Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Beauty Of Islam By Yusuf Islam

The Beauty Of Islam By Yusuf Islam


The Beauty Of Islam By Yusuf Islam

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 07:48 AM PDT

TG Nik Aziz Pilih Untuk Beriktikaf Di Masjid, Tidak Berehat Di Hotel

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 11:33 AM PDT


Alkisah To Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat dari Seorang Sahabat..

Dah lama teringin berjumpa depan mata dengan beliau. Selalu lihat di dalam media sahaja. Kini sesosok tubuhnya sedang baring di hadapanku, tempat ia menjadi imam di masjid berhampiran rumahnya. Mungkin ini masanya beliau berehat sebentar selesai urusannya di siang hari. Beliau iktikaf di sini.

Hajat di hati ingin bersalam dan berborak dengan beliau, namun lihat keletihan beliau, hati kata "tunggu hingga beliau bangun".

Saya, warga Kuala Lumpur, kagum pada beliau, Menteri Besar Kelantan, Dato' Seri Nik Aziz Nik Mat. Alhamdulillah, perjalanan dari KL tidak sia2 bertemu ulama'.

[Kredit to syahirul.com] p/s Ganjaran untuk orang beriktikaf adalah selama mana dia duduk dalam masjid akan mendapat rahmat Allah dan walaupun ia sengaja tidur (dengan niat beriktikaf) maka akan tetap mendapat pahala yang berterusan.

Diriwayatkan oleh Imam Al-Bukhari yang bermaksud:-

Dari Abi Hurairah Radiallahu-Anhu ia berkata, sabda Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, "Apabila sesorang itu sudah berwudhu dengan sempurna dan berjalan ke masjid dengan niat semata-mata hendak bersembahyang, maka setiap langkah yang dilaluinya itu akan mendapat pahala dan menghapuskan satu dosanya.

Kalau dia beriktikaf pula dalam masjid (dengan ada wudhu) selepas selesai sembahyang, para malaikat berdoa kehadrat Allah Subhanahu Wataala memohon ampun untuknya. Dan selagi dia beriktikaf di dalam masjid menunggu untuk bersembahyang, dia akan terus menerus mendapat pahala seolah-olah dia itu sedang sibuk melakukan sembahyang".

ETHNIC CLEANSING OF MUSLIMS IN MYANMAR

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 07:16 AM PDT

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ETHNIC CLEANSING OF MUSLIMS IN MYANMAR

Source: Singapore Strait Time Newpaper

 

 

 

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Penggantian paip air baru di Sungai Way akhirnya berjalan

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 06:07 AM PDT

Satu taklimat akan diadakan pada pukul 8 malam di Dewan Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) Kampung Baru Seri Setia (Sungai Way) pada 27 Mac 2013 di mana Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) akan memberi taklimat kepada penduduk-penduduk kampung tentang program penggantian paip air baru di kampung berkenaan. Kampung Baru Seri Setia atau Kampung Baru Sungai Way merupakan sebuah kampung

Open letter to Myanmar President to change the SOP facilitating the Terrorist Buddhists to commit atrocities undercove of 144 Night Curfew

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 06:01 AM PDT

Dear President U Thein Sein,

Please may you kindly review your SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) for the Police, Riot Police and Military regarding to the Curfew 144 and Night Restricting Order to stay indoors.

Starting from the Rakhine Riots up to recent Meikhtila Atrocities and followup ongoing Ethnic Cleansing of Muslims and Islamic Religious places in various town and villages through out Myanmar, this curfew order is obliviously exclusive meant strictly for Muslims only and not for the Buddhist and Rakhine mobs who are free to roam across the villages and towns looting, destroying the Muslim properties and killing Muslims. (Actually during the Taung Oo Riots, we got the reports of soldiers and mobs leveling the Masjids during the nights under curfew.)Various Security Forces: Police, Riot Police and Military and Nasakha (Border Security forces) used to give tactic support protecting the Buddhist mobs to continue all the atrocities on Muslims in those effected areas.

The Curfew 144 and Night Restricting Order had given them the right to arrest or shoot and kill the Muslims only.

I hereby humbly informed Mr. President that according to the UN and Internationally accepted norms at ICC or International Criminal Court:

Omission of Duty to stop Hate Speeches, Hate Mongers and Mobs against Muslims of Myanmar by your government is regarded as a crime . This is called the Omission of Duty and it is crime under the law.

And as it is obvious that the Hate Speeches by Hate Mongers and ATROCITIES of Mobs against Muslims of Myanmar were done or at least protected by people affiliated to the ruling party and hardliners in Military, your government is responsible according to International Law . According to Command Responsibility Laws of  Yamashita standard or the Medina standard or superior responsibility you all could be held responsible at the ICC later.

So please kindly change your inefficient attitude in controlling your fellow Buddhist Terrorists and if you could not control them  you WOULD BE LIABLE to be prosecuted at ICC for continue to avoid your responsibility as a President.

You should just hand over the Myanmar Tatmadaw to control back the WHOLE MYANMAR to avoid those responsibilities.

 

Thanking your honour
Yours Humbly

 

Myanmar Muslims in Distress


TK1M - Takut Kalah 1 Malaysia, Fenomena Baru Najib Enggan Bubar Parlimen

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 08:25 AM PDT


Naib Presiden PAS, Datuk Mahfuz Omar secara sinis mengucapkan tahniah kepada Perdana Menteri, Datuk Najib Razak kerana melancarkan 'Takut Kalah 1 Malaysia (TK1M).

Mahfuz mendakwa, Najib enggan membubarkan Parlimen kerana sangat takut hilang jawatan dan kuasa jika kalah pada Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13 (PRU13).

Sehinggakan kata Mahfuz, Najib sanggup mebiarkan Dewan Undangan Negeri Sembilan tamat tempohnya pada hari ini.

"Tahniah kepada Perdana Menteri kerana berjaya melancarkan secara tidak langsung satu lagi projek atau program 1 Malaysia iaitu Takut Kalah 1 Malaysia.

"Dun-dun dan Parlimen akan terbubar dengan sendiri, sesuatu yang tidak pernah berlaku dalam sejarah politik negara kita.

Najib takut untuk di'report kad'kan oleh rakyat," katanya kepada Harakahdaily hari ini.

Parlimen akan terbubar secara automatik pada 28 April depan.

Manakala pada 7 April (Pahang), 22 April (Selangor), 24 April (Perak), 26 April (Melaka), 28 April (Perlis dan Kelantan), 29 April (Sabah), 2 Mei (Penang dan Kedah) dan 5 April (Terengganu). -HD

ျမန္မာျပည္မွ မ်က္ကန္းမ်ဳိးခ်စ္ဗုဒၶ၀ါဒ

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 04:59 AM PDT

ျမန္မာျပည္မွ မ်က္ကန္းမ်ဳိးခ်စ္ဗုဒၶ၀ါဒ
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ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမြတ္စ္လင္မ္မ်ားကို လူမ်ဳိးေရးႏွိပ္ကြပ္မႈသည္
ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအား မ်ဳိးျဖဳတ္သတ္ျဖတ္မႈအဆင့္သို႕တြန္းပို႕ေနျခင္း
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ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံျပင္ပ၌ရိွေနသူမ်ားအဖို႕ ၂၀၀၇ ခုႏွစ္၊ ေရႊ၀ါေရာင္အေရးေတာ္ပံု မွ ေထရ၀ါဒ ရဟန္းသံဃာတို႕၏ ပံုရိပ္ထုတ္လႊင့္ခ်က္မ်ားကို ယေန႕တိုင္ အမွတ္ရေနဆဲ။ ဘာသာေရးကိုင္းရႈိင္းၾကေသာ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ျပည္သူတို႕၏အားေပးေထာက္ခံမႈျဖင့္ ယင္းသံဃာေတာ္မ်ားသည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမွဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားအေပၚ ရိုက္ခတ္ေနေသာ စီးပြားေရးအၾကပ္အတည္းမ်ားေျပလည္ေစေရးအလို႕ငွာ ရန္ကုန္၊ မႏၱေလး ႏွင့္ ပခုကၠဴ ၿမိဳ႕မ်ား၏လမ္းေပၚတြင္ ေမတၱာႏွင့္စာနာမႈတရားထားရိွေရးေၾကြးေၾကာ္ခဲ့ၾကျခင္းကို ျမင္ေယာင္ေနဆဲ။ ဗလာေျခက်င္းအစံုျဖင့္ သံဃာေတာ္တို႕၏ အစိုးရအဖြဲ႕အား ရဲရဲေတာက္ဆန္႕က်င္ဆႏၵျပမႈက ဗုဒၶ၀ါဒတင့္တယ္မႈစံနမူနာတစ္ရပ္၊

၄င္းျပင္ ေရွးယဥ္ေက်းမႈအေမြခံဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ား၏ ႏိုးထမႈျမင္ကြင္းတစ္ရပ္၊ ၄င္းျပင္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ဟူသည္ သတိသမၸဇဥ္ၿမဲၿမံေသာဘ၀ျဖင့္ အျခားသာသနာ၀င္မ်ားအေပၚ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးနည္းလမ္း ျဖန္႕ခင္းေပးၾကကုန္ေသာ – ခ်စ္စဖြယ္ေကာင္းေသာ – ေဖာ္ေရြတတ္ကုန္ေသာ လူမ်ဳိး ဆိုသည့္ အျမင္တစ္ရပ္အား ကိုယ္စားျပဳႏိုင္ခဲ့ၾကသည္။

