Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Royal Facebook slur: Johor police probe Huff Post?

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 07:46 AM PST

Isu Nurul Izzah: PAS Sedia Hadap Sultan Jelas Kekeliruan

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 08:40 AM PST

PAS tidak keberatan untuk menghadap Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafudin Idris Shah dalam masa terdekat bagi menjelaskan perkara sebenar kenyataan Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah Anwar mengenai hak kebebasan memilih agama.

Ahli Parlimen Kuala Selangor Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad berkata, maklumat sebenar mungkin tidak dijelaskan sepenuhnya kepada Sultan Sharafuddin oleh Majlis Agama Islam (MAIS) menyebabkan baginda memberikan respon sedemikian.

"Saya yakin Sultan tidak mendapat kenyataan Nurul yang sebenarnya.

Kalau tidak saya sendiri boleh menghadap Sultan untuk memberitahu.

"Saya cukup friendly (baik) dengan Sultan. Saya sendiri boleh membawa kenyataan sebenar kepada Sultan," katanya di lobi Parlimen hari ini.

Ahli Jawatankuasa PAS Pusat itu berkata demikian ketika diminta menjawab mengenai kenyataan MAIS yang menyampaikan kekecewaan Sultan terhadap isu itu.

Pengerusi MAIS, Datuk Setia Mohamad Adzib Mohd Isa dilaporkan semalam berkata, baginda juga menolak sama sekali sebarang pandangan bahawa orang Melayu beragama Islam mempunyai kebebasan untuk memilih agama lain dan keluar agama Islam.

Dzulkefly berkata, beliau bersedia menjelaskan perkara yang sebenar kepada Sultan sehingga bagaimana ia boleh diputarbelitkan sehingga ditafsirkan sebagai menggalakkan murtad.

Informasi sebenar "Saya ahli Parlimen negeri Selangor dan tentunya saya yakin atas menjaga martabat Sultan saya sendiri boleh mengangkat informasi yang sebenarnya," katanya.

Beliau bagaimanapun, berkata tindakannya itu bukan bermakna secara peribadi mahu mempertahankan Nurul Izzah sebaliknya ia soal hukum agama yang sengaja dipolitikkan oleh pihak berkepentingan.

"Saya yakin seperti (Datuk) Hasan Ali dan semua yang buat kenyataan mereka tidak berlaku adil untuk benar-benar tak meneliti apa yang disebutkan Nurul.

"Tak bermakna sebagai orang PAS dan Pakatan saya pertahan Nurul tetapi saya mahu suarakan apa yang benar.

"Jangan sampai kerana kepentingan politik kepartian sanggup (memutarbelitkan hukum agama)…bayangkan orang yang komited pada agama, sembahyang lima kali sehari boleh dikatakan mengajak orang keluar agama dan dia boleh percaya," katanya.


Bigot Myanmars should know that there is no race in the world called ဘဂၤလီ

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 06:20 AM PST

Bigot Myanmars should know that there is no race in the world called ဘဂၤလီ

Bangladesh Ambassador had angrily protested not to use the "Bengali"…Are the Myanmar officials starting from the President U Thein Sein not ashamed or not understand or defying this protest? If others call the Myanmars Tayoke Pyets or Kular Pyets …how will they react? Your peaking language came from China, writing language from India. Tike Pone from China, Pa Soe from India…Descendents from the mixture of migrants from north and west…

ဘဂၤါလီ ၿဖစ္သည္ ဘဂၤလီ မဟုတ္ပါ…Quite stupid gov and people! Could call ဘင္ဂါလီ္ OR ဘန္ဂါလီ္ But not ဘဂၤလီ္ OR ဘင္ဂလီ္ with a funny sound.

Thamada and ALL STUPID people are calling ဘဂၤလီ…THERE IS NO SUCH people or person or race in the world. Quite FUNNY…Where do they get the word? From their dreams? In English -a- must pronounce as Arrrrrr…So "Ben gar…lee" May be in Burmese ဘန္ဂါလီ or ဘင္ဂါလီ္ Not Bin Ga' Lii…quite FUNNY pronunciation by a Ignorant President and his followers…

I am NOT Rohingya nor ဘဂၤါလီ nor ဘဂၤလီ…Just trying to teach the STUPID Thein Sein , Moo Zaw and all BIGOTS….Call them anyway you fancy, I don't care but they will call or summon the Bigots to ICC soon.

If could not accept the name Rohingya, don't change the name to Myanmar but continue to call Burma, call Rakhine Arakan, Mons should be ontinue to call Taline and Kayahs should be called Karenni.



Witty One-Liners

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 06:00 AM PST


Pun of the Day - Funny Puns, Jokes, and one-liners
Great One Liners of the Month
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1. I wrote a novel about a fellow who had a small garden. It didn't have much of a plot.

2. A relief map shows where the restrooms are.

3. When the head of the consulting team suggested that the canal around the castle be filled up with cement, he was demoted.

4. I finally got rid of that nasty electrical charge I've been carrying. I'm ex-static!

5. I didn't have the faintest idea as to why I passed out.

6. I was kicked out of math class for one too many infractions.

7. The weigh-in at the Sumo wrestling tournament was a large scale effort.

8. There was a sale at the fish market today. I went to see what was the catch.

9. The race dogs got a bad case of the fleas - they had to be scratched.

10. When asked whether or not I was bilingual, I was about to say I knew sign language, but I figured it was sort of a mute point.

11. The patient decided against an organ transplant. Instead, he changed his mind.

12. Short-order cooks in busy restaurants call themselves 'pressure cookers'.

13. My mate swallowed a cordless vacuum cleaner, they took him to hospital and he is picking up nicely.
14. I told my wife I thought the electrician had said he'd be over by noon, unless I got my wires crossed.

15. The bridegroom got to the church when he was supposed to. He was at the rite place at the rite time.

16. Making up puns about the finest soil is the loess form of humor.

17. To disparage the wind is disgusting.

18. Reading music makes me crotchety.


The Face Of A Selfish Moron!

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 05:07 AM PST

This selfish moron below leaves his grocery basket at the side of the checkout counter, goes off and shops for more things, while everyone else queues up to pay, then walks back as easy as he pleases and cuts the queue to pay. When I question him about it, he arrogantly replies that his basket was there first! Oh wow, that has to be the best reasoning I've heard all day. I guess the next time I shop, I'll leave my grocery cart at the counter and then just cut the queue when I'm done, after all, I have my grocery cart there already, right? I seriously felt like slugging his silly moronic face. The wife was furious and took his pix in front of everyone who was just staring at his audacity. I'm gladly posting it here for the world to see the face a selfish, arrogant moron. I'm truly sorry if he's your husband, dad, uncle, brother or even friend but he really is an idiot!




[BERSEPAI] Minit Mesyuarat Sahkan MIC Sokong Bina Kondo

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 07:02 AM PST


Minit mesyuarat Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS) pada 29 November 2007 mengesahkan, projek kondominium bersebelahan Batu Caves turut disokong oleh ahli majlis dari MIC.

Antara ahli MPS yang menyokong cadangan pembinaan kondo itu adalah timbalan Menteri Luar, Datuk A Kohilan Pillay yang menjadi ahli majlis dari Gerakan antara 1997 hingga 2007.

Turut menyokong adalah tiga wakil MIC dalam MPS iaitu Rajakupal Sinarthamby, Jayakumaran Govindasamy dan Rajadran Muniandy, lapor muka depan akhbar harian The Sun hari ini.

MIC dan Gerakan baru-baru ini menyalahkan kerajaan negeri Selangor di bawah Pakatan Rakyat kononnya mereka yang meluluskan pembinaan itu.

Bekas Presiden MIC, Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu 26 Oktober lepas memimpin tunjuk perasaan membantah pembinaannya dengan alasan akan merosak alam sekitar Batu Caves yang menjadi kuil hindu itu.

Minit mesyuarat yang diperolehi oleh The Sun itu mengesahkan bahawa permohonan untuk pembinaannya turut disertakan dengan pelan lengkap layout dan bangunannya.

Minit itu juga mengesahkan, kebenaran telah diberikan kepada pembinaan 18 unit rumah kedai tiga tingkat dan dua bangunan menara, satu 25 tingkat dan satu lagi 29 tingkat.

