- LGE's 'shut up' fund
- Kampung Tunku becomes criminals' playground
- Gabby Douglas who was not considered the best United States
- New Breakfast Place At Church Street With Toast & Egg
- [GEMPAR] Rumah ADUN AJIL Hangus Terbakar!
- Sunset: Not So Awesome At Tanjung Bungah
- Shila Amzah & Syarifah Aleya Bertudung Sejak 1 Ramadhan
- Rakhine Terrorists attacked and killed the Muslims in Kyauktaw
- Muslim houses destroyed in Rakhine Myae Pone township during night curfew
- [Jadi Binatang] Suami Setubuhi Anak Sendiri Kerana Restu Dari Isteri Muda
- Handphones in School? Don't Be Ridiculous!
- Bamas and Rakhines should peek into their mirrors before calling us Kalars or Bengali
- Kronisme Tegar Di Era Transformasi Najib
- MYANMAR MINORITIES HAVE A DREAM
- The Victims Share Their Experiences
- Ritual Gila Halau Hantu: Anak Dihempap Sampai Mati Oleh 7 Ahli Keluarga
- Ufair attute of Myanmar Government on issuing National Registration Cards for Muslims
- Please give back our children at least a chance to dream as Myanmar
- Lelaki Mati Ketika Berzina Di Bulan Ramadhan
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 11:28 AM PDT
Journalists, bloggers, Twitters and FB surfers who want to make 'fast money', can try this out.
Jot or post anything bad about the state government, about chief minister Lim Guan Eng or about Pakatan Rakyat, you can be assured of something in return, at least a few thousand ringgit if you are asked to put a stop to it.
It will be more rewarding if you reverse your jotting and posting into something 'positive'.
However, you must be someone recognised as a member of the media, 'orang surat khabar', TV journos, pixmen with the mainstream newspapers and bloggers with good number of followers. It applies for Twitters and FB too.
The DAP-led Penang State Government is very smart in its news control. Apart from banning Utusan Malaysia and the New Straits Times, they also monitor Guang Ming Daily.
I believe they have a big fund to 'buy' these people, especially bloggers and Twitters. From where the money comes, is fully classified but with all the development projects on the island now - including the hill slope - it comes from many sources.
Lim had in July tried to invite The Star media boss Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai for a 'special meeting' about the hill slope projects in Penang but the latter was smart enough to detect and smell the big fish on the CM's desk.
Ooppsss.... someone may ask about the money spent by BN government for its new media. Yes, there is but the government had never dictated them, let alone banned any publication like Rocket, Harakah, Mkini, Malaysia Chronicle and others.
But Lim Guan Eng is no pro. On top his 'freedom the the Press' slogan, he and his PR comrades are flexing their muscles on the media players, imposing the 'dos and donts' on them, dictating the kind of news and demanding this and that.
Call it the 'shut up fund' if you may but its really working well for him and the state government. Just wonder how much was paid and how many recipients had enjoyed it!
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 11:12 AM PDT
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 11:01 AM PDT
By Dawan Chan (NST Streets)7/8/2012ON THE RISE:Criminals are more daring and crimes more rampant in the formerly peaceful neighbourhood of SS1FOR decades, the SS1 community in Kampung Tunku lived without much worry about the peace and safety of their neighbourhood.They could leave their gates unlocked and walk the streets without fear, although there were cases of petty thefts such as stolen
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 10:49 AM PDT
Gabby Douglas who was not considered the best United States gymnast, won the Olympic all-around Thursday. The US media constantly overlooked her talent and her abilities.
Beautiful moment with her intriguing, smiling coach. Gabby showed a great deal of talent, confidence and maturity. She's truly a class act. And to boot that her coach for two years was an Asian.
Gabby Douglas's victory comment: "it's a win-win. All the glory goes up to God and all the blessings fall down on me."
We love female role models like her. She is pure joy to watch: unbridled enthusiasm, professional athleticism and breathtaking artistry. Bravo to her for her hard won gold metal!
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 09:37 AM PDT
New Breakfast Place At Church Street With Toast & Egg – Besides Toh Soon Cafe, I have recently found another breakfast place in George Town, Penang and that's at Eng Loh Coffee Shop, Church Streeet. This little coffee shop located under the classic and still running Eng Loh Hotel. It's a kopitiam serving a few hawker food like Koay Teow Thng, Wan Tan Mee, fried bee hoon as well as a variety of toast bread.
I always wanted to look for good breakfast but I kinda hard to wake up early in the morning. While I was still in Penang few weeks back, I got up early to check out the sunset with Hueisean dear, then after that we headed to Church Street for this breakfast.
I saw people who was eating the Wan Tan Mee and I was so tempted to order one too, but ended with toast and western breakfast set. Haha. In the in-house coffee shop menu, you will see a variety of toast for you to choose, it's hard to try them all, the best is get a lot of people then order all of them. =D It's pretty interesting.
I ordered a normal butter toast with half boiled egg. But with kaya paste, it will be better.
Western breakfast set, not nice in my opinion.
Anyway, I will come back again for other stuff, it's a good place for morning breakfast in George Town. Price is OK-nice too.
View Shiok Or Not : Food Map in a larger map
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 11:04 AM PDT
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 08:22 AM PDT
Sunset: Not So Awesome At Tanjung Bungah – Last week in Penang was not awesome because it's haze everywhere. But I still ignore the hazy weather and go out to enjoy the sunset, hoping that I could get some good one. The one at Tanjung Bungah wasn't that nice, but it's a fun one for me.
I went to the little beach in front fo Naza Taliyya Hotel with Kenny. I guess this place has a good view of Tanjung Bungah with beautiful seaside condominium in view. Tanjung Bungah is now famous for luxurious sea view super-condominium, how wish I can own a unit there too. =D
Well, I couldn't really get a good view of the sun set, it just went behind the cloud. =)
Have a nice day!
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 09:44 AM PDT
Keputusan penyanyi Shila Amzah yang memakai tudung bermula 1 Ramadan lalu hanya untuk suka-suka berubah apabila dia tekad untuk kekal dengan imej tersebut.
Shila atau nama sebenarnya Nur Shahila Amir Amzah berkata, dia membuat keputusan tersebut pada Sabtu lalu selepas 15 hari melalui "tempoh percubaan" dan berazam untuk berimej sedemikian sehingga ke akhir hayat.
"Pada mulanya penghijrahan ini bermula pada 1 Ramadan sebagai tempoh percubaan dan ingin mendapat kepastian adakah saya benar-benar bersedia untuk melakukan perubahan tersebut.
"Dua hari lalu (Sabtu) saya sibuk dengan penggambaran program Nona bersama Neelofa dan Fauzana, tetapi ketika itu saya terpaksa membuka tudung.