သို႕ေသာ္ ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ႏွစ္တြင္မူ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ရခိုင္လူမ်ဳိးတို႕၏တိုက္ခိုက္မႈေၾကာင့္ မိမိတို႕၏ေနရင္းဌာနီမွာပင္ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းသို႕ ေရႊ႕ေျပာင္းေနထိုင္ေနရၿပီး အစာေရစာငတ္ျပတ္မႈကို ႀကံဳေတြ႕ေနေသာ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမြတ္စ္လင္မ္တို႕ထံ အစၥလာမ္ႏိုင္ငံမ်ားမွ စားနပ္ရိကၡာမ်ားေပးပို႕ေထာက္ပံ့သည့္အေပၚ ေျပာင္ေျပာင္တင္းတင္း ကန္႕ကြက္ဆႏၵျပေနသူမ်ားမွာ ဤသကၤန္းၿခံဳသံဃာေတာ္မ်ားပင္ ျဖစ္ေနျခင္းကို ကမာၻတစ္၀ွန္းမွ မယံုႏိုင္စရာ ေတြ႕ျမင္ခဲ့ၾကရေလသည္။ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာတို႕သည္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအေနာက္ဖက္ျခမ္း အာရကန္ ဟု ေက်ာ္ၾကားေသာ ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္အတြင္း လူဦးေရ တစ္သန္းခန္႕ရိွသည့္ လူနည္းစုမ်ား ျဖစ္ၾကသည္။ ယင္းရိုဟင္ဂ်ာတို႕ကို ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ မ်က္ကန္းမ်ဳိးခ်စ္မ်ားမွ မ်ဳိးျဖဳတ္သုတ္သင္မႈအရိွန္ျမင့္လာျခင္းသည္ လူသားခ်င္းစာနာမႈႏွင့္စပ္လ်ဥ္းေသာ အျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာျပႆနာ တစ္ခု ျဖစ္လာသည္။ ၁၉၅၄ ခုႏွစ္၊ ၀န္ႀကီးခ်ဳပ္ဦးႏု၏ ဒီမိုကရက္တစ္အစိုးရမွ တိုင္းရင္းသားအျဖစ္ တရား၀င္အသိအမွတ္ျပဳထားေသာ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာတို႕ကို တိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ဳိးႏြယ္စုစာရင္းမွ ပယ္ဖ်က္ရန္ စစ္အစိုးရပိုင္းက တစိုက္မတ္မတ္ ျပဳလုပ္ဖန္တီးလ်က္ရိွသည္။ ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္၊ ဇြန္လမွ စတင္၍ လြန္ခဲ့ေသာလမ်ားအထိ အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈမ်ားေၾကာင့္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာလူမ်ဳိးစု ၉၀ % မက အသက္ဆံုးရႈံးမႈ၊ ဥစၥာပစၥည္းမ်ား ဖ်က္ဆီးခံရျခင္း၊ ရြာလံုးကၽြတ္ အဓမၼေရႊ႕ေျပာင္းေစျခင္း စသည္တို႕ကို ခံစားေနၾကရသည္။ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာတို႕အား ဦးတည္လ်က္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံလံုၿခံဳေရးတပ္ဖြဲ႕မ်ား၏ ေက်ာေထာက္ေနာက္ခံျပဳေပးမႈျဖင့္ သတ္ျဖတ္ျခင္း၊ မီးေလာင္တိုက္သြင္းျခင္း၊ အေၾကာင္းမဲ့ ဆူပူဖ်က္ဆီးေသာင္းက်န္းျခင္း တို႕မွာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအေနာက္ျခမ္းတစ္ခြင္၌ မေရတြက္ႏိုင္ေလာက္ေအာင္ တစ္စစ မ်ားျပားလာသည္ကို ေတြ႕ေနရေပသည္။

လြန္ခဲ့သည့္ႏွစ္အနည္းငယ္အတြင္း ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ေထရ၀ါဒ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားအၾကား လူမ်ဳိးေရးမုန္းတီးမႈ၀ါဒအႏၱရာယ္မွာ အရိွန္အဟုန္ျပင္းစြာ ေပၚထြက္လာခဲ့သည္။ ထိုသူတို႕မွ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမြတ္စ္လင္မ္ လူမ်ဳိးႏြယ္တစ္စုလံုး ႏွင္ထုတ္ႏိုင္ေရး၊ ဖ်က္ဆီးေရး၌ ပါ၀င္အားျဖည့္လ်က္ ရိွၾက၏။ ဗုဒၶဘာသာျမန္မာမ်ဳိးခ်စ္ဟူေသာ အမည္ကို အသံုးျပဳ၍ ရက္စက္ယုတ္မာမႈမ်ား ျဖစ္ပြားေစျခင္းသည္ ေမတၱာ၀ါဒႏွင့္ မည္သို႕မွ် သဟဇာတ မျဖစ္ေပ။ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ရခိုင္တို႕သည္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာကေလးငယ္မ်ားကို သူတို႕၏မိဘမ်ား၊ မိသားစု၀င္မ်ား မ်က္ေမွာက္မွာပင္ အရွင္လတ္လတ္ မီးပံုထဲ ပစ္သြင္းသတ္ျဖတ္ျခင္းအထိ ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ၾကသည္။ ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္၊ ဇြန္လ ၃ ရက္ေန႕တြင္ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕အေနာက္ဖက္ မိုင္ ၂၀၀ အကြာရိွ ေတာင္ကုတ္ၿမိဳ႕၌ ဘာသာေရးခရီးထြက္လာေသာ မြတ္စ္လင္မ္ ခရီးသည္ ၁၀ ဦးကို ခရီးသည္တင္ကားေပၚမွဆြဲခ်ၿပီး ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ လူ ၁၀၀ ေက်ာ္မွ မေသမခ်င္း ရိုက္ႏွက္သတ္ျဖတ္မႈလည္း ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့သည္။ ယင္းရာဇ၀တ္မႈကို ေန႕ခင္းေၾကာင္ေတာင္ ဥပေဒလက္လွမ္းမီေသာ ေနရာတြင္ ေျပာင္ေျပာင္တင္းတင္း က်ဴးလြန္ခဲ့ၾကျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။

အံၾသစရာေကာင္းလွသည့္ကိစၥတစ္ခုမွာ အထက္ျမန္မာျပည္မွ ျမန္မာလူမ်ဳိးအမ်ားစု(အားလံုးနီးပါး)တို႕သည္ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ႏိုင္ငံႏွင့္ကပ္လ်က္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအေနာက္ပိုင္း ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္အတြင္း၌သာ အေနမ်ားၾကေသာ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာလူမ်ဳိး တစ္ေယာက္တစ္ေလကိုမွ် မျမင္ဖူး၊ မႀကံဳဆံုဖူးၾကပါဘဲလ်က္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာဆန္႕က်င္ေရးမ်က္ကန္းမ်ဳိးခ်စ္မ်ား ျဖစ္ေနၾကျခင္းပင္။

မ်က္ကန္းမ်ဳိးခ်စ္အသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္းတစ္ခုတြင္ ျပင္ပကြာဟခ်က္လကၡဏာျဖစ္ေသာ ဘာသာစကား၊ ဘာသာေရး၊ ယဥ္ေက်းမႈ ႏွင့္ အဆင့္အတန္းတို႕ကို အလြန္အကဲ ဇာခ်ဲ႕တတ္ၾကသည္။ အာရွတစ္လႊားမွ လူမ်ဳိးခြဲျခားမႈတို႕ကို ဆန္းစစ္ၾကည့္ေသာအခါ အသားအေရာင္ကိစၥ အေပၚ အဓိက မထားတတ္ၾကေခ်။ သို႕ေသာ္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ားမွာေတာ့ အသားမည္းသည့္လူမ်ဳိးႏြယ္ျဖစ္ၾကရာ ၄င္းတို႕အား ဘဂၤလီကုလား ဟု အမည္ဖ်က္ေခၚဆိုေလ့ရိွၾကသည္။

မြတ္စ္လင္မ္တို႕ထံ ဦးတည္ေသာ ခက္ထန္သည့္အမုန္းတရားႏွင့္ဖိႏွိပ္ျခင္း တို႕က အားႏြဲ႕သူကိုကူညီလိုသည့္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္လူေကာင္းသူမြန္မ်ား အထိပင္ ကူးစက္လာေတာ့သည္။ ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္၊ ေအာက္တိုဘာလတြင္ ေဒသခံဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ရခိုင္လူမ်ဳိးစစ္စစ္တစ္ဦးမွာ " က်ေနာ္ သစၥာေဖာက္ ေလာက္ေကာင္ " ဟူေသာ ဆိုင္းဘုတ္ကိုခ်ိတ္လ်က္ လူ႕ျမင္ကြင္း၌ သိကၡာခ်၊ ေစာ္ကား၊ ဒဏ္ခတ္မႈကို ခံခဲ့ရသည္။ မည္သည့္ျပစ္မႈကို က်ဴးလြန္၍ ထိုသို႕ ျပဳရပါသနည္း ? ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာတစ္ဦးအား ကုန္ပစၥည္းေရာင္းခ်ေပးျခင္းေၾကာင့္ ဟူ၏။

အေရွ႕တိုင္းသုေတသီ အေနာက္ႏိုင္ငံသားတို႕သည္ လက္နက္ကိုင္ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္တို႕၏ ယုတ္မာရက္စက္မႈကိုလည္းေကာင္း၊ ဗုဒၶဘာသာကို ႏိုင္ငံေရးအယူအဆသဖြယ္ ပရိယာယ္လက္နက္တစ္ရပ္အျဖစ္ အသံုးခ်သြတ္သြင္းေလသည္ကိုလည္းေကာင္း ၾကားသိရေလတိုင္း ဗုဒၶဘာသာမွာ ခုတံုးအလုပ္ခံရဆံုး၀ါဒ ဟူ၍ မွတ္ယူသြားၾကကုန္၏။ ဗုဒၶ၀ါဒ၏ ပံုရိပ္မွာ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းမႈ၊ ေထာက္ထားညွာတာတတ္သည့္ အေျခခံဘာသာေရးလမ္းစဥ္ အျဖစ္ ထင္ရွားေက်ာ္ၾကားလွသည္။ သို႕ပင္သို႕ျငား ေရွးေဟာင္းအိႏိၵယတိုက္ငယ္ရိွ အာေသာကအင္ပါယာ မွသည္ ကိုလိုနီေခတ္မတိုင္မီ သီရိလကၤာ ကၽြန္းဆြယ္ရိွ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ ပေဒသရာဇ္မင္းဆက္မ်ားအထိလည္းေကာင္း၊ ခမာ ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာဘုရင္မ်ားအနက္မွလည္းေကာင္း အခ်ဳိ႕သည္ ဘာသာေရးအေၾကာင္းျပ၍ စစ္ဆင္ခဲ့ျခင္း တို႕မွာ ေဖာ္ျပပါအႏွစ္သာရႏွင့္ ဆန္႕က်င္ဖက္ျဖစ္သြားခဲ့သည္။

