zimbio.com:Some 80 People Killed, Tens of Thousands Displaced Following Ethnic Violence

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Burma: HRW satellite images ‘show Rakhine destruction’

A human rights group has released satellite images of what appears to be the destruction of a coastal Burmese district riven by ethnic unrest.

Human Rights Watch says the images show that more than 800 buildings and houseboats were burned to the ground in Kyaukpyu, in western Rakhine state.

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Myanmar refugees find hope in Thai garbage dump

Myanmar refugees find hope in Thai garbage dump

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi studying at St Hugh’s College , Oxford

Acknowledgement

I failed to acknowledge that the following article is originally posted by K or KKay in Kay Thwe’s blog.  

Please accept my sincere apology. 

Thank you K for the kind understanding. 

I hope and pray that we could maintain our friendship to continue forever. 

SOA 

ေဒၚစု ေမြးေန႕ မတိုင္ခင္ တရက္မွာ..ေဒၚစု ေနထိုင္ ခဲ့တဲ့..ေအာက္စဖို႕ဒ္ ဆိုတဲ့ ျမိဳ႕ေနရာေလးကို သြားလည္ ျဖစ္ တယ္ ဆိုတဲ့..တိုက္ဆိုင္ ၾကံဳၾကိဳက္မူ တခု ေၾကာင့္..ရင္ေတြ တအားခုန္ေန မိသည္။  

 ေဒၚစု ေျပာခဲ့တဲ့.. grey, damp Oxford ဆိုတဲ့ ေနရာေလးကို တကယ္ ေရာက္ပါ ျပီ။ တကယ့္ကို ..ပ်ားရည္ေရာင္ အလယ္ေခတ္ လက္က်န္ ပံုစံ အေဆက္အဦ ေဟာင္း ၾကီး ေတြ နဲ႕ ခန္႕ညား အံု႕ဆိုင္း ေနတဲ့..မီးခိုးေရာင္ တကၠသိုလ္ ျမိဳ႕ေလးပါပဲ။  Continue reading

Myanmar Muslim. net: Agent Provocateur Anti-Muslim Webs (in Burmese)

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ကြၽန္ေတာ္ မ်ား ၏  ဤ http://www.myanmarmuslim.net  ဝဘ္ဆိုက္ သို႕ ဝင္ေရာက္ၾကည့္႐ႈ ေလ့လာမွတ္သား အားေပး သူ ညီအကို ေမာင္ႏွမ မ်ား အားလုံး အေပၚသို႕ ဖန္ဆင္းရွင္ေတာ္ျမတ္ အလႅာဟ္ ထံေတာ္မွ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္း သာယာမႈ အေပါင္း က်ေရာက္ပါ ေစရန္ ဦးစြာပထမ ဆုေတာင္းပတၲနာ ျပဳ ႏႈတ္ခြန္းဆက္သအပ္ ပါ သည္ ခင္ဗ်ား-အိုင္တီ ေတာ္လွန္ေရး ျဖင့္ ကမ ၻာမႈ ျပဳျခင္း ၾကီးထြား ရင့္သန္လာသည္ ႏွင့္ အမွ် အြန္လိုင္းေလာကတြင္ ကမ ၻာ့ ကိုးကြယ္ရာ ဘာသာ ၾကီးမ်ား အခ်င္းခ်င္း အၾကား အျပဳသေဘာေဆာင္ အျပန္အလွန္ေဆြးေႏြးမႈ မ်ား သည္ တစ္ဟုန္တိုး ျဖစ္တည္ေပၚေပါက္လာ ခဲ့ပါသည္။ 

တစ္ဖက္တြင္ ယင္းသို႕ အျပဳသေဘာေဆာင္ ေသာ ေဆြးေႏြးညႇိႏိႈင္းမႈ မ်ား ေပၚေပါက္လာသလို တစ္ဖတ္တြင္လည္း ဘာသာအယူဝါဒ တစ္ခု ႏွင့္ တစ္ခု အၾကား အြန္လိုင္းမီဒီယာ ကို အသုံးခ်၍ ေစာ္ကားထိုးႏွက္ မႈ မ်ား မ်ားျပားစြာ ေပၚေပါက္လာသည္ မွာ ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႕မ်က္ျမင္ကိုယ္ေတြ႕ ျဖစ္ ပါသည္။

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Let’s show our hatred to SPDC

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

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Just Imagine This!