"Kemudian, di sebelah petang pula Sharnaaz mengajak saya untuk berbuka puasa bersama peminat-peminatnya dan ketika sedang bersiap, tiba-tiba sahaja saya ambil tudung dari almari dan pakai terus. Ketika itu saya dah rasa sudah sampai masanya untuk diri ini berubah," katanya yang dihubungi mStar Online di sini Isnin.
Tambah Shila, kekasihnya, Sharnaaz tidak sangka perubahan drastik yang dilakukannya namun gembira dengan imej terbaru itu.
Dalam pada itu, ibunya juga ingin kepastian adakah benar keputusan yang dibuat itu kerana risau jika Shila akan membuka semula tudungnya pada masa akan datang.
"Apabila memberitahu hasrat ingin bertudung kepada ibu, banyak kali dia tanya, adakah saya yakin dengan keputusan ini kerana apabila dah pakai, kita tak boleh nak buka semula tudung sehingga mati.
"Alhamdulillah, memang saya ingin berubah dan mahu menjadi insan yang lebih baik daripada sebelum ini. Malah, saya mula berubah sedikit demi sedikit dengan mengubah cara pemakaian yang lebih sopan," ujarnya.
Sementara itu, walaupun tampil dengan imej berkenaan, Shila tetap meneruskan kariernya sebagai seorang penyanyi dan bakal muncul dengan album terbaru pada awal tahun depan.
"Saya masih lagi menyanyi, tetapi tak adalah nak menari sakan macam dahulu. Pemilihan lagu pula lebih ke arah balada dan pop. Semoga perubahan diri ini membawa keberkatan yang lebih bermakna," tuturnya. -mStar
Sharifah Aleya bertudung sejak 1 Ramadhan
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 06:40 AM PDT
Rakhine Terrorists attacked and killed the Muslims in Kyauktaw
On the 5th August 2012 at about afternoon, Rakhine Buddhist Terrorists started to attack and burn the Shufi Taung village, Apokewa village and Shwe Hlaing Village in Kyauktaw Township. And they cruelly assaulted and killed one resident from Pike Thae village with machetes.
Just a few days before the attack, Khwe (Aye) Maung's party members came and ordered the Rakhine Buddhists to burn those Kalar (Muslim) villages and threatened to take action if they failed to do so. Myanmarmuslim.net is informed by a Rakhine Muslim who got the message from a Rakhine-Bama friend.
Dr. Aye Maung, Chairman of RNDP Party which used to suppress and terrorized the Rohingya (aka) Rakhine Muslims is given a nickname, "Khwe (Aye) Maung" by the suppressed victim Rohingyas.
This burning of the Muslim villages yesterday had happened after Rakhine National Development Party's Kyauktaw entourage.
Because of that arson attack, almost all the Muslim houses in Shufi Taung village, Apokewa village and Shwe Hlaing Village in Kyauktaw Township are destroyed. We got the reports that the Masjids in those villages were also destroyed by the Rakhine Buddhist Terrorists.
Locals reported that they could not give detailed list of damages and causality because the authorities strictly condone off the effected villages.
Rakhine Buddhist Terrorists with machetes chased two villagers from Pike Thae at 5.45 PM yesterday. One of them managed to escape but 30 year old U Elias son of Abdul Malik was cruelly killed.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 06:36 AM PDT
Muslim houses destroyed in Rakhine Myae Pone township during night curfew
August 7, 2012
"Destruction of U San Thein's house was started at 6:30 PM. Once after the town-lights were switched off at 10 PM, started to destroy U Kyar Aye, Ma Aye Nu, U Kar Lu, Daw Khin Hla May and Ma Khin Htwe's houses.
One of the destruction victims, Daw Hla May was the Education Ministry staff, former Head Mistress of Katdown village Primary School, now serving at Taung Paw quarters Primary School.
"We heard the noises of destruction of Muslim houses but dare not go and look as the onlookers could be arrested with the false accusation of destroying or burning their own houses" said the experienced local Myae Pone township residence.
The local residents revealed that the illegal underground "Rakhine's Power Comrade" group has connections with the Rakhine National Development Party. Currently that illegal gang is headed by Myae Pone Southern Town Monastry's Abbot Sayar Daw A Shin Thirumani and controlled by U Maung Yae Chan, UK Photostat Shop owner U Kyaw Than and U Aung Tharzan from Rakhine National Development Party are controlling its activities.
Authorities responsible failed to act or stop or prevent those illegal terrorist acts.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 08:34 AM PDT
Musiran (50) penduduk dari Desa Sriwangi Ulu, Sumatera Selatan, dilaporkan oleh anak kandungnya Ra (20) ke Polis Sektor (Polsek).
Musiran dilaporkan kerana telah menyetubuhi Ra anak kandungnya sendiri. Aksi itu dilakukan sejak tahun 2010.
Daripada maklumat yang terkumpul, Musiran telah menyetubuhi anak dari isteri pertamanya itu ketika isteri keduanya hamil dan tidak mampu melayani gejolak nafsunya.
Dengan dalih persetujuan isteri keduanya, Musiran akhirnya menyetubuhi anak isteri pertamanya itu.
Untuk mencegah kehamilan, Ra disuntik oleh ayahnya sebelum disetubuhi.
Di hadapan petugas, Musiran mengaku tidak boleh mengingat bila pertama kali dia menyetubuhi anak kandungnya itu. Namun dia mengaku melakukan hal sejak tahun lalu.
"Saya melakukan itu kerana waktu itu isteri muda saya sedang hamil dan keadaannya lemah. Isteri muda saya juga tidak pernah melarang saya melakukan hal itu. Itulah sebabnya sejak ketika itu saya terus melakukannya," ujar Musiran.
Ketua polis Kristiyono Sik mengatakan, suspek sudah ditahan di Mapolsek Semendawai Suku III yang ditangkap setelah mendapat laporan dari keluarga.
Suspek ditahan di bawah fasal 46/47 UU No 23 tahun 2004 tentang penghapusan Kekerasan Dalam Rumah Tangga (KDRT), dengan ancaman penjara maksima 15 tahun penjara," jelas Tri Sopa. -tribunnews
Apabila nafsu tidak dikawal dan tidak dididik dengan ketaqwaan, maka jadilah manusia itu lebih hina dari binatang, sehingga anak sendiri pun sanggup dijadikan habuan nafsunya.
Firmanullah swt yang bermaksud
"Sesungguh nya Kami telah Menciptakan manusia dalam bentuk yang sebaik-baik nya. Kemudian Kami kembalikan dia ke serendah-rendah kejadian" QS. At-Tiin : 4&5
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 05:37 AM PDT
After I read THIS REPORT, I felt compelled to write this post and had to skip my TRX class at the gym.
According to The Star:
The Education Ministry is still discussing whether to allow students to take hand phones to school.
Deputy Education minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the ministry has not finalised the matter and was still in the evaluation stage.
"Many things need to be scrutinized before any decision is taken, including the views of the students. To date, many views have been received. In fact, I myself received a letter from a 10-year-old student who disagreed with the proposal.