Kohilan, three MIC reps gave nod to Batu Caves project

PETALING JAYA (Nov 6, 2012): It's official - all 19 members who attended the full board meeting of the Selayang Municipal Council voted in favour of approving the Dolomite Avenue Park project in Batu Caves in 2007.

Despite earlier denials and assertions by some councillors that they were neither party nor privy to the approval process, minutes of the meeting held on Nov 29, 2007 - obtained by theSun - show otherwise.

Deputy foreign affairs minister Datuk A. Kohilan Pillai, who was a councillor between 1997 and 2008, had voted in favour of the project.

So did the three councillors from the MIC – Rajakupal Sinnathamby, Jayakumaran Govindasamy and Rajandran Muniandy.

Both Gerakan, of which Kohilan is a member, and the MIC, have recently accused the current Pakatan-led Selangor government of approving the project.

On Oct 26, former MIC president and works minister, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, spearheaded a demonstration at the Sri Subramaniar Temple at Batu Caves - which is beside the project site - calling for a stop to the project.

Kohilan, who had joined the scores of protesters, has since vehemently denied his involvement in the project's approval, claiming that only a "planning permit" was issued during his tenure.

Such a permit is also referred to as a "development order" which allows immediate development.

Kohilan has reportedly claimed that the application from Dolomite was basic and did not indicate details.

But documents show that the application was submitted with detailed layout and building plans.

The minutes also show that approval was given for dual-development - 18 units of three-story shop-lots and two tower blocks – one of 25-storeys and another of 29.

In a twist of irony showing that local councils can work efficiently if they want to, council president Datuk Zainal Abidin Azim issued the go-ahead on Nov 30 – just 24 hours after the full board endorsed the approval.

The minutes also showed that approval was "subject to conditions" and these included those recommended by the Geosciences and Minerals Department which has since briefed the state government on non-compliance.

It is learnt that the department indicated that the developer had failed to comply with some of the conditions set, especially the construction of the Geobrugg that should have been done before the work on the shop lots had begun.

Yesterday, theSun reported that the council had also defied objections from the Selangor Department of Environment (DOE) which had expressed its reservations on development which is in close proximity to the limestone hills.
-thesundaily



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The cutting of Pakatan's Indian cord by Commander (Rtd) S THAYAPARAN, formerly of the Royal Malaysian Navy

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 03:56 AM PST

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin

COMMENT
Post-2008 tsunami, Hindraf which (however much revisionist wish to claim otherwise) played a part in has been left out in the cold as far as mainstream politics is concerned. This cold spell seems to be abating. Hindraf's audience with PAS' Nik Aziz Nik Mat and the recent Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim meet-up are interesting developments for the most credible Indians rights group often vilified as a "racist" by the supposed multicultural alliance and their supporters.

Only DAP has yet to hold "high level" talks with P Waythamoorthy (
right) and Hindraf. No surprise there. DAP these days accuse Hindraf of exactly the same thing Umno accused them of being - a "racist" organisation hell bent on destabilising the status quo. Of course Umno still accuses them of that but DAP has PKR and PAS, which act as a multicultural shield, to withstand the worst of these attacks. Hindraf under P Uthayakumar and the Human Rights Party's rhetoric concerning the DAP did not help matters either. I have said exactly this in my conversations with Uthayakumar. Waythamoorthy's "different approach" has Pakatan kool-aid drinkers painting the relationship between the brothers as some sort of Remus and Romulus retelling but as always nobody wants to acknowledge that different approaches to communal problems has always been the reality here in Malaysia.

Not too long ago, the Chinese community clapped enthusiastically as the MCA and DAP did the good cop bad cop routine on the political stage. Meanwhile, Hindraf supporters come up to me claiming partisanship to a specific brother and sniping at each other when solidarity between the Human Rights Party and Hindraf should be the objective. In the partisan alternative press, some kudos is thrown Waythamoorthy's way but most of it sounds like a pat on the head for the Indian community for finally jumping on the Pakatan bandwagon. 


Uthayakumar (left) though has to suffer the further indignity of the accusations of being a BN turncoat, when he is currently facing sedition charges and battling a system predicated on exacting its pound of flesh for imagined slights. Uthayakumar is mocked as stubborn, arrogant and unyielding but the truth is this is exactly what the disenfranchised of the Indian community needs after decades of Umno-BN. I have argued that the Human Rights Party is the perfect pressure group - vocal and uncompromising - but Hindraf could act as the bridge that links the polemics of Human Rights Party and the reforms needed, that can only be achieved by working with groups of power.

The Indian underclass


This is not to say that Pakatan has been derelict in its obligations to the Indian community. PKR's N Surendran and Latheefa Koya (left) do sterling work for the Indian community but the reality is that only Hindraf and the Human Rights Party (in its role as a pressure group) is capable of galvanising the marginalised Indian community into forming a cohesive force so they would be a formidable participant in the political process. Honestly, the pro-Pakatan Indraf (Indian Rights Action Force) was an embarrassment that painted the alternative alliance efforts in wooing the Indian vote as a shoddy after thought and was a great disservice to the people who marched on that fateful day (for various reasons) under the Hindraf banner.

As I have written in various piece - much to the ire of Hindraf supporters - Hindraf itself is also to blame for not being cognisant of the change of terrain in the battlefield in the coming Umno-Anwar showdown for the future of this country. Pakatan has the middle-class Indian vote more or less locked down. In fact, there is a tendency by middle-class Indian voters to dismiss Hindraf as "troublemakers" and bemoan the reality that Indians are "so divided". The MIC that many have written off (including me) has been making inroads into the disenfranchised Indian communities and spreading the wretched poison that the BN has been manufacturing all these years. Pakatan by alienating the only credible movement gives MIC the ammunition it requires in an undeclared culture war that Pakatan seems ignorant off waged from within and without the Indian community.

The marginalisation of a certain segment of the Indian community lays squarely on the shoulders of MIC and the separation of the public and private sectors of this country that is divided along racial lines, which the other ethnic groups jealously, guarding their turf. The inclusion of Indians in opposition parties that claim multiracialism is regarded by those disenfranchised from the political process as mere tokenism or at worse, collaborators. Hindraf may have given voice to these concerns but MIC has been quietly reaping the benefits of the resultant fallout. Something is better than nothing, they claim and the old game of BN is better than the so-called new one of Pakatan.

Championing of communal rights


The more Hindraf is marginalised and painted as a racist group by Pakatan, the more apathy sets in a certain section of the disenfranchised section of the Indian community. For the crypto-racists within Pakatan who have always been contemptuous of the Indian community, this is not a problem until they lose a seat and blame the loss on the Indian community. The wonderful aspect of free speech on the Internet is that under the cover of anonymity the Indian community (like everyone else) can be bashed with impunity. What I get from the rhetoric emanating from Pakatan and its kool-aid drinkers (a distinction should be made between them and the true believers) is that multiculturalism/multiracialism means the inclusion of cultural identities for everyone, except the Indians.

The championing of communal rights for the other two races in this country conveniently escapes the all-encompassing multicultural rights (sic) rhetoric whereas Hindraf's "demands" is supposedly anathema because it follows the racial formula of the BN. An example of this dissonance can be observed in PKR's Tian Chua who said that Pakatan's support for Indian Malaysian issues are not contingent on Hindraf support. Never mind the fact that the only time Indian issues get a play is when Hindraf (and the Human Rights party) scream their heads off. Why wouldn't you want to reassure the only credible Indian rights group in this country that their support is needed?

After all, DAP is chasing the Chinese educationist groups, Chinese commerce groups and Chinese/Christian evangelical groups, just to name a few. Of course, the argument here is that said groups are merely fighting for their "rights" (sic) as enshrined in the constitution whereas Hindraf advocates a quota system. PKR may claim to be committed to Indian issues but you can bet your bottom ringgit that if Hindraf and the Indian community stood in side by side, Tian Chua would not be so cavalier in dismissing this rights group when his allies and he go chasing after every "other" rights or pressure groups out there. Moreover, Tian Chua, spare me "we are not there to exchange political favours" spiel. Only a complete moron would believe that Pakatan is immune from the reality of the political process where horse trading, political favours and all the other necessary evils of achieving and maintaining political power is practiced.