ကြဲျပားျခားနားေသာ ယံုၾကည္မႈ၊ အဆင့္အတန္း၊ မ်ဳိးႏြယ္စုမ်ား အတူယွဥ္တြဲေနထိုင္ၾကေသာ မည္သည့္လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အစည္း၌မဆို မလိုလားမႈမ်ား ျဖစ္ေပၚလာေလ့ရိွသည္ခ်ည္းျဖစ္၏။ သုိ႕ရာတြင္ အုပ္စုစြဲ၏အေျဖမွာ မ်ဳိးျဖဳတ္သုတ္သင္မႈ မျဖစ္ရေခ်။ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္မွ အသိမွားရိုက္သြင္းမႈ ႏွင့္ အင္အားသံုးႀကိဳးကိုင္မႈေၾကာင့္ဟု ေယဘူယ်အားျဖင့္ ခန္႕မွန္းမိေပသည္။ ကမာၻတစ္၀ွန္းမွ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ဒီမိုကေရစီတန္ဖိုးတို႕သည္ ကနဦးပိုင္းက တံခါးပိတ္၀ါဒမ်ားကို ေက်ာ္လႊားေဖာက္ထြင္း၀င္ေရာက္လာေသာအခါ ျမန္မာ့လူထုႏွင့္ႏိုင္ငံေရးအသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္းမ်ားက ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏နာမည္ႀကီးဖိတ္ေခၚခ်က္ျဖစ္ေသာ " စိတ္ဓါတ္ျပဳျပင္ေရး " က႑အား ထင္ထင္ရွားရွား မျပဳလုပ္ၾကေခ်။ ၄င္းအစား ပ်က္လုိဖ်က္ဆီး မ်က္ကန္းမ်ဳိးခ်စ္၀ါဒဖက္သို႕ ဦးလွည့္သြားသျဖင့္ ဥစၥာပစၥည္း၊ ေျမယာ၊ လူမ်ဳိးႏွင့္ဘာသာ၏ သန္႕စင္မႈမ်ား ပ်က္စီးဆံုးရႈံးမည့္အေရးကို စိုးရိမ္ရေပသည္။

ျမန္မာအာဏာပိုင္မွလည္း ႏိုင္ငံပိုင္သတင္းစာမ်ား၊ လူမႈမီဒီယာ၀က္ဘ္ဆိုဒ္မ်ား၊ သမၼတရံုး၏ေဖ့ဘြတ္စာမ်က္ႏွာမ်ားမွတဆင့္ နည္းလမ္းအမ်ဳိးမ်ဳိးသံုးကာ မိမိ၏လူထုအတြင္း အစၥလာမ္ေၾကာက္ေရာဂါကို ထည့္သြင္းလိုက္ၾကသည္။ ႏိုင္ငံတကာမီဒီယာအသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္း၏ နယ္နမိတ္ထဲအထိ ေဖာက္၀င္လာသည့္ ျမန္မာဘာသာသံုးလူမႈေရးမီဒီယာဆိုဒ္မ်ားတြင္လည္း မုန္းတီးေရးလႈံ႕ေဆာ္မႈမ်ား တင္းၾကမ္းျပည့္လ်က္ ရိွေနသည္။ လက္သစ္တံခါးဖြင့္၀ါဒက်င့္သံုးေနေသာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတြင္းရိွ ေရပန္းအစားဆံုးမီဒီယာ၀က္ဘ္ဆိုဒ္တြင္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာအပါအ၀င္ မတရားခံေနရသည့္ မြတ္စ္လင္မ္တို႕၏ ဂရပ္ဖစ္ပံုမ်ားကို တင္ဆက္ျခင္းျဖင့္လည္း ျပည္တြင္းျပည္ပႏွစ္ဌာနလံုးမွ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္အင္တာနက္အသံုးျပဳသူမ်ားထံမွ ၾသဘာသံကို ခံယူေနသည္ကို ေတြ႕ေနရသည္။ ဤ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ ဖက္ဆစ္၀ါဒယိမ္းေသြးခြဲ၀ါဒီ တုိ႕မွ ျမွင့္တင္ေနေသာ လိႈင္းဂယက္အား ထုတ္ေဖာ္ေ၀ဖန္ရဲသည့္ ျမန္မာလူမ်ဳိးအခ်ဳိ႕၊ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးလႈပ္ရွားသူမ်ားႏွင့္ ဂ်ာနယ္လစ္မ်ားကို ျပစ္တင္ရႈတ္ခ်ျခင္း၊ အြန္လိုင္းေပၚမွျခိမ္းေခ်ာက္ျခင္း၊ အမုန္းပြားေစျခင္း ပို၍ မ်ားျပားလာသည္။ စာနယ္ဇင္းသမားတို႕သည္ လက္ရိွေသာင္းက်န္းမႈမ်ားအေပၚ ျပစ္တင္ရႈတ္ခ်သည့္ အေၾကာင္းရပ္မ်ားကို ေဖာ္ျပေလတိုင္း ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသားမ်ားထံမွ ေဒါသတႀကီး ႏွင့္ မေနမနားတုန္႕ျပန္ေသာ အီးေမးလ္မ်ား တသီတတန္းႀကီး ရရိွေနေၾကာင္း ဆိုၾကသည္။

၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္၊ ဒီဇင္ဘာ ၉ ရက္ေန႕တြင္ အလ္ ဂ်ာဇီးရားမွ ထုတ္လႊင့္တင္ဆက္သည့္ သတင္းမွတ္တမ္း၌ – အျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာ မ်ဳိးျဖဳတ္သုတ္သင္မႈေလ့လာေရးပညာရွင္မ်ားအဖြဲ႕ဥကၠဌ ႏွင့္ ထိပ္တန္းကၽြမ္းက်င္သူတစ္ဦးျဖစ္ေသာ ပေရာ္ဖက္ဆာ ၀ီလီယံ ရွားဘာ့စ္က ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ားအား အၾကမ္းဖက္ခြဲထုတ္ေနျခင္းကို မ်ဳိးျဖဳတ္သုတ္သင္မႈအျဖစ္ သတ္မွတ္ေဖာ္ျပခဲ့သည္။
" လူသားေတြရဲ႕သားသမီးေမြးဖြားျခင္းကို ကန္႕သတ္တာ – သူတို႕ရဲ႕ကိုယ္ပိုင္သေကၤတ နဲ႕သမိုင္းကို ျငင္းပယ္ဖို႕ ႀကိဳးစားတာ – သူတို႕ရဲ႕တည္ရိွေနမႈကို မျမင္ခ်င္တာ – သူတို႕ရဲ႕ေနရာမွာေနထိုင္ဖို႕အခြင့္အေရးကို တရား၀င္ျငင္းပယ္တာ – ဒါေတြအားလံုးဟာ ေပါ့ေပါ့တန္တန္ကိစၥမ်ဳိး မဟုတ္တဲ့အတြက္ မ်ဳိးျဖဳတ္သုတ္သင္ျခင္းဆိုတဲ့ေ၀ါဟာရကို ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႕က မလႊဲမေရွာင္သာ သံုးႏႈန္းရေတာ့မယ့္ အခ်က္ေပးသံ ျဖစ္ေနပါၿပီ " ဟု သူက ေျပာၾကားလိုက္သည္။

မ်ဳိးျဖဳတ္သုတ္သင္ျခင္းရာဇ၀တ္မႈဆိုင္ရာ ကာကြယ္ေရးႏွင့္စီရင္ေရး ကုလသမဂၢပဋိညာဥ္ ( ၁၉၅၁၊ ဇႏၷ၀ါရီလ၊ ၁၂ ရက္ ) ၌ ဤသို႕ေဖာ္ျပထားသည္။

" ေအာက္ေဖာ္ျပပါအခ်က္အလက္မ်ားအနက္ တစ္စိတ္တစ္ေဒသကိုျဖစ္ေစ၊ အားလံုးကိုျဖစ္ေစ ႏိုင္ငံ ၊ လူမ်ဳိးႏြယ္၊ လူမ်ဳိးေရး သို႕မဟုတ္ ဘာသာေရးအုပ္စုတစ္ခုအေပၚ တမင္သက္သက္ႀကံစည္ဖ်က္ဆီးေသာ မည္သည့္လုပ္ရပ္မ်ားကိုမဆို ယခု ပဋိညာဥ္၌ မ်ုဳိးျဖဳတ္သုတ္သင္ျခင္း ဟူ၍ ဖြင့္ဆိုသတ္မွတ္သည္။
(က) အုပ္စုတစ္ရပ္ရပ္၏လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အစည္း၀င္တို႕အား သတ္ျဖတ္ျခင္း
(ခ) အုပ္စုတစ္ရပ္ရပ္၏လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အစည္း၀င္တို႕အား ရုပ္ပိုင္းအရေသာ္လည္းေကာင္း၊ စိတ္ပိုင္းအရေသာ္လည္း ျပင္းထန္စြာ ဒုကၡေပးျခင္း
(ဂ) အုပ္စုတစ္ရပ္ရပ္၏လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အစည္း၀င္တို႕၏ ဘ၀အေျခအေနအား တစ္စိတ္တစ္ပိုင္းျဖစ္ေစ အားလံုးျဖစ္ေစ ထင္္သာျမင္သာေသာ ပ်က္စီးျခင္းသို႕ေရာက္ေအာင္ စံနစ္တက်တြက္ခ်က္ဦးတည္စီစဥ္ေဆာင္ရြက္ျခင္း
(ဃ) အုပ္စုတစ္ရပ္ရပ္၏လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အစည္း၀င္တို႕အေပၚ မ်ဳိးဆက္ျပန္႕ပြားမႈကို အဓမၼဟန္႕တားမႈမ်ား ျပဳလုပ္ျခင္း
(င) အုပ္စုတစ္ရပ္ရပ္၏လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အစည္း၀င္ ကေလးသူငယ္တို႕အား အျခားအုပ္စုသို႕ အင္အားသံုးလႊဲေျပာင္းျခင္း "

အထက္ေဖာ္ျပပါမွ အထက္ပိုင္းအခ်က္ေလးခ်က္ကို ျမန္မာအာဏာပိုင္မ်ား ႏွင့္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အစည္း၀င္မ်ားမွ က်ဴးလြန္လုပ္ေဆာင္ထားၿပီးျဖစ္သည္။ သို႕တိုင္ေအာင္ ၆ လနီးပါးမွ်အတြင္း ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာလူမ်ဳိး ၁၆၇ ဦးေသဆံုးၿပီး ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားဦးေရ တစ္သိန္းတစ္ေသာင္း ျဖစ္သြားသည္အထိ မိမိတို႕၏ႏိုင္ငံလံုၿခံဳေရးတပ္သားမ်ားျဖင့္ တစ္လြဲအသံုးခ်က်ဴးလြန္ခဲ့ျခင္းကို အာဏာပိုင္မ်ားက ျငင္းဆိုလ်က္ရိွသည္။