"It is surprising when a standard four pupil himself offers such a view and state why he disagrees. So, there will be an in-depth study before a decision is made," he told reporters at a cheque handing ceremony to Negeri Sembilan government-aided schools at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chung Hua, Tuesday.
What is there to discuss? I cannot believe what I read.
1. Still discussing?
2. Matter not finalised?
3. Evaluation stage?
For heaven's sake, don't they have better things to do such as:
Even if mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives, it does not mean that schools should bend backwards and follow trends at the expense of the quality of education being imparted to students.
Let's consider the cons of allowing students to carry hand phones to school.
Such a move could enable/allow students to:
If the public phones are out of order and the calls are urgent, no administrator or teacher will prevent a child from using the school's phone.
Of course there could be situations where students really need a hand phone especially if the student or a family member is very ill, needs medication or advice or has mental problems and needs to contact their loved ones as soon as possible. I am sure in such situations, there could be exceptions to the rule.
Hence, I strongly feel that the whole issue is a non-starter. Is there a necessity to consider the the views of the students? Surely as an Education Ministry, they should know what is best for students and not the other way round. If a ten year-old can object to the proposal, does it not show how ridiculous it is to take such a long time via a tedious bureaucratic process to make a simple decision to disallow the usage of mobile phones?
Another point to consider is that most schools already DISALLOW students to even BRING their hand phones to school. If the Ministry decides to allow students to do otherwise, is it not tantamount to declaring that previous school policies are wrong? I really do not see the logic of the matter at all.
Hence, all they need is to go through very simple decision making process that requires maybe an hour's meeting the most instead of going round the mulberry bush and giving all kinds of ludicrous reasoning.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS VIDEO PRODUCED BY A STUDENT on why handphones should not be allowed in schools.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 05:22 AM PDT
Peek into your mirrors before calling Kala, Kala Dain or Kala Pyet
Please read one of my letters below:
I realized that the part of Daw Mon and U Pyu played in our Shwe Bama history is also crucial part of our religion. They give us Hinduism followed by Buddhism. We could learn a lot by looking back at them. When our Pagan first Shwe Bama village tract was in deep dark without a real religion and just struggling under the tyrant Ayi Gyi's 'religion' Daw Mon and U Pyu had enlightened our forefathers with Buddha's teachings and salvaged all of us.
Dear Nan, you already know that our Shwe Bama villagers are of Mongoloid people, have origins in present-day Daw Tibet village, who are thought to have originally migrated from the steppes of present-day Mongolia village. We migrated 3,000 years ago to the lower valleys of the Ayeyarwady River.
We are ethno-linguistically related to the Daw Tibet and the U Tayoke. And we already know that the first Shwe Bama village empire, Pagan started in 1044 AD. The most important ethnic groups at that time were the U U Bama, the U Yakhine, Daw Daw Shan and Daw Daw Mons, of which the U U Bama's relatives were the most numerous and the most powerful.
I understand that you are already aware that U U Bama kinfolk were formed by the assimilation of the three different tribes of ancestors:
(a) Daw Daw Pyu were actually mixed-blooded as I had written in earlier letter:
i. The original villagers since Bronze and Iron Ages.
ii. The villagers descended from Daw Tibet's village.
iii. Those migrated from U Kalar's village.
(b) U U Kan Yan was a Mongolian and descendent of Daw Tibet's village.
Daw Daw Thet was from Thai-Chinese group.
Dear Nan, I wish to quote our famous historian Dr Than Tun's 'The Story of Myanmar told in pictures'.
I wish to continue with my answer with one of our Shwe Bama's ancestor, U U Phyu story. He arrived in Shwe Bama village area in the 1st century BC or earlier and established village kingdoms at:
U U Pyu had built towns in:
U U Pyu established ancient village kingdom (and its language) found in the central and northern regions of what is now Shwe Bamar village tract.
The history of the U U Pyu is known to us from two main historical sources:
U U Pyu is believed to have been ethnically different from the Shwe Bama villagers, although they may have inter-married with the Daw Tibet villagers who later became the Shwe Bama villagers.
During this period, our Shwe Bama land was part of an overland trade route from U Tayoke to U Kala's village.
U Tayoke sources state that the U U Pyu controlled 18 village kingdoms and describe them as a humane and peaceful people. War was virtually unknown amongst the U U Pyu's villagers, and disputes were often solved through duels by champions or building competitions. They even wore silk cotton instead of actual silk so they would not have to kill silk worms. Crime was punished by whippings and jails were unknown, though serious crimes could result in the death penalty. U U Pyu practiced Theravada Buddhism, and all children were educated as novices in the temples from the age of seven until the age of 20.U U Pyu's villages never unified into a Pyu village kingdom, but the more powerful villages often dominated and called for tribute from the lesser villages.
The most powerful village by far was Sri Ksetra, which archaeological evidence indicates was the largest village that has ever been built in Shwe Bama. The exact date of its founding is not known, though U U Pyu chronicles speak of a dynastic change in A.D. 94, so it was before that date.
Sri Ksetra village was apparently abandoned around A.D. 656 in favor of a more northerly capital, though the exact city is not known. Some historians believe it was Halingyi village. Wherever the new capital was located, it was sacked by the villagers of Daw Nan Cho in the mid-9th. century, ending the Pyu's period of dominance.
Dear Nan, lets see how written Bama language started.
Finger marked bricks are found in one of TibetoBurman group occupying upper Bama i.e. Pyu old towns, Mon and India.We found out that Pyu language started in 5AD in Southern Rakhine.
At famous Mya Zedi Pagoda stone inscriptions were written in Pyu, Mon, Bama, and Pali in1113AD. Daw Pyuhad written records, dated from 1st century A.D. and Daw Mon from 5th century A.D. and we, Shwe Bamas had our own written records only in 11th century A.D.
Beikthano (Vishnu) at the end of 4th. AD (Khmer troops occupied 210-225 AD.(Taung Dwin Gyi) after which the Mons moved in, giving the cities names Panthwa and Ramanna pura.
Dear darling, in Chinese Chronicles they recorded Pyu as 'P'aio'. But Pyu Called themselves Tircul. (Perso-Arab authours) of 9-10 AD.
There are records of Daw Nan Cho and U Tibet alliance in 755 AD to defeat U Tayoke. Daw Nan Cho village king U Ko-lo-fen communicate with U Pyu.
U Pyu Kings were called Maharajas and Chief ministers were called Mahasinas.
Daw Nan Cho conscripted U Pyu soldiers to attack of Hanoi in 863 AD.
In 832 AD Daw Nan Cho looted Han Lin village from U Pyu. (Adapted from Elizabeth Moore, Myanmar Historical Research Journal 2004)
No archeological evidence except supported by chronicles and linguistic evidences and epigraphy for Daw Chin's cousins U Kadu and Daw Thet.