Compromises from both sides


This of course is a question of degrees and while we abhor the blatant and criminal way, Umno has been doing all these years, I would like to believe that most Pakatan supporters are not blind to the reality that Pakatan would have to do this to remain in power if it ever sits on the Putrajaya throne. Never mind that the Malay-Muslim community is constantly reminded that a "need-based" affirmative action policy would see their "rights" secure and the DAP being Chinese dominated is an extremely influential voice in the alliance which means that Chinese "rights" would be taken care off. This leaves the Indians in the position of having no choice but to buy into the whole multiracial/cultural idea in the hope that the rhetoric translates into action.

Hint. It is extremely difficult to make the argument that you are an alliance committed to the ideals of egalitarianism and/or multiculturalism when your rhetoric and strategies relies on claiming the racial roles created by Umno under the guise of an all-inclusive alliance. At the end of the day, as a supporter of Pakatan I believe that Pakatan should acknowledge Hindraf and the Human Rights Party as the only game in town when it comes to the issue of Indian communal interest. These two rights groups are the only sociopolitical entities which has a genuine commitment to the plight of the disenfranchised and if Pakatan is sincere in their commitment to the Indian community, they would harness the potential of these groups as a means of drawing the disenfranchised section of the Indian community into the mainstream.

At the same time, Hindraf and the Human Rights Party have to drop their extremely polemical discourse and their own role in exacerbating the culture conflict within the Indian community and realise that just as Pakatan has to make compromises, so would they. As long as the compromises they make serve some utilitarian value that favours the Indian community even at the expense of the principal, well that is the hard cold reality of politics especially racial politics anywhere in the world. Malaysiakini


The Easiest Way to Live Longer

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 03:00 AM PST

Recently, reader YK sent me the following article which is from HERE.

The Easiest Way To Live Longer By Lisa Collier Cool

Did you know that every minute you walk can extend your life by 1.5 to 2 minutes? In addition, many studies show that people who walk regularly live longer, weigh less, have lower blood pressure, and enjoy better overall health than non-walkers.

Ready to lace on your shoes? If you want to add to the amount of walking you do, just clip on a pedometer. That simple action actually increases your physical activity by over 2100 steps per day, a review that pooled data from 26 studies found.

Here's a look at ten benefits of walking.

Walking Increases Your Lifespan
Walking more than an hour a day improves life expectancy significantly, a 2011 study showed. The researchers looked at 27,738 participants between the ages of 40 and 79 over a 13-year period. Surprisingly, their lifetime medical costs did not increase—even though they lived longer.

"An increase in walking time at the population level would bring about a tremendous change in people's health and medical cost," the study authors wrote.

Walking Wards Off Diabetes

Just thirty minutes of walking a day can prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, a 2002 study looking at both overweight and average weight men and women in a population at high risk for the disease showed.

If you already have diabetes, walking is helpful for you, too. A mile or more daily cuts your risk of death from all causes in half, according to a 2007 study.

Walking Keeps Your Mind Sharp

Walking 72 blocks a week (around six to nine miles) helps increase grey matter, which in turn lowers the risk of suffering from cognitive impairment—or trouble with concentration, memory and thought, according to a study which looked at 299 seniors over a nine-year period.

Furthermore, walking five miles per week can provide some protection to the memory and learning areas of the brains of those already suffering from Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment, and lead to a slower decline in memory loss.

Common Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease

Walking Helps Lower Blood Pressure

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အစၥလာမ္မုန္း ၀ါဒျဖန္႔ခ်ိမႈမ်ား Hate Speech propaganga against Islam

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 02:48 AM PST

အစၥလာမ္မုန္း ၀ါဒျဖန္႔ခ်ိမႈမ်ား ၀၆ ႏို၀င္ဘာလ ၂၀၁၂  ကိုေဌးလြင္ ဦး၏ ေဆာင္းပါး

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမွာ ၂၀၁၂ ခု ျဖစ္ေပၚေနတဲ့ အၾကမ္းဖက္ မ်ိဳးျဖဳတ္သတ္ျဖတ္မႈႀကီးမ်ားဟာ အစၥလာမ္မုန္း ၀ါဒျဖန္႔ခ်ီမႈမ်ားေၾကာင့္ ျဖစ္ရျခင္းပါ။ ဒါကို သိလွ်က္ ျဖစ္ေစ၊ မသိဘဲ ျဖစ္ေစ ျမန္မာမ်ားက လိမ္ေနေပ မယ့္-၊ ကမၻာကလည္း သိတယ္၊ ျမန္မာမ်ားထဲက အမွန္တရားကို ခ်စ္ျမတ္ႏိုးသူမ်ားကလည္း သိေနပါ တယ္။

ႏုိင္ငံေရး ေလာကမွာေတာ့ လာမယ့္ (၂၀၁၅ ခု) ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲမွာ လူမ်ားစုက ၿငိဳျငင္သြားမလား ဆိုတဲ့ စုိးရိမ္စိတ္မ်ားနဲ႔ ေျဗာင္လိမ္ေနမႈေတြ၊ ေခါင္းေရွာင္မႈေတြ၊ အျပန္ခိုက္ရန္ေဒါသ ျဖစ္ခဲ့တယ္ ဆိုတဲ့ ေလွ်ာခ်မႈေတြ၊ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္က မြတ္ဆလင္မ်ားသာ ျမန္မာျပည္ထဲကို ၀င္လာခဲ့တယ္ ဆိုမႈေတြနဲ႔- ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ားက ႏုိင္ငံခြဲေထာင္မယ္ ဆိုတဲ့ ၀ါဒျဖန္႔မႈေတြ ေဖါင္းပြေနခဲ့ပါတယ္။
ဒါကို မ်က္လံုး၊ နား၊ ႏွလံုးသား ရွိသူမ်ား အမွန္ကို ခ်စ္ခင္တတ္သူမ်ား- ေသခ်ာစီစစ္ဘို႔ လိုပါတယ္။-

မ်က္လံုးနဲ႔ ျမင္ေအာင္ၾကည့္ပါ-၊

(၁) အျပန္အလွန္ တုိက္ခိုက္တယ္ ဆိုရင္- ဘာျဖစ္လို႔ မြတ္ဆလင္ ရြာ၊ မြတ္ဆလင္ၿမိဳ႔၊ မြတ္ဆလင္ရပ္ကြပ္မ်ားခ်ည္း မီးေလာင္ပ်က္စီး-ရပါသလဲ။ ဘာျဖစ္လို႔ မြတ္ဆလင္မ်ား သာ ေသေၾကပ်က္စီး ေသၾကသြားရတာလဲ။

မြတ္ဆလင္ လူအုပ္ႀကီး တစ္ခုက ရခိုင္ဗုဒၶဘာသာ ရြာတစ္ရြာကို ၀င္ေရာက္တိုက္ခိုက္ ဖ်က္ဆီးပစ္ တယ္ဆိုတဲ့ အေထာက္အထားမ်ား ရွိပါသလား။ သက္ေသျပေပးဘို႔ လုိပါတယ္။
အစိုးရက ေျဗာင္လိမ္ေနတာ ရွိေသးတယ္။ လူေပါင္း ၁၀၀၊ ၂၀၀ ေလာက္ပဲ ေသတယ္ ဆုိတာမ်ိဳးပါ။ ကမၻာ့အသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္းက သိေနပါၿပီ လူေပါင္း ေသာင္းခ်ီေသေၾကခဲ့ရတယ္။ အေလာင္းေဖ်ာက္ထားတာ ေတြ၊ အစုလိုက္အၿပံဳလိုက္ ျမႇဳပ္ႏွံထားတာေတြ- သက္ေသခံ ပစၥည္း အမ်ားႀကီး ရထားပါၿပီ။ ခံရသူ အားလံုး မြတ္ဆလင္ခ်ည္းပါပဲ။ ရခိုင္ဗုဒၶဘာသာ ၁၀ ေယာက္ေလာက္ စုေပါင္းျမႇဳပ္ထားတဲ့ သခ်ိဳင္းတစ္ ခုေလာက္ သက္ေသျပၾကည့္ပါ။-

(၂) ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကို ၀င္ေနတာ- ဘဂၤလားဘက္က လူသားမ်ားလား၊ တရုတ္ဘက္က လူသားမ်ားလား ေသခ်ာ ဆင္ျခင္ၾကည့္ပါ။ ဗုဒၶဘာသာထဲကို ၀င္တယ္ေျပာလုိက္ရင္ အဲ့ဒီ လူမ်ားက ဗမာေတြ ျဖစ္ကုန္ ေရာ့လား။ ဒီေမးခြန္းကို ဟုတ္တယ္ ေျပာလိုက္ရင္- ျမန္မာေတြ မြတ္ဆလင္မ်ားကို တစ္ဘက္သတ္ မုန္းတီးေနတာ ေသခ်ာေနပါတယ္။