အာဟာရဓါတ္ခ်ဳိ႕တဲ့မႈခံစားေနရေသာ၊ ပညာသင္ခြင့္တားျမစ္ခံရေသာ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာကေလးသူငယ္မ်ားသည္ အထက္ပါ အပိုဒ္(င) ေဖာ္ျပခ်က္အတိုင္း က်ဴးလြန္ခံရမႈ မရိွေသး။ သို႕ေသာ္ ယင္းကေလးသူငယ္တို႕အား ရက္စက္ၾကမ္းၾကဳတ္စြာ ဓားျဖင့္ခုတ္သတ္ျခင္း၊ အရွင္လတ္လတ္ မီးေလာက္တိုက္သြင္းျခင္းတို႕ကို ဗုဒၶဘာသာရခိုင္လူမ်ဳိးမ်ားမွ က်ဴးလြန္ထားသည့္ အေထာက္အထားမ်ား ရိွေနပါသည္။

OIC ၏အေထြေထြအတြင္းေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္ Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu သည္ အေရွ႕ေတာင္အာရွ ဘရူႏိုင္း၌ လူထုေဟာေျပာပြဲတစ္ခု ျပဳလုပ္စဥ္ ေက်ာင္းသားတစ္ဦးမွ – အဖြဲ႕၀င္ ၅၇ ႏိုင္ငံရိွၿပီး၊ အနည္းဆံုး ၁.၅ သန္းရိွေနသည့္ မြစ္စ္လင္မ္လူဦးေရအား ကိုယ္စားျပဳထားေသာ OIC သည္ ကမာၻတစ္၀ွန္း မြတ္စ္လင္မ္လူနည္းစုမ်ား ႏွိပ္စက္ညွင္းပန္းခံေနရျခင္းအတြက္ မည္သည္ကို ေဆာင္ရြက္ပါသနည္း ဟု ေမးျမန္းခဲ့၏။ Ihsanoglu ၏ ေျဖၾကားမႈတြင္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဒီမုိကေရစီရုပ္လံုး ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားအတြက္သာ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးလႈပ္ရွားသူ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏိုဗဲလ္ဆုရွင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ အေၾကာင္းမ်ားလည္း ပါ၀င္သည္။ ေဒၚစုၾကည္သည္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားကိုသာ လူသားမ်ား အျဖစ္ ရႈျမင္ၿပီး ၄င္းတို႕၏လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးမ်ားကိုသာ စိတ္၀င္တစားရိွေၾကာင္း၊ မြတ္စ္လင္မ္မ်ားကိုမူ ယင္းသို႕ မဟုတ္ေၾကာင္း သူက ဆိုခဲ့သည္။ ထိုစကားေနာက္ကြယ္၌ ႏိုင္ငံေရးတြက္ခ်က္ကစားမႈတစ္ရပ္ ရိွေနသည့္ သေဘာကို နားလည္ႏိုင္ေပမည္။ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမြတ္စ္လင္မ္တို႕အား ဆန္႕က်င္ဆက္ဆံေနမႈအေပၚ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္မွ ဟုတ္တိပတ္တိ ဖြင့္ဟေျပာဆိုခ်က္ဟူ၍ မရိွခဲ့ေခ်။ သူမသည္ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအျမင္ရိွသူ မဟုတ္ဘဲ ႏိုင္ငံေရးသမားသက္သက္သာျဖစ္ၿပီး ၊ ၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲတြင္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္လူမ်ားစု၏ ေထာက္ခံမဲရရိွေရး ဟူေသာ ဆုတံဆိပ္ကိုသာ ျမင္ေယာင္ေနသူဟု ေကာက္ခ်က္ခ်ရေပမည္။

ဘရူႏိုင္းလူထုေဟာေျပာပြဲမတိုင္မီ Professor Ihsanoglu မွ NLD ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ထံသို႕ OIC ကိုယ္စား စာတစ္ေစာင္ ေပးပို႕ခဲ့သည္။ ၄င္း၌ သူမ၏ လူထုအေပၚၾသဇာတကၠိမႀကီးထြားမႈကို အသံုးျပဳ၍ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာလူမ်ဳိးႏွင့္မြတ္စ္လင္မ္တို႕ထံ သက္ေရာက္ေနေသာ မ်က္ကန္းမ်ဳိးခ်စ္ဗုဒၶ၀ါဒလႈိင္းလံုးအား ႀကိဳးပမ္းတားဆီးေပးပါရန္ ေမတၱာရပ္ခံခဲ့သည္။ ယင္းေပးပို႕ခ်က္အား ျပန္ၾကားမႈမရိွဘဲ တံုဏိွဘာေ၀ ေနခဲ့သည္။ အခ်ဳိ႕ဗုဒၶဘာသာျမန္မာလူမ်ဳိးေလာကတြင္ ဘုရားေလာင္းနီးပါးအထိ အျမင္ထားရိွခံရသည့္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္မွ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာလူမ်ဳိးႏွင့္မြတ္စ္လင္မ္မ်ား လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးခ်ဳိးေဖာက္ခံေနရမႈအေပၚ ကန္႕ကြက္ရႈတ္ခ်မႈမျပဳျခင္းသည္ ဗုဒၶ၏လူသား၀ါဒလမ္းသို႕ ေလွ်ာက္လွမ္းရန္ ပ်က္ကြက္ျခင္းသာတည္း။

ၿဗိတိသွ်အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္ေရးမွကင္းလြတ္ခဲ့ေသာ ၆၅ ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံလြတ္လပ္ေရးေန႕ႏွစ္ပတ္လည္အခမ္းအနားကို ၂၀၁၃ ခုႏွစ္၊ ဇႏၷ၀ါရီ ၄ ရက္ တြင္ အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ဌာနခ်ဳပ္၌ က်င္းပခဲ့သည္။ ျမန္မာ့လူထုသည္ လြတ္လပ္ႀကီးပြားေသာတိုင္းျပည္ျဖစ္ေရးဟူေသာ မိမိတို႕၏အိပ္မက္ကို အေကာင္အထည္ေပၚေစလိုပါက မိမိကိုယ္ကိုသာ အားထားၾကရန္ " ဘယ္သူ႕ကိုမွ ရွင္တို႕ရဲ႕ကယ္တင္ရွင္အျဖစ္ မေမွ်ာ္လင့္ပါနဲ႕ " ဟု သူမ၏မိန္႕ခြန္းအတြင္း ထည့္သြင္းေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။ သို႕ေသာ္ ဧရာ၀တီသတင္းစာ၏ေခါင္းႀကီးပိုင္းတြင္ " ေဒၚစုၾကည္က ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသည္ ကယ္တင္ရွင္ မလိုဟုဆိုျခင္းမွာ မွန္ပါ၏။ သို႕ေသာ္ ေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတာ့ လုိအပ္ပါသည္ " ဟု ေထာက္ျပခဲ့ပါသည္။

၂၅ ႏွစ္တာလံုး လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးအတြက္ တိုက္ပြဲ၀င္ခဲ့သူ လက္ရိွေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားက ယခုအခါ ယခင္စစ္အစိုးရေဟာင္း၏ ေလသံအတိုင္း ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္လံုၿခံဳေရး၊ အခ်ဳပ္အျခာအာဏာတည္တံ့ခိုင္ၿမဲေရး၊ ဘက္လိုက္လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး(လူတစ္စုေကာင္းစားေရး)အေၾကာင္းပင္ ေျပာၾကားလာၾကသည္။ NLD ႏွင့္ ဒီမိုကေရစီအတိုက္အခံမ်ားသည္ မိမိတို႕၏အေတြးအေခၚႏွင့္ရုပ္လံုးတို႕မွာ ေရွ႕ေနာက္မညီညြတ္ျဖစ္ေနေၾကာင္း မိမိတို႕ဖာသာ မၾကည့္ျမင္ မဆန္းစစ္ၾကေခ်။ သူတို႕လက္ခံထားေသာ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္အခ်ဳပ္အျခာ အဓိပၸါယ္အႏွစ္သာရ၊ သူတို႕ဖြင့္ဆိုေျပာၾကားေလ့ရိွေသာ ေ၀ေနယ်အေပါင္းေမတၱာထားရိွေရး ဗုဒၶအဆံုးအမတို႕မွာ သူတို႕ေလွ်ာက္သည့္လမ္းႏွင့္ လြဲေခ်ာ္ေနေပသည္။ ၁၉၈၈ အေရးအခင္းမွ ေက်ာင္းသားေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ား၊ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးလႈပ္ရွားသူ အမ်ားစုမွာလည္း နာမည္ႀကီးအင္းစိန္ေထာင္အတြင္း မိမိတို႕၏ ဘ၀သက္တမ္းထက္၀က္မွ် ကုန္လြန္သြားရသည့္တိုင္ – ကမာၻ႕အႏွိပ္စက္ခံရဆံုး လူနည္းစုအျဖစ္ ကမာၻ႕ကုလသမဂၢမွ သတ္မွတ္လိုက္ေသာ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာလူမ်ဳိးတို႕၏လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးမ်ားကို အသိအမွတ္ျပဳရန္ အဆင္သင့္ပင္ မျဖစ္ၾကေသး။

ဗုဒၶတရားေတာ္ႏွင့္အေတြးအျမင္၌ ကၽြႏ္ုပ္တို႕မွ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ဟုေခၚဆိုၾကေသာ ႏိုင္ငံေရး၊ စီးပြားေရး ႏွင့္ ယဥ္ေက်းမႈဆိုင္ရာ လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားအေၾကာင္း ညႊန္းဆိုခ်က္မ်ား မပါ၀င္။ ဗုဒၶ၀ါဒသည္ ကိုယ္ႏွင့္မတူ ကိုယ့္ရန္သူဆိုသည့္ အမ်ဳိးသားေရး၀ါဒီတို႕၏ ပံုေဖာ္ခ်က္ မဟုတ္။ စင္စစ္ေသာ္ကား မိမိ၏ကိုယ္ပိုင္ဥာဏ္ကိုအသံုးျပဳ၍ မတည္ၿမဲေသာ အတၱကို ျမင္ေအာင္ၾကည့္ေစျခင္း ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ သို႕တေစ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမွာေတာ့ လူသား၀ါဒအေတြးအျမင္ပံုေဖာ္ခ်က္မွာ သီးျခားဆန္လာသည္။ လူမ်ဳိးေရးမုန္းတီးမႈအစြဲကို က်ယ္ျပန္႕ေစသည္။ မ်က္ကန္းမ်ဳိးခ်စ္၀ါဒေထာက္ခံသူမ်ားကို အကာအကြယ္ေပးေနၾကသည္။ ယင္းအစြန္းေရာက္မ်ဳိးခ်စ္မ်ားက မိမိတို႕သည္ ဗုဒၶတရားေတာ္ကို ယံုၾကည္စြဲၿမဲလိုက္နာပါေၾကာင္း၊ သာသနာ့ထံုးဓေလ့ကို က်င့္သံုးသူမ်ားျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း၊ ဗုဒၶ၏အဆံုးအမကို နာခံပါေၾကာင္း နားကြဲမတတ္ ထုတ္ေဖာ္ ေျပာဆိုေနၾကကုန္၏။ ၄င္း၏ေနာက္တြင္ေတာ့ မိမိတို႕ဖာသာ ဗုဒၶ၀ါဒ၊ ဗုဒၶဘာသာတိုင္းျပည္၊ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ပိုင္ဆိုင္မႈ၊ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္အမ်ုိးသမီး၊ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္နယ္ေျမ၏ရန္သူမ်ားအျဖစ္ သတ္မွတ္လိုက္သူတိုင္းကို မေျပာရက္စရာေကာင္းေအာင္ ရက္စက္ယုတ္မာၾကသည္။ လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အစည္း အတြက္ အေျခခံလမ္းညႊန္စည္းမ်ဥ္းမ်ားျဖစ္သည့္ သည္းခံခြင့္လႊတ္ေရး၊ ခြဲျခားႏွိမ့္ခ်ဆက္ဆံမႈ မလုပ္ေရး၊ ဘာသာေရးကိုင္းရိႈင္းသူမ်ားႏွင့္ သိုင္း၀ိုင္းေရး တို႕ကို ေဟာေျပာသြန္သင္ၾကရမည့္အစား နာမည္ႀကီးဗုဒၶဘာသာဘုန္းေတာ္ႀကီးအခ်ဳိ႕ကိုယ္တိုင္က ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာဆန္႕က်င္ေရး၊ ေ၀ဖန္ရႈတ္ခ်ေရးအေၾကာင္းမ်ားကို ေျပာဆိုေနၾကသည္။ ဤသည္မွာ တစ္မ်ဳိးသားလံုးကို အႏၱရာယ္ေခ်ာက္နက္ထဲ တြန္းပို႕ေနျခင္း ျဖစ္ေပသည္။

