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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