တစ္ခ်ိဳ႔ေသာ ႏိုင္ငံေရး သမားေတြၾကားထဲမွာ-၊ ၁၉၈၀ ခုႏွစ္ေလာက္မွာ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္က လူမ်ား အိႏၵိယဘက္ဆီကို သိန္းနဲ႔ခ်ီၿပီး ၀င္သြားေတာ့- အိႏၵိယ အစိုးရ က ကိုယ့္လူေတြကို ကိုယ္ျပန္ေခၚပါလုိ႔ ေျပာတယ္။ "လူမလိုခ်င္ဘူး၊ ေျမပဲ လုိခ်င္တယ္"လို႔ ေျပာခဲ့တယ္ေပါ့။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ဟာ ျမန္ မာဘက္ကိုလည္း သူ႔လူေတြ ပို႔ၿပီး ေျမခ်ဲ႔ထြင္ဘို႔ ႀကိဳးစားတယ္ေပါ့။— အေတာ္လည္း ဗဟုသုတနည္း တဲ့ ႏိုင္ငံေရးသမားမ်ားပါ။ ဒီလို ဗဟုသုတမ်ိဳးနဲ႔ ေနာင္တစ္ခ်ိန္ ျမန္မာျပည္မွာ ေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတြ ဘယ္ လိုျဖစ္လာမလဲ။

ဘဂၤလား သမိုင္းကို ျပန္လည္ေလ့လာၾကည့္ပါ။ အခု လက္ရွိ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ ဆိုတာ နဂိုရွိေနတဲ့ ဘဂၤလားနယ္ႀကီးရဲ႔ ၅ ပံု ၂ ပံုမွ်သာ ျဖစ္တယ္။ အဲ့ဒီ နယ္ႀကီးကို ေသြးခြဲအုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ဘို႔ အဂၤလိပ္အစိုးရက ဟိႏၵဴ ဘန္ေဂါ (အေနာက္ ဘန္ေဂါ)နဲ႔ မြတ္ဆလင္ ဘန္ေဂါ (အေရွ႔ဘန္ေဂါ) ဆုိၿပီး ၁၉၀၅ ခု ေအာက္ တိုဘာ ၁၆ ရက္ေန႔မွာ ခြဲျခားခဲ့တယ္။ ဘဂၤလီေတြဟာ လူမ်ိဳးတူ၊ ဓေလ့တူ၊ ဘာသာစကားတူ၊ လူမ်ိဳး တစ္မ်ိဳးတည္း ျဖစ္ၿပီး ကိုးကြယ္ရာ ဘာသာသာ ကြဲခဲ့ျခင္း ျဖစ္တယ္။ သူတို႔ လူမ်ိဳးခ်င္း ခ်စ္ခင္ၾကတယ္၊ ဒါေၾကာင့္ သူ႔တို႔ လူမ်ိဳးၾကား ခြဲျခားပစ္တာကို မေက်နပ္လို႔ ပူးေပါင္းေရးကို အစဥ္ႀကိဳးစားတယ္။ စာဆို ေတာ္ႀကီး ရာဘင္ျဒာ နာ့သ္ တဂိုးကလည္း "အာေမ ခ်ဴနာ ဘန္ဂလာ (ငါခ်စ္တဲ့ ေရႊေျမ ဘန္ဂလာ)" ဆိုတဲ့ တမ္းခ်င္းႀကီးကို ေရးသားခဲ့တယ္။ ႏိုင္ငံေပါင္ ဒီလို ႀကိဳးစားေတာ့ ၁၉၁၁ ခုႏွစ္မွာ ျပန္လည္ ေပါင္းစည္းႏိုင္ခဲ့တယ္။

အိႏၵိယ သမိုင္းမွာ လြတ္လပ္ေရး လႈပ္ရွားမႈ အလြန္ေက်ာ္ၾကားတဲ့ ဆူးဘတ္ခ်န္ဒရာဘို႔စ္ ဟာ ဘဂၤလား လူမ်ိဳး ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ သူတို႔က သူတို႔ ဘဂၤလားနယ္ကို ခ်စ္ျမတ္ႏိုးသူေတြ ျဖစ္တယ္။

အဂၤလိပ္အစိုးရရဲ႔ ေသြးထုိးမႈေၾကာင့္ အိႏၵိယမွာ ဟိႏၵဴ၊ မြတ္ဆလင္ အေရးအခင္းႀကီး ျဖစ္ေတာ့ ဘဂၤလားမွာ မြတ္ဆလင္မ်ားရာ ေဒသက ဟိႏၵဴေတြ အေနာက္ ဘန္ေဂါကို ေျပာင္းသြားတာ ရွိသလို၊ အေနာက္ဘန္ေဂါက မြတ္ဆလင္ေတြက အေရွ႔ဘန္ေဂါကို ေျပာင္းလာေတြ ရွိခဲ့တယ္။ ဘာျဖစ္ျဖစ္ အဲ့ ဒီ အထိ ဘန္ေဂါက ဘန္ေဂပါပဲ။ မကြဲ မၿပဲ ရွိေနဆဲပါ။

၁၉၄၇ အိႏၵိယ လြတ္လပ္ေရး ယူေတာ့ မြတ္ဆလင္ေတြကို သီးျခားခြဲေပးလိုက္တယ္။ ဒီအခါ- ပါကစၥ တန္ဘက္မွာ အဆင္ေျပေပမယ့္- ဘန္ေဂါဘက္မွာ မခြဲႏိုင္ မခြာႏိုင္ အမ်ိဳးေတြ၊ တစ္နယ္ထဲသားေတြ ဒုကၡမ်ိဳးစံုကို ႀကံဳရပါေတာ့တယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ သူတို႔ ချမာ အင္အားမမွ်ေတာ့ အိႏၵိယနဲ႔ ပါကစၥတန္ (ႏုိင္ငံေရး) ၾကားမွာ ညပ္ၿပီး ဘန္ေဂါႀကီး ႏွစ္ျခမ္းကြဲသြားပါေတာ့တယ္။ ဒီအခါမွာလည္း အေရွ႔ဘန္ေဂါ အေနာက္ ဘန္ေဂါ လူေတြသန္းနဲ႔ခ်ီၿပီ အေျပာင္းအေရႊ႔ လုပ္ရျပန္ပါတယ္။ မြတ္ဆလင္မ်ားရာ အေရွ႔ ဘန္ေဂါကို အေရွ႔ပါကစၥတန္ ဆိုတဲ့ အမည္နဲ႔ ပါကစၥတန္က အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ခဲ့တယ္။ ပါကစၥတန္ကသာ နယ္ ေျမပိုမိုက်ယ္ျပန္႔ေစဘို႔ စိတ္၀င္စားေပမယ့္- ဘန္ေဂါ လူမ်ိဳးေတြက သူတို႔ဘ၀သည္ ပါကစၥတန္လက္ ေအာက္မွ လြတ္ေျမာက္ဘို႔၊ ခြဲခံထားရတဲ့ ဘန္ေဂါနယ္ႀကီး တစ္ႏိုင္ငံတည္းျဖစ္ဘို႔ကိုပဲ စိတ္၀င္စားခဲ့ပါ တယ္။ ဘဂၤလီေတြဟာ သူတုိ႔ လြတ္လပ္ေရးကို ႀကိဳးစားေတာ့ ၁၉၇၁ ခုႏွစ္မွာ လြတ္လပ္ေရး ရခဲ့ တယ္။ လြတ္လပ္ေရး တိုက္ပြဲကာလမွာ အေရွ႔ဘန္ေဂါက လူေတြ အိႏၵိယပိုင္ အေနာက္ဘန္ေဂါထဲကို မ်ားစြာ ေျပးခဲ့ရတယ္။
အေရွ႔ပါစၥတန္ ဆိုတဲ့နာမည္ကို ေျပာင္းၿပီး- ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ႏိုင္ငံလို႔ ျဖစ္လာတဲ့ အေရွ႔ဘန္ေဂါဟာ- တဂိုး ႀကီးေရးခဲ့တဲ့ တမ္းခ်င္း "အာေမ ခ်ဴနာ ဘန္ဂလာ (ငါခ်စ္တဲ့ ေရႊေျမ ဘန္ဂလာ)" ဆိုတာကို ၁၉၇၂ ႏွစ္ ကစ ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္ သီခ်င္းအျဖစ္ သတ္မွတ္ခဲ့တယ္။ အဲ့ဒီ တမ္းခ်င္းကဗ်ာရဲ႔ ဆိုလိုရင္း အခ်ဳပ္က "ငါ ခ်စ္တဲ့ ေရႊေျမ ဘန္ဂလာ- ၾကည္ႏူးစရာ ေကာင္းကင္ျပာေအာက္မွာ တစ္ခုတည္း-၊ အခုေတာ့ ေျမလႊာ ထက္မွာ ႏွစ္ျခမ္း ကြဲခဲ့ရ၊ ဘယ္အခါမ်ား ေစ့စပ္ရပါ့မလဲ၊" လို႔ ျဖစ္တယ္။ ဆုိလိုတာက ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ လို႔ ျဖစ္ေနတဲ့ အေရွ႔ဘဂၤလားဟာ ဘဂၤလီမ်ား ကိုယ္ပိုင္ အခ်ဳပ္အျခားနဲ႔ ႏုိင္ငံ ျဖစ္ၿပီး ငါတို႔ ညီေနာင္ အေနာက္ဘဂၤလားကေတာ့- အိႏၵိယေအာက္မွာ ကၽြန္ျဖစ္ေနရတယ္။ ငါတို႔ခ်င္း ပူးေပါင္းမယ္၊ ငါတို႔ ဘဂၤလီက- ဘဂၤလားနယ္ တစ္ခုလံုးကို ျပန္ရေစရမယ္လို႔ စိတ္ဓါတ္သြင္းေပးျခင္း ျဖစ္တယ္။-