ႏိုင္ငံျခားသားၿဗိတိသွ်တို႕ စိုးမိုးအုပ္ခ်ဳပ္စဥ္ ၁၈၂၄ ခုႏွစ္ မွ ၁၉၄၈ ခုႏွစ္ ကာလတစ္ေလွ်ာက္လံုး ကိုလိုနီလက္ေအာက္ခံ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရိွ ဗုဒၶ၀ါဒမွာ တစ္ေျပးညီႏိုင္ငံသားဟူေသာ အုတ္ျမစ္ကို ခ်ခင္းေပးႏိုင္ခဲ့သည္။ ထိုအခ်က္ အကြဲကြဲအျပားျပားျဖစ္ေနေသာ လူ႕အလႊာအသီးသီး၊ လူမ်ဳိးစုအစံုအလင္၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရးလမ္းစဥ္မတူညီေသာ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္အသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္းမ်ားအား နယ္ခ်ဲ႕ေတာ္လွန္ေရးအေျခခံအင္အားစုႀကီးအျဖစ္ အသြင္ေျပာင္းေပးခဲ့သည္။ လက္ရိွအခ်ိန္တြင္ လူမ်ဳိးခြဲျခားျခင္း၀ါဒ ျပန္လည္ေခါင္းေထာင္လာျခင္းမွာကား စစ္အစိုးရမွ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း ၅၀ ေက်ာ္ ထင္တို္င္းႀကဲအုပ္ခ်ဳပ္မႈမွ တိုက္ရိုက္ထြက္ေပၚလာေသာ အက်ဳိးဆက္ျဖစ္သည္။ သံမဏိေလွာင္အိမ္တစ္ခုကို စံနစ္တက် တည္ေဆာက္ျခင္း – မလႈပ္သာမလွည့္သာ ဗဟိုဦးစီးခ်ဳပ္ကိုင္မႈစံနစ္ – အတြင္းႀကိတ္ခိုင္းေစခ်က္ တို႕ျဖင့္ ျမန္မာအမ်ဳိးသားယဥ္ေက်းမႈအတြင္း ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ျဖစ္မွသာလွ်င္ တရား၀င္ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသား ဟူသည့္ က်ဥ္းေျမာင္းေသာအျမင္တစ္ရပ္ျဖစ္ေပၚသြားေစသည္။ ၾသဇာလႊမ္မိုးထားသူမ်ားကလည္း လူမ်ဳိးစြဲျပင္းထန္လြန္းသည့္ အမ်ဳိးသားေရး၀ါဒီမ်ား ျဖစ္ေနၾကသည္။

တြန္းကန္အားအယူအဆႏွင့္စည္းရံုးေရးညာသံအျဖစ္ ၿဗိတိသွ်အုပ္ခ်ဳပ္သူတို႕အား ဆန္႕က်င္ရာ၌ အသံုးျပဳခဲ့ေသာ ဗုဒၶအမ်ဳိးသားေရး၀ါဒႏွင့္မ်ဳိးခ်စ္စိတ္အျမင္ကို လက္တစ္ဆုပ္စာ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ျမန္မာလူမ်ဳိးတို႕က ယခုေသာ္ အတိတ္ကဇာတ္လမ္းပါဟု ျပက္ရယ္ျပဳေနေလၿပီ။ တစ္ခ်ိန္က ျမန္မာ့လြတ္လပ္ေရးလႈပ္ရွားမႈကုိ စြမ္းေဆာင္ေပးႏိုင္ခဲ့ေသာ ယင္းသာသနာခ်စ္စိတ္ႏွင့္မ်ဳိးခ်စ္စိတ္တို႕ကသာ မိမိတို႕လူမ်ဳိးကို ထိန္းသိမ္းျပန္႕ပြားေစႏိုင္ေၾကာင္း လက္ခံသူ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ျမန္မာလူမ်ဳိးတို႕လည္း မနည္းလွပါေလ။
ဗုဒၶ၀ါဒအျမစ္တြယ္ေနသည့္လူမႈအသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္းမ်ားကို ႏွစ္ဖက္ခၽြန္ဓား အျဖစ္ ျမင္သြားေစခဲ့သည္မွာ ႏွစ္မ်ားစြာ ၾကာေလၿပီ။ ဒုတိယကမာၻစစ္ၿပီးသည့္ေနာက္ ၁၉၄၀ ခုႏွစ္မ်ား၏ ေနာက္ပိုင္းကာလတြင္ (ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏ဖခင္) ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္းမွ မာ့ခ္စ္၀ါဒအေျခခံေတာ္လွန္ေရးအမ်ဳိးသား၀ါဒီတို႕ကို ဦးေဆာင္၍ ယဥ္ေက်းမႈေပါင္းစံုအတူယွဥ္တြဲေနထိုင္မည့္ ေလာကီသီးသန္႕ အမ်ဳိးသားႏိုင္ငံေရးမူ၀ါဒသစ္တစ္ရပ္အား ခ်မွတ္ခဲ့သည္။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံလြတ္လပ္ေရးရၿပီး ရက္ေပါင္း ၉၀ မျပည့္မီ ၁၉၄၈ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ၿပိဳင္ဖက္ႏိုင္ငံေရးအဖြဲ႕တစ္ခုက ဦးေအာင္ဆန္းအား လုပ္ႀကံခဲ့သည္။ သို႕ႏွင့္ ျပည္မကို အာခံသည့္ လက္နက္ကိုင္ေတာ္လွန္မႈမ်ား အလ်ဥ္မျပတ္ ျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့သည္။ ေနာက္ပိုင္းအုပ္ခ်ဳပ္သူမ်ားသည္ ယင္းမူ၀ါဒကို တစ္စထက္တစ္စ ပစ္ပယ္လာၾကၿပီး၊ ျမန္မာအမ်ဳိးသားထုကို နိမ့္က်ေသာ ေသြးေခ်ာင္းစီးယံုၾကည္မႈအေျခတည္ အမ်ဳိးသားေရးအျမင္သို႕ ျပန္လည္တြန္းပို႕လ်က္ရိွေပသည္။

သမိုင္းေနာက္ခံကိုဆန္႕က်င္လ်က္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္လူမ်ားစုအႀကိဳက္ မ်က္ကန္းမ်ဳိးခ်စ္၀ါဒသည္ မြတ္စ္လင္မ္ဆန္႕က်င္ေရးျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသားမ်ားကိုစည္းလံုးေစၿပီး ျမန္မာအမ်ဳိးသားလံုၿခံဳေရးအာဏာပိုင္အားကိုးျဖင့္ ခိုင္မာေတာင့္တင္းေသာလူ႕အဖြဲ႕အစည္းျဖစ္လာေစမည့္အလား တင္ျပေနသည္။ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ႀကီးငယ္မ်ားအပါအ၀င္ ျမန္မာအာဏာပိုင္မ်ားက ဒါနျပဳျခင္း၊ ဘုရားေက်ာင္းကန္တည္ေဆာက္ျခင္းစေသာ ဗုဒၶ၀ါဒက်ယ္ျပန္႕ေရးလႈပ္ရွားမႈ၏နာယကႀကီးမ်ားလည္း ျဖစ္ေနၾကသည္။ ဤစစ္ေခါင္းေဆာင္တို႕မွ လူထုႀကီးထံ မႈိင္းသြင္းမႈိင္းတိုက္ ျပဳေနဦးမည္၊ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားအျဖစ္ ဆက္လက္ဟန္ေဆာင္ေနပါဦးမည္။ ၄င္းတို႕၏ ႏိုင္ငံေရးေစ်းကြက္ကိုေပါ့တန္စြာသေဘာထားၿပီး ၄င္းတို႕၏ ဟန္ေဆာင္သက္၀င္မႈကို လူထုတို႕မွ အယံုႀကီးယံုေနသမွ် ကာလပတ္လံုး လူထုတို႕၏ဒုကၡမ်ားမွာ ထုိနည္းလမ္းအားျဖင့္ ေခၽြးသိပ္ခံရပါဦးမည္။ ေဒသခံအာဏာပိုင္တစ္ဦးက " တကယ့္အရင္းခံလမ္းေၾကာင္းက က်ဳပ္တို႕ႏိုင္ငံမွာ မြတ္စ္ (မြတ္စ္လင္မ္) တစ္ေယာက္တစ္ေလရိွေနတာကိုေတာင္ မလိုလားဘူး။ က်ဳပ္တို႕ သူတို႕အားလံုးကို အေပ်ာက္ရွင္းဖို႕လုိယင္ ရွင္းလင္းသုတ္သင္ရပါလိမ့္မယ္ " ဟု ကၽြႏ္ုပ္အား ေျပာျပခဲ့သည္။ သို႕ဆိုပါက ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္၏ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲေရးဦးေဆာင္မႈသည္ ရခိုင္ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္မ်ားအလိုက်ေရႊႏိုင္ငံ ျဖစ္လာေစေရးအတြက္ အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္ေပးေနေသာအလုပ္အျဖစ္ ရုပ္လံုးေပၚသြားပါေတာ့သည္။

BY MAUNG ZARNI
SPRING 2013
( Original Article in English can be seen at following link) -

  1. http://www.tricycle.com/feature/buddhist-nationalism-burma
  2. http://www.scribd.com/doc/129534164/Buddhist-Nationalism-in-Burma-How-Institutionalized-Racism-led-to-the-Genocide-of-Rohingya-Muslims-Tricycle-Spring-2013

( ေရးသားတင္ျပသူ၏အာေဘာ္သာ ျဖစ္ပါသည္ )


UN official voices concern at reports of increased sectarian violence in Myanmar

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 03:50 AM PDT

Myanmar: UN official voices concern at reports of increased sectarian violence

Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

25 March 2013 – The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide today voiced deep concern at reports of increased violence between Muslim and Buddhist communities in Myanmar, and called on leaders to promote respect for diversity and peaceful coexistence.