Dear Nan, in Chinese Chronicles Chen Yi-Sein instead gives an Indian derivation for Panthwa village, as the name of a Dravidian tribe settled in Daw Mon's areas around the Gulf of Martaban.
This group was later one of the pioneers in a 'Monized' occupation of Beikthano village, which also led to the village/city being called Ramanna-pura, linked to Mon areas of southern Myanmar (1999:77).
The Tagaung dynasty is explicitly incorporated into the story of Duttabaung's mother and father; the lineage of the Queen of Beikthano is less consistent, but always intertwined with that of the Sri Kestra village rulers.
In all of these, links are made between territorial control, royal patronage of Hindu or Buddhist sects and supernatural events.
The stories of Tagaung village, Sri Kestra village and Beikthano village are intimately related, with Sri Kestra village eventually dominating but not necessarily bringing an end to Beikthano village citing a hypothesis that the inhabitants of Beikthano village may have been a different Tibeto-Burman group from the Daw Pyu's brothers of Sri Kestra (Than Tun 1965).
In giving names to the generalized references in Chinese records, Halin village is often identified as a garrison town, with Sri Ksetra village the capital of the Daw Pyu village kingdom.
The brief chronicle history of Halin village cited below credits its founding to the U Kala prince and its demise to a fire breaking out during rebellion and royal conflicts, none of it relating to other known Daw Pyu village sites.
There is one reference to Halin village in the Glass Palace Chronicle, but in the time of village King Naratheinhka in the late 12century AD. Karabaw attempted to dam the Ayeyarwaddy to the east of Halin village. This failed, and he constructed the Nagayon tank to the southeast of the village city wall. His reign was followed by 799 kings, ending with the reign of the brothers Pyu Min and Pyone Min. Although on harmonious terms at first, they eventually quarreled and Pyu Min took the life of his brother. The populace rebelled and killed the king. A fire broke out, burning down the city, and ending the village city of Halin (Myint Aung 1970:56).
Recalling the absence of Halin village in the Tagaung-Srikestra-Bagan village chronicle sequence, these successive occupations demonstrate the site's significance in a proliferation of contexts yet to be fully reconstructed. Little is known about the institutions which regulated Pyu society or the agricultural and political domain outside the walled area. Comparison of the remains of walls at the Pyu village centres of Beikthano village (Vishnu), Sri Ksetra village and Halin village show a similar approach to territorial demarcation. The massive walls and gates, and offer a viable indicator of a centrally organized social hierarchy capable of mustering labour to construct and maintain fortifications. Chronicle records of the Daw Pyu, the differences in many ways outweigh the similarities between Sriksetra village, Beikthano village and Halin village. Each seems to have followed its own development trajectory, with Sriksetra village and Halin village most likely profiting from respective control of seaward and overland trade.
In addition, the material culture of Daw Pyu village sites is distinct from that of Dvaravati village sites in Centraland Northeast Thai Land village. While the two areas were clearly in communication and share a number of traits from walled enclosure, stylistic features of images of the Buddha, silver coins and beads. As documentation on the Daw Pyu increases, the conflation of a politically and linguistically distinct domain with a start and finish, can hopefully be replaced with use 'Pyu' in a cultural sense, similar to that which has evolved in regards to the preference of Dvaravati over 'Mon' for the art of first millennium AD central and Northeast Thailand.(Woodward 2003:54).
While much of the discussion above is within a framework of the Daw Pyu's period, reference has also been made to the growing body of new information on pre-Bagan village habitation of Upper Shwe Bama. Prior to the 1998 excavation of the Bronze Age cemetery near Nyaunggan, Budalin township, comparative study of Daw Pyu's artifacts looked outside the country for contemporary material from South Asia and areas to the east linked to the 'Dvaravati' village cultures of present day Ko Thai Land's villagers. Analysis of the Daw Pyu's period remained within the paradigm defined by Shwe Bama chronicles and the early history within an ethno-linguistic framework. While attention was given to population groups other than the Daw Pyu (e.g. Luce 1985), defining their presence archaeologically was not feasible, leaving the Daw Pyu in isolation as the sole or dominant root with which to define the emergence of Bagan village.
Despite the implications of stability and structure implied by a Daw Pyu village 'city' or 'kingdom', it is probable that relations were persistently fluid, "not state as institution, but as 'part of a discourse of contested political claims, as an aspect of social relations, rather than as a structure in and of itself'…"(Day 1996:386).
As I had mentioned, existing chronologies present a sequence of capitals for a Daw Pyu village kingdom. As yet, there is no sense of how and when different elements, particularly royal and monastic ones, were introduced into the society. The population densities were centres of authority, protection, teaching and sustenance but the degree of competition and movement of individuals between nodes is not yet clear. Bonds to place, of birth and livelihood, balanced the sense of boundary implied by brick walls, with steady mobility between the two contexts.
In a prehistoric paradigm, this means considering the movement of peoples between villages and the flow of traders and religious figures across the landscape. In this way we do not lose a spatial referencing that accommodates cities, their rulers, priests and monks, and the makers of finger-marked bricks.
The other version of the migration of our ancestors that I got from the official Glass Palace Chronicles is:
Invading U Tayoke villagers and U Mongo villagers from the north destroyed Tagaung village. The last village head or king of Tagaung village, Bhinnaka Raja run away and died later. His followers, Tagaung villagers split in to three divisions.
Dahnnavata captured Thambula, queen or head of Daw Pyu's village. But Nanhkan village or queen of Daw Pyu's village had driven out the Ko Kan Yan's villagers, who lived in seven hill-tracks beginning Thantwe' village.
Village King Dwattabaung, direct descendent of Abi Raja from Ko Kala's village, founded Thare Khit Taya in 443 BC. It was said to be self-destroyed in 94 AD. The history is half -mystical at that time.
U Talaings migrated from the Talingana State, Madras coast of Southern India. They mixed with the new migrants of Mongol from U Tayoke village.
There were Daw Pyu's cousins migrated from Andhra and Orissa villages of from Ko Kala's village tract. That Daw Mon's mighty village Kingdom extended from Lower Shwe Bama village tract (Pathein village or Bassein, Mawlamyine village or Moulmein, Tanintharyi village or Tenasserim, Tanyin village or Syriam), U Thai Land village and Daw Kam Bodia village.
King Anawrahta of Bagan village (Pagan) conquered that Daw Mon village Kingdom of King Manuha, named Suvannabumi village (The Land of Golden Hues).Two princes named Thamala and Wimala (Shwe Bama version of Ko Kala names-Thalma and Vimala.) established the Bago village in 573AD.
Tabinshwehti (Taungoo Dynasty) conquered it in 1539 AD.The First Union of Shwe Bama village tract is credited to them as they are the ones who first founded the Union like present Shwe Bama village tract between 4th century A.D. and 9th century A.D. The cultural exchange between Shwe Bama villagers, U Kala, U Tayoke villagers and other South-east Asian villagers are obvious.