ဒါေၾကာင့္ ဘဂၤလား ျပည္တြင္းစစ္ၿငိမ္းေတာ့ အိႏၵိယ အစိုးရက မင္းတို႔ ဘဂၤလားက လူေတြကို မင္းတို႔ ျပန္ေခၚလို႔ ေျပာေတာ့-၊ ဘဂၤလားအစိုးရက ငါတို႔ကို လူကိုခ်ည္း ျပန္မေပးနဲ႔ ငါတို႔ေျမ ငါတို႔ကို ျပန္ေပး လို႔ ေတာင္းဆုိျခင္း ျဖစ္တယ္။ (ဘဂၤလားေျမက လက္ရွိ အိႏၵိယထဲမွာ ၅ ပံု ၃ ပံုပါ၀င္ေနတယ္၊ ဘဂၤ လား သမိုင္းဟာ သူ႔ေျမနဲ႔ သူ႔အခ်ဳပ္အျခာ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း ၂၀၀၀ သမိုင္းရွိခဲ့တယ္။)

ဒီသမိုင္း၊ ဒီျဖစ္စဥ္၊ ဒီပဋိပကၡေတြဟာ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ႏုိင္ငံနဲ႔ သူ႔ရဲ႔ အေနာက္ဘက္ျခမ္းက ဆက္စပ္ေန တဲ့ ျဖစ္ရပ္မ်ားသာ ျဖစ္တယ္။ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ဟာ သူ႔ရဲ႔ အေရွ႔ဘက္ ျမန္မာဘက္ အျခမ္းကို ဘယ္စဥ္က မွ စိတ္၀င္စားျခင္း မရွိခဲ့သလို၊ စိတ္၀င္စားေနဘို႔လည္း အခ်ိန္မရခဲ့ပါ။ ပါကစၥတန္က ဘဂၤလားကို အုပ္ ခ်ဳပ္စဥ္မွာေတာ့- အနည္းအက်ဥ္း စိတ္၀င္စားခဲ့တယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ျမန္မာျပည္ လြတ္လပ္ေရး မရမွီက တည္းက ပါကစၥတန္ေခါင္းေဆာင္ႀကီး အလီ ဂ်င္းနားကိုယ္တိုင္က ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္းကို မင္းျဖစ္ခ်င္ တဲ့ အတိုင္း လုပ္ပါလို႔ အလိုလိုက္ခဲ့ၿပီးသားပါ။- ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္က ျပန္လိုခ်င္ေနတဲ့ ေျမဟာ သူတို႔နဲ႔ မဆိုင္တဲ့ ျမန္မာျပည္ ပိုင္နက္ထဲက ေျမမဟုတ္ဘူး။ သူတို႔ေျမျဖစ္တဲ့ အေနာက္ဘန္ေဂါသာ ျဖစ္ပါ တယ္။
ဒါကို ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေရးသမားေတြ ေလ့လာေစလိုပါတယ္။

(၃) ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ား ႏိုင္ငံခြဲေထာင္မယ့္ ကိစၥ။ အေတာ္ေလး အ့ံၾသဘို႔ေကာင္းတဲ့ လုပ္ႀကံဖန္တီးမႈ ျဖစ္ေန ပါတယ္။ စဥ္းစားၿပီးလည္း ယံုၾကည္ေစလိုပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာျပည္ လြတ္လပ္ေရး ရစမွာ ေရာင္စံုသူပုန္ ေတြထတယ္။ ရခိုင္နယ္မွာ ဘုန္းႀကီး ဦးစိႏၱာ ဦးေဆာင္တယ္။ ဦးစိႏၱာရဲ႔ ေနာက္လိုက္ေတြက မြတ္ ဆလင္မ်ားကို ႏွိပ္ကြပ္တယ္။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ မြတ္ဆလင္ေတြဘက္က မခံႏိုင္ေတာ့လို႔ မူဂ်ာဟစ္ ေတြ ေပၚ လာခဲ့တယ္။ ပါကစၥတန္ အစိုးရက တစ္စံုတစ္ရာေထာက္ပ့ံေပးခဲ့တယ္။-

ျမန္မာအစိုးရက အမတ္ႀကီး ဦးေဖခင္ကို ပါကစၥတန္သံအမတ္ခန္႔အပ္ၿပီး ညိႇဳခိုင္းတယ္။ ေနာက္ဆံုး အဆင္ေျပသြားတယ္။ ဒါေတြကို ကာဆင္ႀကီး၊ ကာဆင္ေလး ဦးေဆာင္တဲ့ အဖြဲ႔မ်ားလို႔ သမိုင္းမွာ ရွိေန တယ္။ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြဟာ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ယူခဲ့တယ္။ ဒီေန႔ထိ ေတာျပန္မခုိခဲ့ဘူး။ ျမန္မာျပည္ပတ္လည္ မွာ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ တစ္မ်ိဳးတည္းသာ သူပုန္ထခဲ့ျခင္း မဟုတ္သလို၊ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးယူခဲ့ျခင္းလည္း မဟုတ္ဘူး ဒါေပမယ့္ မူဂ်ာဟစ္ ဆိုတဲ့ သူပုန္မ်ားက ၁၉၆၀ ခုႏွစ္မ်ား မတိုင္မွီကတည္းက ၿပီးဆံုးသြားခဲ့ပါၿပီ။ သူတုိ႔ ေတြ ရွိလည္း မရွိၾကေတာ့ဘူး။ ဘယ္သူေတြက လြတ္လပ္ေရး ေၾကညာသလဲ။

