tuesday.

The invitation was sent to Gambari by the Burmese Ambassador to the UN, Kyaw Tint Swe, said a spokesperson at UN headquarters in New York.

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Say Young Sone Anyein, video 1 to 6

Say Young Sone Anyein,

video 1 to 6

You Tube Video source through Niknayman’s blog ( thank you Ko Niknayman for the videos)

We like to praise the courage of the Comedians after watching the Jokes of the Anyein performance , which is usually combined with the traditional dance with the jokes.

 

However the Jokes made by the famous comedians, Godzilla, King Kong,and the others make all of us laughing at the same times feel deep sorrow as we all know that these comedians were crying in their heart while making the Jokes to express the feeling for the 50 millions Burmese, who’s mouths were sealed by the Military Junta.

For the non Burmese readers I am unable to translate their jokes as they smartly and bravely used the Myanmar Language, Culture and tradition with current situation of Burma in indirect words. Myanmar Language is difficult to translate in its true essence as meaning may change with different intonation.

Following is my favourite quote regarding humor and the fight for democracy which was originally from Irrawaddy On-line.

Sit Mone

VCD Political Comedy

Draws Laughter in Rangoon

By Shah Paung
December 21, 2007
The generals who run Burma don’t like it when the joke’s on them, but political satire and humor are alive in military-ruled Burma.

A popular VCD depicting a traditional anyein performance is now selling like hot cakes in Burma. An anyein is like a variety show with comedians, singing and dancing.

The performance took place at Myaw Zin Gyun near Rangoon’s lake Kan Daw Gyi on November 24.

Well-known comedians including Godzilla, King Kong and Kyaw Htoo and four comedians known as “Thee Lay Thee” performed live in spite of a warning from authorities.

Before going on stage, Godzilla was asked to sign a document saying he would not make political jokes.

The comedian troupe is known as “Say Young Sone” (The Colorful).

The comedians quickly ignored the authorities and began cracking jokes about the military and the September uprising, drawing laughter and cheers from the audience.

The comedians targeted the September uprising, the regime’s municipal policy, the junta-backed Union Solidarity Development Association, religion and UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari.  

A VCD of the performance is now widely available in Rangoon despite a ban imposed by the government.
 
One youth in Rangoon said that since last week the VCD has been on sale on the streets. He said he bought 10 copies to share with his friends.

One of the most popular bits is when two comedians portray UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari and Minister of Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan, who is dubbed as “Comical Ali.”

Kyaw Hsan begins touching the legs of Gambari—the duo then gradually begin to touch mouths, eyes, ears and heads.

Gambari finally says he knows what Kyaw Hsan’s up to.

“This man does not know about “Myanmar!” [Burma],” says Kyaw Hsan.

Finally, the two stand up and can not touch each other any more.

“Your dollars are falling out!” says Kyaw Hsan, pointing to the floor. 

Gambari quickly bends over and picks up a US dollar. Kyaw Hsan kicks Gambari in the rear, shouting “This is Myanmar!”

Recently, the UN special envoy’s budget of more than $800,000 was approved for 2008 to work toward national reconciliation. The Nigerian diplomat has a Burmese nickname, “kyauk yu pyan,” which means “one who takes gems and then leaves.”

The performance also touched on Bagan Airline, which is  owned by Burmese business tycoon Tay Za.

Snr-Gen Than Shwe was satirized as a man who acted like a king and who treated his “servants” (comedians) like slaves. The servants finally punished the king by beating him. 

The Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma began broadcasting the VCD performance on its satellite television network on Thursday.

Asean embraces a rogue regime while inking a Charter for Big Business

Asean embraces a rogue regime

while inking a Charter

for Big Business

 

anilnetto.com 

So the Asean leaders have signed a Charter in the wonderfully democratic nation of Singapore in the company of leaders from Burma’s rogue regime. (Check out this excellent documentary “Burma’s Secret War”.) Each member nation now has to take the Charter back to their home countries so that it can be ratified by their respective parliaments – which shouldn’t be much of a problem, considering how democratic Asean member nations are and how much their governments have the interests of the people at heart. Which leads to the question: why not a referendum as this is a hugely important document that affects the peoples of 10 nations? That will be the day…

Civil society groups that lament that the charter is too state-centred rather than people-centred are missing the point. It was never meant to be people-centred – even though that is what most ordinary people would have wanted, had they been consulted. That is why most of the work of drafting the charter was carried out behind closed doors – even though an Eminent Persons Group did briefly consult a sample of civil society groups. The EPG leader, Musa Hitam, had told civil society representatives that he considered the inclusion of a reference to a human rights mechanism or body as a great achievement. But such a body would predictably be toothless – if and when it is formalised – for some time to come.

So let’s not get side-tracked by the lip-service paid to human rights or the sweet -sounding, but ultimately unenforceable, pledges about democracy.

The Charter is not about protecting the rights of ordinary people including migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers. If it was, do you really think those undemocratic or authoritarian governments among the Asean member nations would have signed it?

Instead, it’s all about facilitating the interests of Big Business as well as providing an institutionalised framework that would, among other things, pave the way for the EU-Asean FTA and further the “free trade” and neo-liberal agenda.

How terribly, terribly sad for the people of Asean!

ASEAN’s moral fibre

ASEAN’s moral fibre  

Excerpts from xpyre

I wish the world was simple, in black and white, 2 dimensional. 

Now the Commonwealth has booted out Pakistan. To me, the booting out of Pakistan reveals ASEAN’s complete lack of moral fibre, in contrast.