We have to consider the arrival of Europeans and gaining cultures from them, how gunpowder, gun and canon play an important part in politics in our Shwe Bama villagers. The new species of plants and the new faiths (Hindism, Buddhism, Christian, Islam, etc.) that we get from them must be must be considered.
We must accept that we have got both the advantages and disadvantages in dealing with foreigners (Chinese, Indian and European) U Tayoke village tract head Kublai Khan's Turkish soldiers, commanded by Nasrudin, the son of Yunan Governor attacked and took over Burma in 1277 AD.
Tartars at first took strong hold in Bhamo (Burma) for a few years and later destroyed Bagan (Pagan) in 1287 AD.
Interestingly those Turks give the U Tayoke the name we called in Shwe Bama language. U Tayoke and Ko Mongol's invading war remained not yet fully documented in our Bagan village era. But Asan Kaya, Raja Dirit and Sihasu records are already completed.
We now know how Min Gyi Swa, Min Gaung, Min Ye Kyaw Swa and Raja Dirit fought against each other. And the military strategies, defensive and offensive actions in war changed due to the extensive use of guns and canons were seen.
New economics and new religions because of the relation with western countries started from the 15th century A.D.
Yours with love
(Ko Tin Nwe)
Bo Aung Din
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 05:36 AM PDT
Tindakan kerajaan menganugerahkan projek LRT Ampang kepada George Kent adalah bukti ketegaran amalan kronisme dalam kerajaan BN selain menyerlahkan lagi kegagalan konsep transformasi yang dilaungkan Perdana Menteri,Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Ahli Parlimen Petaling Jaya Utara,Tony Pua berkata, ketika Najib Razak melancarkan Model Ekonomi Baru (MEB) menggantikan Dasar Ekonomi Baru (DEB) pada 2010,beliau telah mengisytiharkan untuk menghapuskan amalan 'rent-seeking' dan naungan.
Namun, penganugerahan projek kepada George Kent itu tidak menggambarkan kenyataan yang cuba dilaksanakan Najib Razak.
"Anugerah ini telah terbukti bahawa bukan sahaja Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak gagal untuk menghapuskan amalan 'rent seeking' dan naungan dalam perolehan Kerajaan dan proses tender.
"Perlakuan ini menjadi semakin terang-terangan dan berkembang pesat di negara ini," kata Pua dalam kenyataan medianya.
Jelas Pua lagi,sejak minggu lalu, pelbagai pendedahan menunjukkan bahawa George Kent memenangi bidaan walaupun harganya RM167 juta lebih tinggi daripada tawaran asal yang dicadangkan pemilik projek Syarikat Prasarana Negara.
Malahan, George Kent telah dianugerahkan kontrak walaupun gagal kriteria teknikal.
"Eksekutif industri dipetik berkata bahawa "George Kent mungkin perlu subkontrak kira-kira 70 peratus sehingga 80 peratus daripada nilai kontrak kerana ia bukan merupakan pengeluar peralatan asal mana-mana komponen yang diperlukan untuk kerja sistem.
"Eksekutif tertinggi dari Nokia juga telah mengesahkan bahawa mereka telah dihubungi oleh George Kent untuk mengambil bahagian dalam projek itu sebagai subkontraktor," ujar Pua.
Tambah beliau lagi,Balfour Beatty juga telah didekati untuk projek subkontrak itu tetapi eksekutif rapat kepada kumpulan yang berpangkalan di United Kingdom berkata ia telah "menolak" tawaran itu.
"Anugerah ini menunjukkan bahawa kontraktor Ali-Baba yang masih wujud yang mempunyai pertalian politik.
"Bagaimanakah Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak boleh terus bercakap tentang "Model Baru Ekonomi" dan "Transformasi Ekonomi" apabila kroni Barisan Nasional (BN) terus memperolehi tender kerajaan yang lumayan melalui rent seeking dan naungan, dan bukan dengan kecekapan, kualiti dan daya saing harga," katanya. -selangorku
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 04:05 AM PDT
Anyone could SHARE or translate (edit or roughly) into Myanmar or other language or made into audio file in Burmese as a speech like Martin Luther King.
MYANMAR MINORITIES HAVE A DREAM not unlike the American Dream
I hereby revised my article first published in Burma Digest and my blog, "Opening Heart on Equal Rights for All Ethnicities" which is actually Burmanized the famous, "I Have A Dream" speech given by Martin Luther King in the August 1963.
On the 12th February 1947, all of the Ethnic groups of Burma (now called Myanmar) had a dream to form the Union of Burma with the signing of the Panglon Agreement.
But their dreams changed to a dreadful nightmare under the successive Military rulers up to the present Myanmar Government.His Royal Highness Prince Hso Khan Pha also known as Tiger Yawnghwe, the eldest son of Sao Shwe Thaik, the former Saopha [Prince] of Yawnghwe [Nyaung-Shwe] and the first President of Burma after Burma's Independence from British colonial rule said_
Yes, we all have to admit this momentous Panglon Agreement or treaty came as a great hope or dream of a paradise to millions of Burmese Ethnic Minorities who had been scorched in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyful dawn to end the long nightmare of cruelly subdued downtrodden Minority Races and Religious Groups.
But Sixty five years later, we must face the tragic fact that not only the Ethnic Minorities are still not free but Minority Religious groups and mixed blooded people are also discriminated and marginalized under the present Myanmar Government like under successive military rulers.
Sixty five years later, the life of the Ethnic Minorities and Minority Religious groups and mixed blooded people are still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.
Sixty five years later, the Ethnic Minorities and Religious Minorities live on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.
Sixty five years later, the Ethnic Minorities and Religious Minorities still languishing in the corners of Myanmar society and finds themselves an exile in their own land.
Sixty five years later, it is like a dreadful dusk or sunset triggering the repeat of the never ending night-mares of a winter.
So we have come here today to dramatize an appalling condition. In a sense we have come to our nation's capital Nay Pyi Taw to cash the equal rights promise of General Aung San, "Bama one Kyat-Shan one Kyat…" .
When the architects of our Union of Burma wrote the magnificent words of the 1947 Panglong Conferences leading to the Panglon Agreement and the 1948 Constitution and the Declaration of Independence of the Union of Burma on the 4th January 1948, they were signing a promissory note to which every Burmese citizen was to fall heir with equal status and equal rights.
1. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, Myanmar Military leaders have given the minority people a bad cheque, which has come back marked "insufficient funds." For the "Kyat for Kyat" equal benefits and equal rights promise of General Aung San, we realized that we are just given "Khae Mu seat" or fake Kyat made of lead only.
2. However, we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt and the coin we got is a fake "Khae Mu seat".
3. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.
4. So we have come to cash this cheque or redeem our "Khae Mu seat" coupon.
5. A cheque or coupon that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind Myanmar (Military) leaders of the fierce urgency of now because we could not wait any longer as we are suffering the injustices and occupation for dozens of years which increased under the present (Military) "civilian" Rule.
1. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. To express in other words, we could not wait any longer.
2. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God's children.
3. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
It would be fatal for the Myanmar (Military) leaders to overlook the urgency of the moment and to underestimate the determination of the all the Myanmar People including downtrodden Ethnic Minorities, Religious Minorities and mixed blooded people. This sweltering summer of the Myanmar People's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
2012 is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Myanmar People needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the Myanmar (Military) leaders return to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in Myanmar until the all the Myanmar Citizens are granted his citizenship rights.
The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our Myanmar until the bright day of justice emerges.
1. But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice.
2. In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.
3. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
4. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.
5. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
6. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Myanmar People must not lead us to distrust of all the Myanmar (Military) Personals.
7. Because many of our Myanmar Military Personals brothers, as evidenced by been the children of their founding father General Aung San, would one day come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.
We cannot walk alone.
There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights,
1. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities.
2. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Myanmar People's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one.
3. We can never be satisfied as long as a Shans in three Shan States and in other parts of Myanmar cannot vote or cannot live earn and live peacefully.
4. We can never be satisfied as long as a Kachins in the Kachin State and in other parts of Myanmar cannot vote or cannot live earn, pray at their Churches of choices and live peacefully.
5. We can never be satisfied as long as a Chins in the Chin State and in other parts of Myanmar cannot vote or cannot live earn, pray at their Churches of choices and live peacefully.
6. We can never be satisfied as long as a Kayin, Kayah, Mon Rakhine etc in their respective States and in other parts of Myanmar cannot vote or cannot live earn and live peacefully
7. We can never be satisfied as long as Muslims, Chinese and mixed blooded citizens of Burma in Myanmar cannot vote or cannot live earn, pray at their Churches or Mosques of choices and live peacefully together with their brethren Bamas.
8. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
9. Yes! We can never be satisfied until there is a Federal Union based on equal status of all the races and religions.
10. We can never be satisfied until the Myanmar (Military) leaders accepted the basic characteristics of democratic system such as_
12. We can never be satisfied until the Myanmar (Military) leaders expedite the democratization process and they must follow the guidelines of democracy.
13. We can never be satisfied until the Myanmar (Military) leaders release all the political leaders and all the political prisoners.
14. We can never be satisfied until the Myanmar (Military) leaders accept our following demands_
15. We can never be satisfied until the Myanmar (Military) Government leaders respect and recognize each and every person's rights, minority races, minority religions, workers, women, children including handicapped persons etc.
Wake up all Myanmar Citizens, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.
I have a dream that one day this Secular Democratic Federal Union of Burma will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day the state of Rakhine, whose militat leader's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little Rakhine boys and Rohingya girls will be able to join hands with little Bama boys and Bama-Chinese girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
There will be the day when all of all the children of Myanmar will be able to sing our National song with a new and meaning feeling. Moreover, if Myanmar is to be a great nation, this must become true.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 03:00 AM PDT
While the police and government leaders were touting about the reduction in crime rate and blame the media for creating a perception that crime is rife, several Malaysiakini staff were having first-hand experiences as victims of crime just last month.
One of them was traumatised in a gang robbery, while three others suffered losses after their cars were either stolen or broken into.
Here are their personal accounts taken from Malaysiakini. Take care and keep safe.
Website and communications executive Subendran Ravindran
I was robbed in the wee hours of July 24 near the Sime Darby Medical Centre in Subang Jaya by two men.
It happened at 1.28am as I was walking to a teh tarik stall near the Subang Business Centre in SS15 after visiting a relative at the emergency ward of the medical centre.
I saw two men standing about 60 metres away from me. As I walked past between them, one of them asked for directions to some place.
Then, all of a sudden, he grabbed my shirt collar with both hands. As I struggled, the other guy came towards me with I believed was a steel rod from a car jack.
Speaking in Tamil, they asked me to take off my clothes. I refused, despite them telling me to do so three times.
I was struggling to get out of the assailant's grasp and we were moving in circles, while the other stood by, ready to swing the steel rod at my head. They then demanded my wallet and handphone, which I refused to hand over. The guy holding my collar punched me on the face.
Just then, I spotted a car nearby, with two other men in it looking at us. A four-member gang, I thought, and decided it would make no sense to fight them. I gave in.
They grabbed my handphone and wallet - in which I had just RM30, my bank ATM card, MyKad and a few other personal things - and then dashed into the car which sped off.
I immediately made a police report. The car was a Proton Iswara, greyish or blue in colour and I'm certain about the number plate - BFY 5334.
My advice: Be more alert, especially when it is dark. And be mindful of cars with two or three men roaming around in a particular area. I could have avoided this if I did not assume that the two men who grabbed me were restaurant workers.
Journalist Lee Long Hui
My car was stolen from the outdoor car park at Stadium Melawati in Shah Alam between 8.30pm and 10.30pm on July 17 while I was watching an exhibition basketball match there.
I had parked my second-hand Proton Waja, which I bought for RM20,000 no more than a month ago, at the outdoor car park. The Proton was my first-ever car and I got to love it very much.
As I walked back after the game, I noticed that the car park was very dark due to insufficient street lighting. I found my car missing, and I went straight to the police station to make a report.
Fortunately, 11 days later the police found my car abandoned in a residential area in Petaling Jaya. It was in very bad condition. The boot was severely dented, the left side mirror broken and there were scratches all over the car.
However, the engine was intact and in fine condition. Nothing inside the car was taken and I have just filed the damages claim with my insurance company.
What also disappointed me greatly was that the investigating officer told me "there is no criminal case involved" as I got my car back.
Even if I had got my car back within two weeks, the police officer's attitude annoyed me - and the fact that the culprits are still out there and probably joking about the 'joy ride' that they had with my car.
Senior videographer Tan Jiun Wuu
My car window was smashed on the night of July 24 as I was having dinner with a colleague at Old Klang Road and I lost my camera and video-shooting equipment costing more than RM10,000.
My colleague and I arrived at the Chinese food outlet around 9.30pm that day, driving there separately in our cars. We parked our cars back to back, beside a bus stop under a street lamp close to the shop.
We finished our meal an hour later and upon reaching the parking spot, we saw a few people inspecting my car. One man on a mountain bike told me that the front passenger seat window of the car was smashed.
He then showed me his police identity card, told me to lodge a report and left, saying he would be on the lookout for the thieves.
According to a witness at the bus stop, the theft happened five to 10 minutes before my colleague and I got back to our cars, and that it was done by a gang of four. One of them used his elbow to smash the window.
It was my carelessness for not bringing my equipment along. These were in a bag that I placed under the front passenger seat. The camera and other equipment belonging to Malaysiakini were gone. Besides these, nothing else was stolen.
The road was busy at that time and there were buses stopping frequently to drop and pick up passengers.