ျမန္မာအစိုးရက လက္တြင္းႀကိတ္ ၀ါဒျဖန္႔တဲ့ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ခြဲထြက္ေရး ေၾကျငာခ်က္- ဆုိတာဟာ မြတ္ဆလင္မ်ားကို လုပ္ႀကံဘို႔ ဖန္တီးခ်က္သာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဒီေၾကျငာခ်က္- ဆိုတာ တစ္ကယ္ ဟုတ္ခဲ့ ရင္ ဘယ္အဖြဲ႔က ေၾကျငာတာလဲ၊ ဘယ္နယ္မွာ ရံုးစိုက္သလဲ။ တိက်ေအာင္ ေျပာဘို႔ လိုပါတယ္။ သက္ ေသျပဘို႔ လုိပါတယ္။
ေနာက္ဆံုး အဲ့ဒီ ေၾကျငာခ်က္ ရွိတယ္ပဲ ထားဦး- ေၾကျငာတဲ့ အုပ္စုကို လိုက္လံဖမ္းဆီး ေခ်မႈန္းပစ္ေပါ့ မဆိုင္သူေတြကို သတ္ျဖတ္ေမာင္းထုတ္စရာမွ မလိုတဲ့ ကိစၥပါ။ ရွမ္းကလည္း လြတ္လပ္ေရး ေၾကျငာ တယ္၊ ကရင္နီကလည္း လြတ္လပ္ေရးေၾကျငာတယ္။ ရခိုင္ကလည္း လြတ္လပ္ေရး ေၾကျငာတယ္။ အဲ့ဒီ ေၾကျငာခ်က္ေတြက ဘယ္အဖြဲ႔အစည္းက ေၾကျငာတာ၊ ဘယ္မွာ ရံုးစိုက္တယ္၊ ဖံုးနံပါတ္၊ အီး ေမးလ္လိပ္စာ အကုန္ အျပည့္အစံုပါ၀င္တယ္။ အဲ့ဒီ ေၾကျငာတဲ့ အဖြဲ႔သည္သာ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ကို ခြဲျခားမႈနဲ႔ တရားခံျဖစ္ေနတာပါ။
ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ားကိုေတာ့- ဘယ္အဖြဲ႔မွန္း မသိ၊ ဘယ္သူမွန္းမသိ၊ ဘာဖံုးနံပါတ္မွလည္း မရွိ- စာရြက္တစ္ခု အတုလုပ္လိုက္ၿပီး- "မင္းတို႔က ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ကို ခြဲျခားသူေတြလို႔ အတင္းစြပ္စြဲေတာ့တယ္။" ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္ အစိုးရကိုယ္တုိင္က ဖန္တီးတယ္။ လက္သပ္ေမြး ဘုန္းႀကီးေတြကို ၀ါဒျဖန္႔ခိုင္းတယ္။ လူထုၾကားမွာ အယံုသြင္းၿပီး- မ်ိဳးျပဳတ္သတ္ျဖတ္ေလေတာ့တယ္။

မၾကာမွီ ကမၻာ့ခံုရံုးကို တက္ရေတာ့မယ့္ သို႔မဟုတ္ ကမၻာ့ခံုရံုးက ဖမ္း၀ရမ္းထုတ္ခံရမယ့္ တရားခံမ်ားရဲ႔ လက္ရာမ်ားကို တရားခံမ်ားကိုယ္တုိင္ ခံစားရမွာပါ။ ဒါေပမယ့္ စိတ္၀မ္းကြဲသြားရၿပီ ျဖစ္တဲ့ ျမန္မာ လူ ထု အတြက္ေတာ့ ႏွစ္ရွည္လမ်ား ကုစားရေတာ့မွပဲလို႔—- စိတ္မေကာင္း ျဖစ္ရပါေတာ့တယ္။

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Burma sees upsurge in ethnic violence

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 01:47 AM PST

Northern Burma sees upsurge in ethnic violence

Burma (MNN) ― Government officials say at least 56 people have been killed in the Rakhine state and hundreds of homes torched in recent days. A United Nations expert is calling Burma's government to action.

"Buddhist and Muslim communities continue to suffer from the violence in Rakhine state," said UN Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana, "so it is imperative that the government pursues a policy of integration and long-term reconciliation between the two communities."

Fighting between Rakhine Buddhists and Rochingya Muslims has been ongoing, says Andy Pasma with Partners Relief and Development. Government intervention probably wouldn't work out favorably for the minority Rochingya.

"Historically, the Burmese government, the regime that is now in power, has used differences like this…to justify them stepping in with very drastic measures," Pasma explains. "The result would be–and it's been proven already–that they would be very hard on the Rochingya."

But something needs to be done. According to Pasma, there are about 95,000 IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) in refugee camps with no help on the horizon.

"The government will not provide any assistance; nobody can get in to help them, and so they're starving to death," he explained. "It's very easy for humanitarian organizations to help the Rakhine because that's the dominant ethnic group.

"It's virtually impossible to get any assistance to the Rochingya."

And they've definitely tried. Pasma said Partners had teams on the ground in the past, trying to see how they could help both people groups.

"It became very clear to us that we could help the Rakhine people, and that was fine," said Pasma. "But any effort to help the Rochingya resulted in threats. It became a very dangerous place for our people to be if they tried to help the Rochingya."

Despite the danger, Partners is still seeking ways to send aid to the Rochingya. Click here to support their efforts.

Tensions between the two groups came to a head this summer. Three Rochingya men were arrested in May and later accused of raping and killing a Rakhine woman. Two of the men have reportedly been sentenced to death, and the third committed suicide while in detention. In June, hundreds of people attacked a bus, killing 10 Rochingya.

"There's a real hatred between the Rakhine people and the Rochingya," said Pasma. "And there's hatred from the Burmese against the Rochingya."

He explained that Burma's new constitution stripped the Rochingya of all citizenship.

"They are a people without a country, a people without any civil rights at all, and no country will take them," he states. "The Burmese government has said, 'These people are free to go, if anyone will take them'."

Pray that Burma's government would revise its policies to treat ethnic minorities in a more humane way. Pray that doors would open up for relief organizations to get access to the people in need.



Aung San Suu Kyi under fire for failing to back Burma’s Rohingyas

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 12:39 AM PST

Aung San Suu Kyi under fire for failing to back Burma's Rohingyas   November 6, 2012 By Jonathan Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is being accused of hypocrisy for refusing to take sides in the ongoing persecution of minority Muslim Rohingyas by majority Buddhist Burmans in the country's northwestern Rakhine state. Chided by a reporter for the British Broadcasting Corporation this past weekend for not using her status as a prodemocracy icon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate to condemn the persecution, Suu Kyi refused to budge.

"I know that people want me to take one side or the other, so both sides are displeased because I will not take a stand with them," she said.

Media and politicians in Muslim countries have been especially quick to accuse Suu Kyi of hypocrisy.

The Organization of Islamic Co-operation has labelled events in Rakhine state "a form of ethnic cleansing."

The organization's foreign ministers will meet in Djibouti next week to put together a program of aid and international political pressure on behalf of the Rohingyas.

Yet, as uncomfortable as it may be to witness the political hedging by Suu Kyi – who spent most of the last 20 years under various forms of detention and whose supporters were slaughtered and imprisoned in large numbers by the military regime – her stance is correct. Since she won election to the new civilian parliament in April, Suu Kyi has been picked to head the assembly's Committee on the Rule of Law and Stability.

This will not only be a key body in plotting the country's course through its still-tenuous transition from military rule to democracy, it will also deal with one of the central issues affecting the Rohingyas.

In 1982, the junta removed the Rohingyas' Burmese citizenship. Since then, they have been banned from travelling within the country without permission. Their lack of citizenship has made them prey to the whims of local military, police and officials.

One of the tasks of Suu Kyi's committee will be the framing of a new citizenship act, including the status of the Rohingyas.

This will affect the central government's relationship not only with the Rohingyas, but with all the other estimated 300 ethnic groups within Burma, many of which have mounted long-running armed insurrections against the military during the past five decades.

It would clearly be inappropriate for Suu Kyi to side with one group or another ahead of her committee's work.

About 200 people, mostly Rohingyas, have been killed, 100,000 displaced and over 10,000 homes burned in two waves of communal violence that started in June and reignited last month.

The violence began after a Rohingya man was accused of raping Rakhine Buddhist women.

The conflict has grown and spread, feeding on the centuries-long communal animosity that always lurks just under the surface in this region.

Efforts by Burma's new civilian president, Thein Sein, to control the situation by declaring a state of emergency and martial law have been only marginally successful.

Rohingya and non-governmental organizations report the soldiers frequently take the sides of the Rakhine Buddhists, and have many times fired indiscriminately on the Muslims.

Thousands of Rohingyas have tried to get over the border with neighbouring predominantly Muslim Bangladesh to join their compatriots in refugee camps.

In 1978, about 200,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh when the Burmese military tried to expel the entire population from Rakhine state.

In 1990-91, a further 250,000 trekked into Bangladesh when the military launched another campaign against them, including forced labour, summary executions, torture and rape.

Burma's 800,000 Rohingyas have been called by the United Nations "the world's most persecuted minority," but there are now signs of attacks on Muslims spreading to other parts of the country.

This is stoking fears that Burma, which began to emerge from more than 50 years of military rule only last year, faces a widespread conflict with its diverse Muslim community of up to six million people.