Last week President Thein Sein reportedly declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law in four central townships after several days of unrest between Buddhists and Muslims, including in Meiktila where at least 30 people were killed.

"The recent episode of violence in Meiktila in central Myanmar raises concerns that sectarian violence is spreading to other parts of the country," stated Special Adviser Adama Dieng. "In the context of last year's violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, there is a considerable risk of further violence if measures are not put in place to prevent this escalation."

Mr. Dieng said these measures must address not only the immediate consequences of the current violence but also the root causes of the problem. "Failing to do so can have serious future consequences which the international community has solemnly promised to prevent," he stated.

"The Government of Myanmar must clearly demonstrate that it is serious about holding accountable those responsible for the past and present violence, regardless of their religious or ethnic affiliations," he urged. "The Government must also take measures to protect populations still at risk."

Noting that the State has the primary responsibility to protect its population, the Special Adviser called on the Government of Myanmar to address this situation as a matter of urgency, develop a comprehensive national strategy that upholds international human rights standards and promotes reconciliation and tolerance among Buddhist and Muslim communities in the country.

"I call upon all religious leaders, local leaders and the communities themselves, to promote a culture of respect for diversity and peaceful coexistence that is fundamental in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society such as the one in Myanmar," stated Mr. Dieng

"As a country that has positively surprised the international community with its recent transformation towards democracy, Myanmar needs to demonstrate that the rule of law will prevail and that all those living within its borders are and will be protected from violence and discrimination, particularly on the basis of religion or ethnicity."

 

 


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The Origin of Pi

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 02:52 AM PDT

Everybody knows the value of pi is 3.14…er, something, but how many people know where the ratio came from?

Actually, the ratio came from nature—it's the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter, and it was always there, just waiting to be discovered. But who discovered it? In honor of Pi Day, here's a semi-brief history of how pi came to be known as
3.14(1592653589793238462643383279502884197169…and so on).

The history lesson

It's hard to pinpoint who, exactly, first became conscious of the constant ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter, though human civilizations seem to have been aware of it as early as 2550 BC.

The Great Pyramid at Giza, which was built between 2550 and 2500 BC, has a perimeter of 1760 cubits and a height of 280 cubits, which gives it a ratio of 1760/280, or approximately 2 times pi. (One cubit is about 18 inches, though it was measured by a person's forearm length and thus varied from one person to another.) Egyptologists believe these proportions were chosen for symbolic reasons, but, of course, we can never be too sure.

The earliest textual evidence of pi dates back to 1900 BC; both the Babylonians and the Egyptians had a rough idea of the value. The Babylonians estimated pi to be about 25/8 (3.125), while the Egyptians estimated it to be about 256/81 (roughly 3.16).

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Saifuddin Dedahkan Agen UMNO BN Mahu Keluarkan Video Seks Nurul Izzah Pula

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 05:06 AM PDT


Selepas Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, pejuang siber Umno sekarang bercadang menyerang anak perempuannya Nurul Izzah Anwar dengan video seks untuk merosakkan imej bersihnya, dakwa Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail hari ini.

Setiausaha Agung PKR itu mendakwa, beliau dan beberapa pemimpin lain dijemput oleh agen "Umno-BN" untuk melihat beberapa keping gambar video seks dikatakan melibatkan Nurul Izzah , ahli parlimen Lembah Pantai dan kedua yang melibatkan bapanya.

Saifuddin menambah agen tersebut juga memberi amaran mereka mempunyai beberapa video lagi yang sedang disiapkan melibatkan pemimpin PKR lain termasuk Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim. Menurut laporan media hari ini, Timbalan Presiden PKR Mohamed Azmin Ali juga dikatakan terlibat dalam satu video lain.

"Ia adalah amaran, ugutan politik.... sebagai ahli politik senior, kita tahu tujuan akhirnya untuk menyebabkan kerosakkan maksimum terhadap integriti pemimpin kita.

"Saya tidak tahu siapa mereka tetapi mereka kelihatan mempunyai banyak pengetahuan tentang produksi video," kata beliau dalam satu sidang akhbar di Ibu Pejabat PKR hari ini. Saifuddin tidak menyatakan permintaan atau sebab mengapa agen tersebut membenarkan beliau untuk menonton video, disiarkan di dalam kereta tetapi mengulangi ia adalah ugutan biasa untuk memusnahkan karier politik mereka yang disiarkan menuju pilihan raya umum.

Beliau menegaskan video tersebut adalah palsu, mengatakan ia direka menggunakan manipulasi imej digital melibatkan gandingan adegan berasingan untuk memberi gambaran penggubal undang-undang yang diketengahkan telah melakukan salah laku seksual.

"Kami tidak rasa takut. Kami sudah biasa," katanya, sambil menambah jika dikeluarkan, kesahihan video dan gambar boleh dicabar di mahkamah.

Tetapi Saifuddin menerangkan, PKR mahu memberi amaran kepada rakyat Malaysia terlebih dahulu mengenai video mungkin akan dikeluarkan untuk menggelirukan pengundi dalam apa yang beliau labelkan sebagai tindakan terdesak.

"PKR ingin mengingatkan rakyat Malaysia bahawa sudah menjadi lumrah perjuangan bahawa mereka yang berada di barisan kebenaran akan diuji dengan sengit.

"Ia hanya mengukuhkan keazaman kami untuk terus mara ke hadapan," katanya. "Dan kami yakin video-video palsu ini akan dilihat rakyat sebagai taktik politik Umno yang terdesak, jijik dan keterlaluan."

Anwar telah berulang kali pada masa lalu dikaitkan dengan pelbagai video seks dan gambar, termasuk video terkenal yang mendakwa perlakuan seksnya dengan gadis China yang dikeluarkan oleh "trio Datuk T" tahun lepas.

Dalam serangan terbarunya, penulis blog pro Umno mengeluarkan gambar seorang lelaki menyerupai Anwar bercumbu dengan seorang lelaki dan menyiarkan sebahagian daripada videonya berbual dengan seorang pelajar lelaki berumur 19 tahun yang dituduh melakukan hubungan seks dengannya kemudian.

Anwar baru-baru ini memfailkan saman RM100 juta terhadap penulis blog pro Umno Papagomo selepas tuduhan video seks tersebut, mendakwa imej yang dikeluarkan palsu dan bertujuan untuk merosakkan imejnya.

Ulasan GB

Dah lebih teruk daripada perbuatan dan pekerjaan orang kafir dah sehinggakan perempuan Islam pun hendak dijadikan mangsa fitnah mereka.

Silakan jika ingin terus melakukan dan menyebarkan video fitnah tersebut. Ia bakal mempercepatkan UMNO BN lingkup.

Dan seperti yang GB utarakan selama ini, golongan yang hidupnya memfitnah dan mempercayai serta menyebarkan fitnah itu, rohnya tidak akan senang ke mana saja ia pergi dan pendek umur!

Kita berdoa agar Allah s.w.t. segera mencabut nyawa si pereka dengan semua yang terlibat dengan penghasilan dan penyebaran video fitnah berkenaan agar tidak terlalu banyak dosa yang dipikulnya di dunia dan diakhirat nanti. Amin Ya Rabbal-'alamin.



sebahagian dari cyber-trooper UMNO


[BONGKAR] Rekod Imigresen Sahkan Tarikh Lahir Papagomo Di IC Polis & Biasa Adalah Sama

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 02:12 AM PDT


Keadilan sebelum ini mendedahkan bagaimana seorang individu bernama Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris mempunyai dua pendaftaran di dalam daftar mengundi – satu menggunakan kad pengenalan biasa dan satu lagi menggunakan kad pengenalan polis.

Pendaftaran mengikut kad pengenalan polis individu tersebut (yang juga dikenali sebagai Papagomo) telah dipadamkan dari daftar pengundi serta-merta apabila KEADILAN menimbulkan perkara ini.

Namun, tindakan pantas SPR itu tidak meredakan syak wasangka mengenai kepincangan daftar pengundi yang dikelolakan oleh SPR.

Ramai yang bertanya kenapa tarikh lahir Papagomo adalah berbeza-beza mengikut pendaftaran kad pengenalan biasa dan polis, seperti yang ditunjukkan mengikut paparan skrin di bawah:




Semakan KEADILAN dengan rekod imigresen Papagomo mengesahkan bahawa tarikh lahir Wan Muhammad Azri di bawah kad pengenalan polis dan kad pengenalan biasa adalah sama, iaitu 21 Januari 1983.

KEADILAN telah berjaya mendapatkan paparan skrin rekod imigresen Papagomo yang menggunakan passport antarabangsa bernombor A20485305, seperti berikut:




Ini menimbulkan tanda tanya yang amat serius – apakah kesilapan nama dan tarikh lahir di bawah kad pengenalan polis yang sedikit berbeza adalah disengajakan untuk menyukarkan ia dikesan?

Sebuah badan seperti SPR tidak mempunyai alasan tidak dapat menangani maklumat yang ringkas seperti tarikh lahir, apabila jabatan-jabatan kerajaan lain dengan mudah sahaja merekodkan tarikh lahir yang tepat.

Penafian mudah Pengerusi SPR kini tidak boleh diterima bulat-bulat begitu sahaja. Beliau perlu menjelaskan apakah kegagalan menangani perkara yang mudah ini adalah sebahagian dari perancangan terancang untuk mengelirukan rakyat dalam usaha mengekalkan pengundi hantu di dalam daftar undi?

Rafizi Ramli
Pengarah Strategi KEADILAN

Stop The Barbaric Killing Of Macaques!