After I made my police report, the officer who recorded my statement told me that even police cars, adorned with the police logo and all, have had their windows smashed and some of their equipment stolen.
He also showed me a device thugs use to detect electronic items kept inside cars. The China-made device is also used by the police as well and it can detect anything with a clock running in it, such as laptop and camera with a time feature, even if the main battery is removed.
The police officer advised me not to keep any electronic item in the car, even in the boot, because the device can easily detect them.
Assistant news editor Kuek Ser Kuang Keng
The rear passenger window was smashed on the night of July 5, while parked on Lorong Abdullah in Bangsar Utama, near the Malaysiakini office. However, the window remained intact because of the anti-theft security film on it.
Due to insufficient parking space in the area, many workers park their cars along the quiet road leading to the KTM quarters. There have been numerous car break-ins reported in the area - and it was my turn that night.
Fortunately, the glass window did not break through because of the tinted window security film, and so nothing inside was taken. And yes, luckily I do have windscreen insurance for my car.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 04:00 AM PDT
Bukit Mertajam: "Saya berasa pelik dan curiga apabila mereka semua berkurung dalam bilik itu sejak jam 2 pagi (kelmarin) tanpa makan, minum dan tidak buka (pasang) penyaman udara.
"Kami semakin hairan apabila suami saya dihalau dan dituduh sebagai hantu ketika cuba masuk ke bilik itu awal malam tadi (kelmarin)," kata ibu saudara kepada seorang kanak-kanak perempuan yang ditemui mati dipercayai akibat ditindih beramai-ramai.
Dalam kejadian di sebuah rumah di Taman Bukit Minyak Indah, di sini, kanak-kanak perempuan berusia dua setengah tahun itu, Chuah Wan Xuan dipercayai mengalami sesak nafas apabila ditindih tujuh ahli keluarganya iaitu ibu, bapa, nenek, ibu dan bapa saudara, dua sepupu serta seorang pembantu rumah warga Indonesia.
Mereka disyaki bertindak demikian ketika menyertai satu ritual atau upacara dalam sebuah bilik di rumah berkenaan yang dipercayai bertujuan menghalau hantu.
Menurut ibu saudara mangsa yang tidak mahu dikenali itu, sudah menjadi kebiasaan dia dan suami pergi ke rumah adik iparnya itu setiap petang untuk makan malam bersama. -HM
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 01:37 AM PDT
Myanmar Government is going to do census and checking to issue the new National Registration Cards and as they had claimed to check especially or exclusively on all the Myanmar Muslims, wrongly calling as Bengali-illegal immigrants, which amount to SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT and SELECTIVE Prosecution so it could be called SELECTIVE PERSECUTION.
I hereby reprint my old article which could be relevant to the above issue.
Complaining about unfair attitude towards Religious Minorities By Ko Tin Maung
Recently in one of Myanmar Times issue, there was a news article about a lady from the People's Republic of China's achievement of Doctorate from Yangon University and she is the first foreign student being awarded such honor. We are proud for her achievement, but we are not satisfied with the Burmese Government on the treatment of its Religious Minorities in the education field.
A young Muslim girl from Arakan state passed the matriculation exam with FIVE distinctions and total marks was 540 out of 600. She and her grandparents were born and lived in Burma. But she was not allowed to attend the Medical College nor even a normal college as "Muslims are not allowed to travel to another town even in the same state." Almost all the countries nowadays are allowing the foreign students to study and even to work part-time in their countries. Foreign students are always free to travel in their country. It should become great news for the whole world that Religious Minorities from one place need to obtain a visa to even study in their own country. But for the Burmese people are used to this unkind regulations and the so called SPDC Military Government is not even ashamed for their cruel Apartheid Rules. Many thousands of students like that girl were getting such unfair treatment every year. Religious Minorities Children in Myanmar have no future just because of that notorious apartheid Citizenship Law. The successive Myanmar Generals have been trying to oppress Religious Minorities since Ne Win's era.
Last month (Feb 2007), the Declarations against Christian Solidarity Worldwide's report_ was FORCED to sign by the Christians and Muslims leaders by the SPDC authorities and were repeatedly broadcast and published in daily news papers for days.
Just after the above forced declaration against CSW's report, authorities of Dagon Myo Thit and Hlaing Tharyar townships (new satellite towns, just out side Rangoon), issued a circular-order stating that:
These letters were sent only to Religious Minorities leaders and they were summoned to Township authorities' offices to sign for an acknowledgement of receipt of the order.
It is very easy to find out whether there are religious and racial discrimination in Burma.
I still could recall an article in the Myanmar Government news paper, written by a senior official that they were being treated very well by Dr Koh Tsu Khoon, the Chief minister of Penang whose grandmother was Burmese and he was proud to be a Burmese descendent. Dr Koh Tsu Khoon could not get that post in Myanmar. Mr Obama could never be a Presidential Candidate in Burma and Mrs. Albright could not be a Secretary of State if they were in Burma.
Since year 2004 :
What is so big deal about getting the Citizenship Card ?
Please refer to the "Report submitted by UNHCR in year 1996 on Burmese Human Right Topic". There it recorded in detail about the difficulties one is going to face without such card in Burma.
1. The Children cannot apply to any professional universities such as Agricultural, veterinary, Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Engineering, Marine Institutes and Maritime University e.t.c. and the child's future is gone and well as his or her children.
2. One cannot be a trader or a merchant since he or she will not be able to travel without such cards, for a trade deal.
3. One cannot buy or own any property of land or even a car or anything.
4. One cannot apply any government-jobs or even could work with the private sector.
5. To sum up all the above, one without a Citizenship Card is "A LIVING DEAD PERSON."
Targeting to revoke the citizenships of the mixed-blooded Myanmar Citizens?
In January 2007, the minister announced at a press conference, that:
Imagine the mental pain and social discrimination they suffered at this young age due to apartheid system.
Comments: John said _
I agree the points wrote by Mr. Maung Tin in his article. There were significant number of students who got excellent marks in their high shool exam but their application for admission to university were turned down for mere doubt on their nationality. Stopping a brilliant student from his further study for just doubt on his nationality is killing th student slowly or snatching his future from him. We could imagine how those student lives would be whose ambitions and hopes were crushed out.
We can beg to current rulers of our country to have mercy on us. Our tear will dry but we will not be able to change these self centered people's hearts. These selfish people have tasted the taste of power.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 12:40 AM PDT
Myanmar Government, Military, Rakhines and even the so called Democrats from NLD are labeling us as guest citizens, 'Kala', Bengali-illegal-migrants or mixed blooded persons or not pure citizens. They are planning to start a massive selective enforcement operation to downgrade us into second or third grade citizens in the coming census.
That, however, could not make us, or people like us, to become non Burmese Citizens. We are Burmese citizens no matter how some might disagree, or wish otherwise or decreed by force. Whether mixed blooded or not is not important in the eyes of the whole world but U Thein Sein's Government could not deny our right of 100% pure Burmese citizenship with retroactive legislation.