These clashes come at a sensitive time, not only for the political transition but also as Burma is trying to attract the foreign investment it so desperately needs after decades of international sanctions against a military junta that left it one of the least-developed countries in Southeast Asia.

The common excuse given by Burmese for persecuting the Rohingyas is that they are aliens imported as labourers by the British from what was Bengal, now Bangladesh.

The truth is a good deal more complex. What is now Rakh-ine state has been a point of friction between the people of South Asia – including the Rohingyas and their ancestors – and the Malay peoples of Southeast Asia for well over 1,000 years.

Rakhine, then called Arakan, was a predominantly Rohingya state within Bengal until 1784 when the army of Burmese king Budapawa invaded and seized the territory.

Many of the Rohingya fled, but returned after the British conquered Burma in 1824.

Since then, there have been countless attempts by the Bur-mans to expel or otherwise remove them.

jmanthorpe@vancouversun.com



Dr.Asri & Dr.Mujahid Pertahankan Nurul Izzah

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 02:40 AM PST


Asri bela Nurul Izzah
Bekas Mufti Perlis Prof Madya Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin membela Nurul Izzah Anwar kerana berdasarkan pemerhatian beliau menerusi rakaman video, kenyataan Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai itu mengatakan tidak boleh memaksa mana-mana pihak dalam beragama.

Menurutnya, kenyataan seumpama itu mungkin boleh memberi pelbagai reaksi.

"Beliau mengulas soalan mengenai kebebasan beragama. Di situ, mungkin berlaku salah tafsiran kerana ia tidak diterangkan dengan mendalam.

"Kerana itu, beliau telah menghubungi saya untuk menjelaskan maksud kenyataan tersebut.

"Selepas menonton video tersebut, boleh dirungkaikan kepada dua perkara iaitu pertama dari segi beragama dan kedua penghayatan agama Islam di mana tidak ada paksaan," katanya dipetik dariSinar Harian Online.

Baru-baru ini, sebuah laman portal melaporkan Naib Presiden PKR itu mengatakan rakyat tidak seharusnya dipaksa untuk mengamalkan agama tertentu dan ini juga termasuk kepada orang Melayu.

"Jika anda bertanya kepada saya, tidak ada paksaan dalam agama, bagaimana kamu boleh minta maaf, (kebebasan beragama) ini hanya terpakai kepada bukan Melayu, ia perlu terpakai secara sama rata," kata Nurul Izzah yang dipetik dari portal berita itu.

Nurul Izzah menafikan beliau meremehkan soal akidah atau mudah menerima orang Islam yang memilih untuk murtad seperti yang didakwa sesetengah pihak.

Beliau juga berasa kesal apabila ada pihak cuba memutarbelitkan kenyataannya berhubung isu paksaan dalam agama melibatkan masyarakat Melayu di negara ini.

Nurul Izzah juga semalam mengumumkan akan mengambil tindakan saman terhadap akhbar Utusan Malaysia dan Berita Harian kerana dikatakan memutarbelitkan kenyataannya-TMI.

Isu Izzah: Rumusan tidak bertanggungjawab, kata Dr Mujahid

SHAH ALAM - Tindakan mengaitkan kenyataan Naib Presiden PKR, Nurul Izzah Anwar berhubung "tiada paksaan dalam agama" seolah-olah menggalakkan gejala murtad adalah satu rumusan tidak bertanggungjawab.

Pengerusi Lajnah Perpaduan Nasional Pas Pusat, Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa berkata, kenyataan "tiada paksaan dalam agama" adalah prinsip kemuliaan Islam tetapi ini bukan bermakna ia menggalakkan kemurtadan.

"Mengaitkan prinsip ini dengan rela murtad menunjukkan kecelaruan pemikiran golongan sempit agama termasuklah sesiapa yang mengulangnya tanpa fahaman.

Saya ada dalam majlis itu sebagai pembicara.

"Kenyataan ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai itu dianggap seolah-olah menggalakkan kemurtadan adalah satu rumusan yang tidak bertanggungjawab," katanya dalam satu kenyataan, semalam.

Dr Mujahid merupakan antara panel yang hadir bersama-sama Nurul Izzah dalam forum Islamic State: Which version? Whose responsibility? di Subang Jaya Sabtu lalu.

Ahli Parlimen Parit Buntar ini berkata, Nurul Izzah dalam forum tersebut juga menyebut tentang perlunya pendidikan dan dakwah supaya agama Islam dipelihara.

"Tiada paksaan bukan bermakna orang Melayu sewenangnya memilih agama lain kerana Islam itu penghayatan. Itulah semangat ucapan Izzah apabila menjawab soalan dari peserta tentang 'no compulsion'," katanya.

Menurutnya, tindakan sesetengah pihak yang mengaitkan prinsip mulia 'tiada paksaan' sebagai promurtad telah mencemarkan nama baik Islam.

"Itu bukan apa yang diperkatakan oleh ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai," katanya
-SH


Projek-Projek MARRIS DUN Kampung Tunku 2012

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 12:15 AM PST


Starz Valley Nilai

Posted: 06 Nov 2012 11:38 PM PST

Malaysia Education Ministry is planning to develop Nilai as education hub in the future i.e., Malaysia would attract more than 15 medium or large size institutions at Nilai. Existing education institution at Nilai area:
1.          Inti International College
2.          Nilai International College
3.          Universiti SainsIslam Nilai (USIM)
4.          Kolej Universiti Islam Malaysia (KUIM)
5.          International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
6.          Etc


Celebrities Speak Up About Life

Posted: 06 Nov 2012 11:30 PM PST

Sometimes, When I Look At My Children, I say To myself, "Lillian, You Should Have Remained A Virgin."
- Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)

I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in
the Catalogue: "No good in a Bed, but fine against a Wall."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister and now wish to withdraw that statement..
- Mark Twain

The secret of a Good Sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible
- George Burns

Santa Claus has the Right Idea. Visit people only once a year.
- Victor Borge

Be Careful About Reading Health Books. You May Die Of A Misprint.
- Mark Twain

By all means, Marry. If you get a Good Wife, you'll become Happy; if you get a Bad One, you'll become a Philosopher.
- Socrates

I was Married by a Judge. I should have asked for a Jury.
- Groucho Marx

My Wife has a slight impediment in her Speech. Every now and then she stops to Breathe.
- Jimmy Durante

I have never hated a man enough to give his Diamonds back.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
 

Only Irish Coffee Provides In A Single Glass All Four Essential Food Groups: Alcohol, Caffeine, Sugar And Fat.
- Alex Levine

My Luck is so bad that if I bought a Cemetery, people would stop Dying.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Money can't buy you Happiness .... But it does bring you a More Pleasant Form Of Misery.
- Spike Milligan

Until I was Thirteen, I thought my Name was SHUT UP.
- Joe Namath

I don't Feel Old. I don't feel anything until Noon. Then it's time for my Nap.
- Bob Hope

I never drink Water because of the disgusting things that Fish do in it..
- W. C. Fields

We could certainly slow the Aging Process Down if it had to work its way through Congress.
- Will Rogers

Don't worry about avoiding Temptation. As you Grow Older, it will Avoid You.
- Winston Churchill
 

Maybe it's TRUE that Life Begins At Fifty... But everything else starts to WEAR OUT, FALL OUT, or SPREAD OUT.
- Phyllis Diller

By The Time A Man Is Wise Enough To Watch His Step, He's TOO OLD To Go Anywhere.
- Billy Crystal


And The Cardiologist's Diet: If It Tastes Good Spit It Out.


[VIDEO] Obama Kekal Presiden Amerika

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 12:16 AM PST


New York - Presiden Barack Obama berjaya mempertahankan jawatannya buat penggal kedua dengan memperoleh 281 undi pemilih - lebih 11 undi minimum yang diperlukan.

Obama yang dilihat ketinggalan di awal proses pengiraan undi, yang bermula sekitar jam 7 pagi tadi waktu Malaysia, melepasi garisan minimum 270 undi yang diperlukan kira-kira 12.20 tengah hari. Kedudukan itu meningkat kepada 281 kira-kira 20 minit kemudian dan dijangka mencecah paras 300 kerana ada negeri yang belum diketuai keputusan rasmi.