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 11:56 PM PDT

PRESS STATEMENT





Government must stop the mass killing of macaques







The mass culling of a 100,000
macaques nationwide by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and PERHILITAN
has stunned and sickened the nation. We condemn the inhumane killing of our
native primates. The killing of 100,000 macaques in 2012 alone is staggering. The
largest number killed was in the state of

The Saudis still in the 7th Century

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Manal al-Sharif got behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia. Then she met the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

'You know when you have a bird, and it's been in a cage all its life? When you open the cage door, it doesn't want to leave. It was that moment." 

This is how Manal al-Sharif felt the first time she sat behind the wheel of a car in Saudi Arabia. The kingdom's taboo against women driving is only rarely broken. To hear her recount the experience is as thrilling as it must have been to sit in the passenger seat beside her. Well, almost. Ms. Sharif says her moment of hesitation didn't last long. She pressed the gas pedal and in an instant her Cadillac SUV rolled forward. She spent the next hour circling the streets of Khobar, in the kingdom's eastern province, while a friend used an iPhone camera to record the journey. 


It was May 2011, when much of the Middle East was convulsed with popular uprisings. Saudi women's-rights activists were stirring, too. They wondered if the Arab Spring would mark the end of the kingdom's ban on women driving. "Everyone around me was complaining about the ban but no one was doing anything," Ms. Sharif says. "The Arab Spring was happening all around us, so that inspired me to say, 'Let's call for an action instead of complaining.' " 

The campaign started with a Facebook FB -2.33% page urging Saudi women to drive on a designated day, June 17, 2011. At first the page created great enthusiasm among activists. But then critics began injecting fear on and off the page. "The opponents were saying that 'there are wolves in the street, and they will rape you if you drive,' " Ms. Sharif recalls. "There needed to be one person who could break that wall, to make the others understand that 'it's OK, you can drive in the street. No one will rape you.' "

Ms. Sharif resolved to be that person, and the video she posted of herself driving around Khobar on May 17 became an instant YouTube hit. The news spread across Saudi media, too, and not all of the reactions were positive. Ms. Sharif received threatening phone calls and emails. "You have just opened the gates of hell on yourself," said an Islamist cleric. "Your grave is waiting," read one email.

Aramco, the national oil company where she was working as a computer-security consultant at the time, wasn't pleased, either. Ms. Sharif recalls that her manager scolded her: "What the hell are you doing?" In response, Ms. Sharif requested two weeks off. Before leaving on vacation, however, she wrote a message to her boss on an office blackboard: "2011. Mark this year. It will change every single rule that you know. You cannot lecture me about what I'm doing."

It was a stunning act of defiance in a country that takes very seriously the Quran's teaching: "Men are in charge of women." But less than a week after her first outing, Ms. Sharif got behind the wheel again, this time accompanied by her brother and his wife and child. "Where are the traffic police?" she recalls asking her brother as she put pedal to the metal once more. A rumor had been circulating that, since the driving ban isn't codified in law, the police wouldn't confront female drivers. "I wanted to test this," she says.

The rumor was wrong. As she recounts, a traffic officer stopped the car, and soon members of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the Saudi morality police, surrounded the car. "Girl!" screamed one. "Get out! We don't allow women to drive!" Ms. Sharif and her brother were arrested and detained for six hours, during which time she stood her ground. 

"Sir, what law did I break?" she recalls repeatedly asking her interrogators. "You didn't break any law," they'd say. "You violated orf"—custom. The siblings were released but Ms. Sharif was rearrested a day later. She was detained for over a week and released only after her father personally pleaded with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah for a pardon and pledged to forbid his daughter ever to drive again in the kingdom. Even now, recounting the story at New York's JFK Airport while she waits to board a flight to Dubai, Ms. Sharif's voice trembles with anger: "I was just driving a car!" 


Manal al-Sharif was born in the holy city of Mecca to a family of "conservative" but "regular Muslims," as she puts it. "Dad would listen to music," she says. "He would wait for new albums by Umm Kulthum," a widely popular Egyptian pop singer. "My aunt used to wear golden bracelets, and she used to show her hair under her pink hijab." The family's moderate attitudes were remnants of a way of life that came under severe attack in 1979, the year Ms. Sharif was born. It was a turbulent moment in the region. In Iran, Shiite radicals deposed a socially permissive autocracy and began building a repressive Islamic theocracy. 

In November 1979 in Saudi Arabia, a band of Sunni jihadis took control of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing hundreds of worshipers and security forces. It took two weeks and the help of French commandos to break the siege. The incident, infidel rescuers included, was a huge embarrassment for the reigning al-Saud dynasty, whose monarchs style themselves as "Custodians of the Two Holy Mosques." To prevent future jihadi attacks, "the government did everything it could to please the fundamentalists," Ms. Sharif says. "It gave them control over education and women. So women were removed from all public life in Saudi Arabia, and there is now complete separation between the genders." The kingdom had always been deeply religious. Yet it was only after the 1979 siege that the al-Saud began promoting radical Islam at home and abroad as a way of staving off challenges to their own legitimacy. 

Thus was born what former Wall Street Journal publisher and author Karen Elliott House identifies in her book "On Saudi Arabia" as "Islam Inc."—the symbiosis of clerical obscurantism and oil riches that keeps the al-Saud in power. One result is a society where women make up just 12% of the workforce and own 5% of businesses, a country where 15 young girls were doomed to perish in a 2002 schoolhouse fire after the morality police prevented their rescue because the students were improperly dressed. 


Ms. Sharif is in many ways a product of this system, including the public schools she attended in the 1980s and '90s. "They brainwashed kids," she recalls. "They told us, 'This is Islam, and it is our time to rule the world again.' So you were brought up in an atmosphere that made you go for extremism, for hatred of the other, and to fear people who are conspiring against Muslims—against us."

As she grew older, Ms. Sharif started questioning the authorities who would "use the word of God to control people who are like my family." She came to see the painful impact of Islamist ideology on women. Her aunt, for example, once fond of colorful clothes and jewelry, was cowed. She would "listen to these fundamentalist lectures and cry, saying 'it's haram to show your face.' She cried and changed everything about herself." Then there was the driving ban. Ms. Sharif came to despise the fact that "we're proudly known as the country where women can't drive." In 1990, an earlier generation of women tried, and failed, to challenge the ban. During the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, about 40 Saudi women organized a "drive-in" protest. They argued that amid a national emergency, when their male guardians might not be available, Saudi women must be permitted to drive.

Predictably, the 1990 drive-ins enraged the religious establishment. "When I was a kid they sent brochures all around the country, with the names of the women and their house numbers, encouraging people to call them and tell them to come back to Islam," Ms. Sharif says. "They said these women had sex with American troops. They said they took off their hijabs and burned them." Why persist today in the face of still-vicious opposition? Because the campaign to overturn the ban is about more than driving. "Women's rights are nothing but a part of the bigger picture, which is human rights," Ms. Sharif says. "Women are trusted with the lives of their kids, even serve as teachers and doctors, but they aren't trusted with their own lives." 

Ms. Sharif has paid a price for living her own life. After she gave a speech about her activism at the 2012 Oslo Freedom Forum, where she was awarded the inaugural Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent, she and her family came under renewed pressure from Islamists. Things got worse when video of the speech went viral on YouTube. "They said no one will embrace Islam after watching this speech, because what I showed is a violent religion. But what I showed was my personal story," she says, adding that it is "an insult to Islam, to any religion," to suggest that it can be undermined by a personal story. 

Ms. Sharif was pushed out of her job in May 2012 and has since relocated to Dubai, where she lives with her Brazilian husband, Rafael. The couple met in 2010 when they were both working for Aramco. She needed permission from Saudi Arabia's interior minister to marry a non-Saudi, says Ms. Sharif, who has a 7-year-old son from a previous marriage. "It's your personal life, and they get their noses into it even at that level." The minister rejected Ms. Sharif's request to marry a foreigner, and her ex-husband bars her son from traveling outside the kingdom with her, so she can see him only by visiting from Dubai every weekend. "It's the worst thing flying back to Saudi Arabia. I'm on the surveillance list, so every time I go, they stop me and they take more information. They monitor my travel." 


The al-Saud rulers, she says, are cracking down on dissidents out of fear that the Arab Spring's reverberations might spread to the kingdom. In early March, two founding members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association received long jail sentences for, among other things, starting an unlicensed human-rights organization. The arrests, she says are meant "to shush the others, because they talk about the same things we talk about: constitutional monarchy, political parties, having political rights. So they take these people and make an example out of them."

The sentences were handed down less than a week after new Secretary of State John Kerry visited the kingdom. His visit was a disappointment for Ms. Sharif and others who share her outlook. "He just praised Saudi Arabia for appointing 30 women to the unelected Shura council," she says of Mr. Kerry. "It's a fake body anyway, a powerless body. You can't praise something that's not tangible, that's merely a cosmetic change." If American officials aren't willing to criticize the Saudis on their rights record, she says, "at least they shouldn't praise them."

As our interview ends, one question remains: Has Ms. Sharif gotten behind the wheel of a car in the kingdom since the heady days of her campaign? "Yes, I drove again," she says. "I'm a normal woman, a normal person, and I just want to drive." This bird won't be returning to its cage anytime soon. WSJ Mr. Ahmari is an assistant books editor at the Journal.

OIC and ASEAN Muslim leaders are ignoring the Islamic teachings by not taking any action on Ethnic Cleansing of Myanmar Muslims

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 10:02 PM PDT

OIC and ASEAN Muslim leaders,
Do you all forgot this Islamic teaching?

"Whoever sees something evil should_
change it with his hand.
If he cannot, then with his tongue;
and if he cannot do even that, then in his heart.
That is the weakest degree of faith."

This is one of the large differences between Islam and most other religions. In Christianity, for example, one is responsible for one's own sins and virtues. In Islam, one is responsible to force others not to sin, and to force them "to do good" (as defined by the Qur'an).

Allah the Most High said:

Let there be among you a community who enjoin good and forbid evil; it is they that shall be successful, [3:104]


TERDESAK: Najib Ciplak Idea Pakatan Beri Permit Kepada Pemandu Teksi

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 11:25 PM PDT


Pengumuman Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak untuk memberikan 1,000 permit kepada pemandu teksi dilihat 'menciplak' idea dasar dan program yang dibawa oleh Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

Pengumuman tersebut juga mengesahkan bahawa dasar-dasar manifesto PR yang sebelum ini dikecam oleh pemimpin Umno-BN sebenarnya mampu dilaksanakan.

Pengarah Strategi PKR, Rafizi Ramli berkata setakat ini Umno-BN terus gagal untuk mengumumkan manifesto sendiri sebaliknya menciplak idea dasar PR.