Instead of allowing the UN’s Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari to come out and brief Asean leaders on the situation in Myanmar, Asean leaders agreed to disagree and strongly rejected Singapore’s proposal. What do you think Ibrahim Gambari would have said? No one will ever know, now, and an opportunity to pressure Myanmar into loosening its grip on its people has now passed.

And who gains? I suppose every one in ASEAN gains. Fellow members of ASEAN who themselves have poor human rights records breathe a collective sigh of relief and it’s business as usual – because isn’t ASEAN about economic cooperation, never mind the social cost?

Asean Countries Vote against

UN Committee Resolution on Burma

By Wai Moe
November 21, 2007

Asean countries are holding fast to their historical habit of ignoring human rights and the struggle for democracy in the region, in spite of the new Asean charter approved this week at the Asean Summit in Singapore. 

Activists protest outside the Burmese embassy in Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday. A UN General Assembly panel on Tuesday passed a resolution strongly condemning the recent crackdown on anti-government protests by Burma’s rulers but the vote was dismissed by the military-run country’s neighbors. [Photo: AFP]

The United Nations General Assembly’s Committee for Social, Humanitarian and Culture approved a non-binding draft resolution on Tuesday that strongly condemned the human rights violations by the Burmese junta in September. The resolution must now go before the General Assembly for final approval.

The differences between the words expressed by Asean member countries following the bloody crackdown in Burma and the vote at the UN by Asean ambassadors are glaringly different.

  1. Eighty-eight countries voted in favor of the resolution and

  2. 24 countries voted against.

  3. Sixty-six countries abstained

  4. and 14 were absent.

No Asean-member country voted in favor of the resolution.

  1. Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia voted against the resolution.

  2. Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand abstained.

  3. Cambodia was absent.

  4. China and India voted against.

Moreover, a report by The Associated Press on Wednesday said that confidential recommendations by Asean region diplomats advised Asean to not intervene in domestic human rights problems such as the current situation in Burma, but instead to protect member countries from foreign meddling.

The recommendations were made in a report seen by the AP. It was commissioned by Asean, whose leaders adopted a landmark charter on Tuesday that among other things set up a human rights agency.

Critics of Asean’s Human Rights Commission say the body offers protection to violators of human rights rather than protection to citizens from governmental abuse.

Islamic practices

Vs

Islamic values

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There is more to Islam than mere rituals. Islam is not just about rituals. Islam is also about values.And one of the most important values of Islam is to_

  1. ‘propagating good and
  2. forbidding evil’.

     

‘propagating good and forbidding evil’ _

  1. is not optional.
  2. It is compulsory.
  3. Islam makes it mandatory that we oppose evil.

We are asked to oppose evil with our hands.

Our Prophet (pbuh) has been asked by God:

“I have been ordered to dispense justice between you.”

“Whenever you judge between people, you should judge with (a sense of) justice” (4:58).

The Prophet has said:

“If any one of you comes across an evil,

he should try to stop it with his hand (using force),

if he is not in a position to stop it with his hand

then he should try to stop it by means of his tongue

(meaning he should speak against it).

If he is not even able to use his tongue

then he should at least condemn it in his heart.

This is the weakest degree of faith”

(Muslim).

  1. “Co-operate with one another for virtue and heedfulness

  2. and do not co-operate with one another

  3. for the purpose of vice and aggression” (5:2).

This means that_

  1. who perpetrates deeds of vice and aggression,

  2. even if he is our closest relation or neighbour,

  3. does not have the right to win our support

  4. and help in the name of race, country, language or nationality.


This is what Islam says.
Is it because these rituals are compulsory? Is it because you would not be a perfect Muslim if you did not perform these rituals?Hey, these are only rituals. Rituals are not values. Rituals are merely a demonstration that you have values. It is pointless performing rituals if you lack values. Rituals are not important if you lack faith or values. Rituals are the end result of the values you hold. If you did not believe that there is a God would you want to pray? Would it serve any purpose that you prayed if you did not believe that there is a God? If you did not believe that Muhammad was the last Prophet, if you think that he is a fake, is there any purpose in performing the rituals that Muhammad taught mankind? Your prayers are between you and God. Whether you perform them or not is between you and God. It does not concern anyone else. The same goes for all those other rituals as well.  But if you do not stand up for justice and fight against evil, oppression, persecution, etc., then it is no longer between you and God.

  1. God can forgive you for not praying.
  2. God can forgive you for the beer you drink every night.
  3. But God will never forgive you for your sins against society.

By not opposing evil you have not sinned against God.

You have sinned against  millions of fellow-Muslims and other humans. And you will have to seek forgiveness from all of them. God can’t forgive you. Muslims and other humans will have to do that.

Some Islamic values that rich muslim leaders try to ignore

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A man may be ill or wounded, irrespective of his nationality, race or colour. If you know that he is in need of your help, then it is your duty that you should arrange for his treatment for disease or wound.

If he is dying of starvation, then it is your duty to feed him so that he can ward off death.

If he is drowning or his life is at stake, then it is your duty to save him.

Regarding the economic rights, the Holy Quran says:

And in their wealth there is acknowledged right for the needy and destitute. (51:19)

Anyone who needs help, irrespective of the race, religion or citizenship has a right in the property and wealth of the Muslims.

If you are in a position to help and a needy person asks you for help or if you come to know that he is in need, then it is your duty to help him.

“Indeed, the noblest among you before God are the most heedful of you” (49:13).