Pemilihan ini dilihat sebagai paling sengit dalam sejarah AS walaupun Obama menang dengan selesa empat tahun lalu dan muncul sebagai pemimpin kulit hitam pertama memenangi jawatan presiden pada 2008. Selain isu panas dan tiga debat nasional yang sengit, kedua-dua calon - Obama dan Mitt Romney, juga dilaporkan membelanjakan hampir RM6 bilion kali ini.

Di peringkat awal pengiraan undi, Romney yang mula dengan 'bergaya' dan mendahului Obama beberapa kali sepanjang lima jam yang lalu, memperoleh 203 undi pemilih.

UNDI PEMILIH:
Barack Obama: 281
Mitt Romney: 203

UNDI POPULAR: (Undi membabitkan 47 daripada 51 negeri/wilayah)
Barack Obama: 46,088,635 (49.2%)
Mitt Romney: 46,299,165 (49.4%)
Lain: 1,367,862 (1.5)

Laporan CNN menyebut Obama memenangi pemilihan kali ini, yang menyaksikan AS jelas berpecah dua, dengan gelombang sokongan kumpulan minoriti, wanita dan golongan moderat untuk kekal di White House buat penggal kedua.

Malah laporan CNN juga menyebut Obama mengatasi Romney dengan menyapu kejayaan di Ohio. Kejayaan di negeri itu memberikannya undi pemilih 271 berbanding 201 bagi Romney.

Sebaik sahaja Obama memperoleh sejumlah undi pemilih itu, penyokong presiden 'tenggelam' dalam arus kegembiraan di ibu pejabat parti Demokrat di Chicago, negeri kelahiran pemimpin itu.

Obama juga menang di Pennsylvania, Wisconsin dan Iowa - yang memberi tekanan ke atas Romney.

Bagaimanapun dari segi undi popular, Romney masih di depan. Beliau menguasai 49.4 peratus berbanding Obama 49.2 peratus.

Obama mengumpulkan 46,088,635 undi manakala Romney 46,299,165 undi. Calon bebas memperoleh 1,367,862 undi.

Keputusan empat negeri masih belum habis dikira. Ini termasuklah Florida yang menyediakan 29 undi pemilih.


Speed Hump A Hindrance – StarMetro – 6 November, 2012

Posted: 06 Nov 2012 09:45 PM PST

This article on the speed hump issue outside my house was reported by Fazleena Aziz of StarMetro. The following is my response to several points that Dorothy Cheong raised in the article which was not exactly what transpired between us. She is the ahli majlis MPAJ for Zone 20 of which Pandan Perdana is part of.

In the two email responses to my complaints, she neither suggested any meeting nor ways to resolve this issue. So when she said that she "had asked the two groups of residents to have a discussion about it", that is not true. She did nothing of that sort.

All the while, she was only interested in maintaining the hump by telling me that it was built at the requests of residents and that she believed "people of my situation" would welcome it as it is for my safety and that of other residents and that I should view this in a positive manner.

I found that statement patronising. How would she know what "people of my situation" go through every day to come to that conclusion? Likewise the MPAJ officer I spoke to earlier parroted the same answer and asked me why I do not like the hump which is for my safety.

In my response to Dorothy Cheong, I told her off for assuming that "people of my situation" would welcome the hump. She never even bothered to meet me to see for herself my safety concerns. I also told her that I have no faith in her as the ahli majlis. It was then that ADUN for Teratai Jenice Lee suggested that MPAJ initiate a meeting to resolve this issue.

Dorothy Cheong was wrong and arrogant to say that it is only one person's complaint. She must have forgotten that another neighbour went to her office to make a complaint against the hump as well and then went back again to check on the progress of her complaint.

Even if there is only one complainant, the matter should be looked into seriously as it involves the accessibility issue of a disabled person. By making that statement, did she mean that the rights of the minority are not relevant? Is it all right to use the might of the majority to trample over the minority?

There is the matter of residents being asked to sign a petition to support the hump on 24 September, twelve days after it was built, which contradicts her statement that the request was made by 10 residents in July. If MPAJ had already accepted the requests, why the need for the petition after the hump was built?

To date, she has not addressed the issue on why neither the three house owners whose properties facing the hump were not consulted nor their consent sought. Do we not have a say in this matter as the parties most affected? Why was a meeting not called in the first place before the construction to avoid all these problems?

It was only after being interviewed by the press that she suggested moving the hump subject to the agreement of the residents who requested for it. The truth is that she has never conveyed this "option" to any of us complainants before.

Like Wuan rightly pointed out, it is preposterous that we have to ask for their permission to remove the hump when our permission was never sought before they built it outside our house. What kind of logic and procedure is this? Where is justice where our rights are concerned?

This article on the speed hump outside my house appeared in StarMetro on 6 November, 2012
Click on image for larger version.

Related posts:

  1. Penduduk Bantah Binaan Bonggol – Berita Harian – 19 October, 2012
  2. The Day I Got Humped
  3. Inaccessible Pandan Perdana/Letter To MPAJ – Update #1
  4. Labour Day Morning With YB Yap Soo Sun
  5. Taklimat Draf Rancangan Tempatan MPAJ


AES劫贫济富

Posted: 06 Nov 2012 09:43 PM PST

联邦政府在今年四月通过媒体公布将于今年6月实验性落实自动执法系统(Automated Enforcement System,简称AES),并且将会在9月全国性落实AES,并且将会在831个车祸黑点装置超过1000家电眼。 陆路交通局总监苏拉末哈山今年4月接受媒体访问时说有关计划将耗资大约8亿令吉,全数由两家承包商,即合约Beta Tegap私人有限公司和ATES 私人有限公司负责。这两家承包商是以承建-操作-转移(或Build-Operate-Transfer,简称BOT)的方式经营这项合约。BOT也是联邦政府过去数十年在各阶层政府所运用的私营化模式。 苏拉末哈山也说,AES是早在2006年内阁推出公路安全大蓝图时就已经提到。当时政府认为必须推行电子执法系统,以便能够有效地执行交通规则,减少意外伤亡。 当局从今年4月通过媒体公布落实AES,直到最近全面落实AES


Man who bit cop will plead guilty

Posted: 06 Nov 2012 09:19 PM PST


VIDEO INSIDE
A man who bit a policeman in a scuffle at a roadblock says he will plead guilty as it will save time and money.
A man who bit a policeman in a scuffle said he will plead guilty as it will save him time and money.
Last Sunday, Tan Chong Yean, 28, was pulled up at a roadblock for cutting a queue. Tan did not admit to jumping the queue and the police told him that if he had complaints he can tell the court about it. Suddenly, Tan found himself being kicked and the second time when he was kicked, he managed to get hold of a policeman's leg. He was then punched and fell to the ground.
"The situation was quite chaotic, there were about four policemen involved and I wasn't sure who it was who held me, and who it was who handcuffed and pressed me down to the ground. "After I was handcuffed, I couldn't really move and as the handcuffs were too tight, I asked for the handcuffs to be loosened, but was ignored. I was dizzy by then and found myself biting one of the policemen but I wasn't sure which part exactly that I bit," Tan said.
Tan was brought to the Petaling Jaya traffic police station and later to the Tun HS Lee police station and also the Dang Wangi police station. At all three police stations he was denied the right to lodge a police report. The next day he was charged at the Kuala Lumpurmagistrate's court.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said that Tan is going to plead guilty under the Penal Code (section 353) which reads: "Using criminal force to deter a public servant from executing his duty."
"Although he is unhappy with his predicament, since he lives in Mantin and the case is in Kuala Lumpur, it is only going to cost him his time, money in hiring a lawyer and accommodation. Also, if Tan were to plead guilty, hopefully he would only be fined and not imprisoned. We also hope for eyewitnesses who were there taking pictures or videos to post them on the Internet to illustrate the real situation," Lim said.


ဘာသာေပါင္းစံုခ်စ္ၾကည္ေရးနဲ႔ ရခုိင္ေဒသျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး အတြက္လားရိႈးသိန္းေအာင္ ရဲ႕ သီခ်င္း “Our Buddhist Country ငါတို႔ ဗုဒၶ နိုင္ငံ”

Posted: 06 Nov 2012 09:04 PM PST

ဘာသာေပါင္းစံုခ်စ္ၾကည္ေရးနဲ႔ ရခုိင္ေဒသျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး အတြက္ နာမည္ၾကီးအဆိုေတာ္ လားရိႈးသိန္းေအာင္ ရဲ႕ သီခ်င္း



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