Dr. Habib Siddiqui

[Author’s note: This paper is based on author’s speech at the PENN HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM on “The Rohingyas of Burma and Bangladesh” on Friday, March 31, 2006 in the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. The material in this paper came from author’s personal contacts with the Rohingya Diaspora community and information that is available in the reports of various human rights groups, notably the Amnesty International, the Human Rights Watch and the Karen Human Rights Group.]  

Part 1: Nightmare, fiction or a living reality?

Imagine this. You are living in a country that does not recognize you as a citizen in spite of the fact that your forefathers lived there for centuries. If that were not enough of a traumatic experience, consider that other ethnic groups who are fighting the regime for self-determination and human rights consider you as outsiders. It must be your worst kind of nightmare when you realize that half of your people have been forced to take asylum or refuge outside, and you may be the next in line to seek a way out of this living hell.

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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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Irrawaddy:Thai PM Promises to Investigate Boat People Charges

By:LAWI WENG

Thai Prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva promised human rights advocates in Bangkok on Monday to investigate allegations that the Thai navy had forced Muslim Rohingya “boat people” from Burma’s Arakan State back into the Andaman Sea with little food and water.

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South Africa accuses Israel Navy of killing hundreds of Palestinian boat people from Gaza

South Africa accuses Israel Navy of killing hundreds of Palestinian boat people from Gaza

WARNING: Readers must read the lower part of this news/article to understand the truth. Those reading the upper part only and failed to continue could be mislead or miss the real message.

Cape town, South Africa(AFP) — South Africa said Sunday that hundreds of people were missing at sea, believed to be part of a wave of Palestinian  boat people from Gaza were allegedly dragged out to the middle of the ocean by Israel Navy and left to die.
Israel has denied the accusations, but accounts of survivors and the latest reports from the South Africa coast guard have piled the pressure on Tel-Avid, and the Israel government said it would meet rights groups on Monday.

The Israel navy is accused of detaining the migrants, Palestinian  boat people from Gaza, after they washed up on the Israel coast — and then towing them to sea and leaving them to their fate.

South Africa’s coast guard said Sunday it had rescued hundreds of the refugees from the Palestinian, Gaza, but that hundreds more were feared lost. 

“These are really serious allegations that need to be investigated by the UN and the Israel government,” he said…………………

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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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Responsible Thai generals must be punished for torturing and killing of Imam

Responsible Thai generals must be punished

for torturing and killing of Imam

BANGKOK, Jan 11 – The death of an imam while in army custody last year will present Thailand’s new government with its first test of whether it can deliver justice in the country’s troubled southern provinces.

 

On Christmas Day, a court in Narathiwat ruled that 56-year-old imam Yapa Kaseng was tortured and killed while being interrogated by soldiers in March.

The body of the Muslim community leader bore evidence of blunt force trauma, including rib fractures. His lungs were punctured, and his body was covered with bruises, and had abrasions on the back.

The death of the imam has gone down as a landmark abuse case. Rarely has anyone been held accountable for deaths in custody a long-held complaint of locals as well as non-governmental organisations and watchdog groups like the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW).

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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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The Association of Religious Scholars (PUM) should acknowledge that at least Malaysiakini and Manjit Bhatia wrote one truth about Myanmar

The Association of Religious Scholars (PUM)

should acknowledge that at least 

Malaysiakini and Manjit Bhatia wrote one truth about Myanmar

It didn’t even dare condemn the Burmese military thugs who rule Burma, whose justice is meted out in the Stalinist/Maoist standard of the end of gun’s barrel.

Just look at how much braver Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines are when compare to M’sia at UNGA voting on 24-12-2008.

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