The common law jurisdictions do not permit retroactive legislation. Ex post facto laws are expressly forbidden by the United States Constitution. (Wiki) General Aung San, Former Prime Minister U Nu, First President Sao Shwe Theik and Former President U Ba Oo had declared that the Myanmar Muslims are Tine Yin Thar Citizens or Ethnic Nationals, present governments could not remove those pronouncements now and declare or made the Myanmar Muslims not the Ethnic National and even demote into Second or third Grade Citizens.
We and all the other persons like us, not just those Indians, Chinese, Bengalis or Pakistanis, although we are undeniably mixed blooded immigrants' children or descendants of immigrants, but our ancestors already had full Burmese Citizenships. No matter what some majority in power with bigot or racist ideas with Xenophobia might say contrary.
Our great grandparents and all the ancestors were loyal citizens of Burma and all of them were and are holding the Burmese National Registration Cards or 'Ah Myo Thar Mhat Pone Tin Cards' before. My brothers and sisters' family members are holding those Burmese National Registration Cards but now the Myanmar Apartheid Régime is planning to order and issue the differently formatted cards for their younger children. It is curious when the parents and elder brothers and sisters are the same citizens as our Burmese Buddhists at least on paper but now only their youngest children are blatantly or brazenly discriminated as different from others and their own elder siblings.
This racial discrimination is practiced on not only Muslims but on Chinese and Hindus. Myanmar National Registration officers decreed that if anyone is not Buddhist, could not claim to be pure blooded and all the Burmese Muslims must be recorded as mixed blooded persons or Bengali or Indian or Pakistan. When even our great grandparents were not born or had never visited to those faraway foreign lands, it is not fair for our grand children to be labeled as aliens or worse as illegal immigrants. They all must be enlisted as mixed blooded Indian, Pakistan or Bengali. So it is blatant Racial Discrimination or openly practicing Apartheid practice of Myanmar Government.
I left Myanmar because of these endless discriminations but sad to see my nephews, nieces and their children are forced to begin their journey of life differently from their elder siblings and face the reality of the unfair world. We believe that no one has that right to practice the issuing of Apartheid certificate or new type of Registration different from other citizens to our children. By doing so, Myanmar Government is clearly starting to commit a racial profiling, derogatory name calling, delivering Hate Speeches and might later lead to commit Genocide offence.
Our children are entitled to their dreams and should not encounter any disappointments even before they started their tender lives. We wonder how that single document would change their dreams or what would be their vision of their world or Myanmar excluding them or shutting out all of them from all the opportunities. It is our children's turning points of their lives. Myanmar Government ruthlessly had shown them who they are, why and how they are not welcomed in Burma/Myanmar. Most importantly, Myanmar Government has shown our children a real rejection. In waking to this realization, we suddenly understand that Myanmar Government has already failed all our children's future. As our children journey into an uncertain future, they will struggle and grapple with their sense of their rightful place in this Myanmar nation.
The constant emphasis on differences by the narrow minded Myanmar apartheid racists who could not see value in these children prevent them from being seen, seeing themselves, as anything other than Burmese Citizens. And so Myanmar Government's dancing with shadows continues, to their pied-piper song of unity and integration in single race and religion, to the beat of their war drums, changing Burma into a Myanmar world of so much bigotry and hatred. Our young children's every early moments would be yet under another hammer blow, tempering or compromising their fantastic visions into listless and endless compromise under Racist Myanmar Government and "democratic" cohorts in NLD.
Our country's diversity makes us who we are and what we are today, that cannot be emphasized enough. And though we Burmese Muslims may each resonate differently, harmonizing only at some points in time and never universally, that is we are completely burmanized culturally but differ in religion only but I am sure when we dream we dream as Myanmar only because we know Myanmar, we love Myanmar, and Myanmar only is in our heart and mind.
Successive Burmese Kings had accepted us as their loyal subjects or citizens, after Independence U Nu's government had accepted us. And General Aung San had even promised us: "I want to address the Indians and Chinese residing in this country. We have no bitterness, no ill will for them, or for that matter for any race and nationality in the world. If they choose to join us, we will welcome them as our own brethren. The welfare of all people of this country irrespective of race or religion has always been the one purpose that I have set out to fulfill. In fact it is my life's mission."
But sadly those illegitimate successive illegal Military Régimes and its successor after a "Re-Branding PR Exercise", new Myanmar Government is continuing to practice the Apartheid System which may later lead to Genocide like they have done on Muslims in Rakhine.
I could guarantee to all of our Myanmar friends that we are all Myanmar in our heart and we have no intention or imagination to even support the foreign countries believed to be the homeland of our ancient ancestors even if Myanmar is at war with them!
Please give back our children at least a chance to dream. Please do not shut off their future.
Posted: 07 Aug 2012 01:30 AM PDT
Nusajaya, Johor: Akibat sering tertewas dengan nafsu teman wanitanya, seorang lelaki warga Nepal nekad mengambil pil ubat kuat seks dalam kuantiti berlebihan selain meminum satu tin arak semata-mata mahu memenuhi kehendak kekasihnya itu.
Malangnya, hasrat lelaki berusia 38 tahun itu untuk 'bertahan lama' ketika melakukan hubungan seks tidak kesampaian apabila tidak sedarkan diri sebelum disahkan mati di sebuah hotel bajet di Taman Tasek Yaacob, kelmarin.
Ketua Polis Daerah Nusajaya, Superintendan Noor Hashim Mohamed berkata, mangsa, Hari Bahadur Magar dikatakan mengambil pil itu pada jam 3.30 petang sebelum mendaftar masuk ke sebuah hotel bersama teman wanitanya, warga Vietnam.
Menurutnya, kematian lelaki itu disedari teman wanitanya berusia 24 tahun, jam 11 malam hari kejadian selepas mangsa dikatakan tidak bergerak menyebabkan wanita itu panik.
"Pasangan itu dipercayai baru selesai mengadakan hubungan seks sebelum tertidur dan pada masa sama, mangsa meninggal dunia.
"Akibat panik dengan keadaan teman lelakinya, wanita terbabit terus memaklumkan kepada pengurusan hotel sebelum membuat laporan polis, jam 12 tengah malam," katanya kepada pemberita di sini, semalam.
Noor Hashim berkata, siasatan awal di bilik didiami pasangan itu membawa kepada penemuan sebotol ubat kuat dipercayai diambil mangsa sebelum mereka melakukan hubungan seks.
"Polis masih menjalankan siasatan lanjut, namun siasatan awal mendapati tiada unsur jenayah ditemui dan kes diklasifikasikan sebagai mati mengejut.
"Saya menasihatkan orang ramai terutama lelaki lebih berhati-hati sebelum mengambil ubat kuat yang dijual di pasaran kerana jika tersalah makan atau tidak sesuai boleh mengundang maut," katanya. -hm
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