Najib cuba mengumpan rakyat dengan janji akan melaksanakan program PR itu sekiranya Umno-BN menang dalam PilihanRaya Umum ke-13, katanya.

"Saya pasti pemandu-pemandu teksi yang ada di seluruh negara faham bahawa pengumuman Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak hanyalah satu gimik politik untuk menenangkan kemarahan mereka selama ini.

"Penyelesaian berpanjangan isu permit teksi ini terletak di tangan Pakatan Rakyat yang mula-mula sekali memperjuangkan isu ini," kata Rafizi di dalam satu kenyataan media.

Manifesto PR yang diumumkan bulan lalu antaranya berkata PR akan menghapuskan sistem permit teksi yang diberikan kepada syarikat tertentu untuk mengaut keuntungan dari keringat pemandu teksi.

Permit teksi juga akan diberikan terus kepada pemandu teksi dengan tujuan melahirkan lebih ramai usahawan teksi.

Agensi kerajaan juga akan dipertanggungjawabkan untuk melatih usahawan-usahawan teksi dengan kemahiran khidmat pelanggan dan perniagaan.

"Ucapan beliau (Najib) berbaur ugutan politik apabila menyatakan bahawa pemandu teksi perlulah 'bai'ah' (mengikat janji) untuk mengundi Barisan Nasional jika mahu mendapatkan lebih banyak permit persendirian di masa hadapan," kata Rafizi.

"Oleh sebab itu, saya tidak hairan lagi kenapa beliau (Najib) tidak berani berdebat secara terbuka dengan Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mengenai dasar-dasar dan program ekonomi."

Gerakan Teksi dakwa permit individu hanya gimik politik

Gerakan Tuntutan Pemandu Teksi (Teksi) mempertikaikan cara kerajaan memberikan lesen individu kepada pemandu teksi baru-baru ini, yang dianggap sebagai gimik politik.

Ia memandangkan pemberian lesen itu perlu diiklankan terlebih dahulu agar semua pemandu teksi mendapat manfaatnya.

Pengerusi Teksi, Mohd Ridzwan Mohd Daud, berkata biarpun pemberian lesen individu itu dialu-alukan, namun pemberian yang dilakukan ketika ini tidak memberikan manfaat kepada semua pemandu.

"Ini kerana ia tidak diiklankan kepada umum, dan hanya sebahagian pemandu teksi yang mendapat lesen tersebut, itupun selepas memohonnya sejak 2010," dakwa beliau ketika dihubungi Harakahdaily, hari ini.

Tambah beliau, jika kerajaan benar-benar prihatin dengan nasib pemandu teksi di negara ini, perkara ini (lesen individu) sudah lama perlu diberikan.

Sebaliknya, kata beliau sebarang permohonan untuk mendapatkan lesen individu ini telah dibekukan sejak tiga tahun lepas.

"Mengapa baru sekarang diberi? Ketika boleh dikatakan waktu 'lampu merah?' Itupun tanpa pemberitahuan umum. Adakah untuk memancing undi?" soal beliau lagi.

Sebelum ini, beliau bertindak melancarkan kempen menuntut permit individu terhadap kerajaan, menyerahkan memorandum ke parlimen dan mengadu kepada pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat.


The nonsense Ambiga

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 09:00 PM PDT

I think there is no need for Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein or the government to take heed on what Ambiga said. She is another moron who sensationalises and enjoys what PKR vice-president Tian Chua did.

Her calls for Hisham and the government to condemn the 'death threat on Tian Chua' didn't make any sense.
KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Mac — Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan hari ini mendesak Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein untuk mencela penyokong Umno kerana mengancam untuk membunuh Chua Tian Chang dari PKR, atau berisiko disenarai hitamkan oleh pemantau pilihan raya Bersih 2.0 kerana membiarkan keganasan politik.
Pekerja parti tersebut menjeritkan "Bunuh Tian Chua" apabila naib presiden Umno itu menggesa mereka bersatu di belakang Barisan Nasional (BN) dan "menghapuskan pengkhianat" seperti naib presiden PKR — lebih dikenali sebagai Tian Chua di mana sekutunya dalam Pakatan Rakyat (PR) telah dituduh menghasut serangan Sulu terhadap Sabah.
"Dia (Hishammuddin) harus ke depan dan memperbetulkan keadaan, dan menyatakan beliau tidak menyokong respon dari hadirin," kata Ambiga kepada The Malaysian Insider hari ini.
"Beliau harus tampil ke hadapan untuk menentang keganasan politik oleh semua pihak… jika tidak, beliau akan masuk kedalam senarai ahli politik yang menggalakkan keganasan," tambah pengerusi bersama Bersih 2.0 itu.
If she attributes such threats to the growing political fanaticism, she is totally wrong. The country was well managed before she and her friends organised that Bersih rallies... and before the ISA was repealed!

She and the Opposition are the ones who created the 'budaya samseng' in the country, inciting and letting our youngsters to become rowdy and 'kurang ajar' at each and every Bersih rally, and yet she puts all the blame on the police 'brutality'.

What Tian Chua said about the drama behind the death of our security personnel in Lahad Datu was uncalled for. It reflected him as being someone who is not sensitive about the sorrow and grievances the respective families had to bear.

It was Tian Chua's own doing. He is not patriotic for putting his personal politics above the sensitivity of Malaysians. Now that 'rakyat Malaysia' - regardless of their political ideologies are disgusted and angry at him, he began to find solace in people like Anwar and Ambiga.

So, let him learn the fact that politics and patriotism are two different things. If you are not patriotic about your own country, you can't be a politician... even not fit as a citizen!

Interview with U Wunna Shwe (Islamic Council) about Meikthila Ethnic Cleansing of Muslims

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 08:52 PM PDT


Muslims in Tat Kon, Nay Pyi Taw Under Attack

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 08:25 PM PDT

M-Media (English Version)'s status.
Muslims in Tat Kon, Nay Pyi Taw Under Attack
March 25, 2013 M-Media By Zarni

M-Media learns that Ywe Su village in Tat Kon, Nay Payi Taw, has been under attack by Buddhist thugs. There are 20 households (87 people) and a mosque. A villager told M-Media that they left the village since afternoon, and now taking refuge in other villages. Now the houses and the mosque are being destroyed.


Mosque and Muslim Houses destroyed at Oke Pho, Tharwadi District, Bago Division

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 08:24 PM PDT

M-Media (English Version)'s status.
Mosque and Muslim Houses destroyed at Oke Pho, Tharwadi District, Bago Division
(26.3.2013, 12:30 am) M-Media By Zarni

It has been reported that the Mosque and Muslim properties in Oke Pho, Tharwadi District, Bago Division have been destroyed since 12 am.

A mob has been destroying the Mosque, Madrasah (religious school) and houses owned by the Muslims.

"People from nearby villages lead the mob. There are about 1000 people in the mob. Police and armed-forces were also there, but as the mob outnumbered, they retreated." An eye-witness said to M-Media.

There are about 70 Muslim houses with the Muslim population of approximately 200 people, a Mosque and a religious school at Oak Pho.


Best of Irish Humour

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 08:00 PM PDT

Three Irish women go to confession and all three tell the priest that they have been having bad dreams about ghosts. The priest gets mad and decides to mention it during the Mass on Sunday. "Before we leave Mass today I want to say a few things about what I've been hearing in confession. There is no such things as ghosts, and those of you dreaming about ghosts should quit telling me about it. Now has anyone else in this church had a dream about a ghost?" Paddy is sitting in the back row half asleep and he raises his hand. "Paddy, now don't tell me you've been having dreams about a ghost too," asks the priest? "Oh I'm sorry Father", says Paddy, " I thought you said goat." ___________________ A newlywed couple arrived back from honeymoon to move into their tiny new flat. "Care to go to bed?" the husband asked. "Shh!" said his blushing bride. "These walls are paper thin. The neighbours will know what you mean! Next time, ask me in code - like, 'Have you left the washing machine door open' - instead." So, the following night, the husband asks: "I don't suppose you left the washing machine door open, darling?" "No," she snapped back, "I definitely shut it." Then she rolled over and fell asleep. The next morning, she woke up feeling a little frisky herself, so she nudged her husband and said: "I think I did leave the washing machine door open after all..." "Don't worry," said the man. "It was only a small load so I did it by hand." _____________________ An Irish man, an English man, a Scots man and a Welsh man were all on an airplane together when one of the engines fails. The pilot explains the situation to the all of the passengers. He tells them if someone doesn't jump out they will all be dead. He asks who is prepared to die for the greater good, adding that they will be remembered as a hero forever. The brave Scots man says 'Ok then, i will do this for the glory of my country' and jumps out. The pilot turns around and tells the remaining passengers that the plane is still going down and someone else must do the right thing. The Welsh man tells every one that as he is the oldest out of all the passengers, he will take the plunge, so he jumps out . Again the pilot turns around and says, its helping but we need 1 more to jump for the rest of the passengers to survive. So the Irish man says 'well I hoped it wouldn't come to this, but I will do this for the greater good and for the glory of my country. So he grabs the English man and throws him out the door. ________________ A petty thief, a teacher and a lawyer die in a plane crash and go up to Heaven's gates together. When they get there they are stopped by St. Peter, who says: "Sorry, it's crowded up here, you need to answer a question correctly, or else you can't get in." He looks at the teacher, and asks her: "What was the name of the famous ocean-liner that sank after hitting an iceberg?" "Oh, that's easy," the teacher replies, "the Titanic." So St. Peter lets her into Heaven. Next he turns to the petty thief. "How many people died on that ship?" St. Peter asks. "Oooh, that's tough, but I saw the movie, and I think it was 1,500." St. Peter steps away and the thief walks into Heaven. Finally, St. Peter turns to the lawyer and says: "Name them." _______________________ While being interviewed for a job, the personnel manager said to the Maguire brothers: 'We're going to give you a written examination. Ten questions. Whoever gets most right we'll hire.' Papers were produced and the boys set to work answering the general knowledge questions. When the time was up the personnel manager collected and marked the papers. 'Well,' said he, 'you've both got nine out often, but I'm giving Mick the job.' 'Why's that?' asked Pat. 'Well,' said the manager, 'you both got the same question wrong but he had 'I don't know this' and you had 'Neither do I!'. _______________________ Father McGee walked into the church and spotted a man sitting cross-legged on the altar. 'My son,' said the holy man, 'what are you doing? Who are you?' 'I'm God,' said the stranger. 'Pardon?' 'I'm God,' he repeated. 'This is my house!' Father McGee ran into the presbytery and, in total panic, rang the archbishop. 'Your reverence,' said he, 'I hate to trouble you, but there's a man sat on me altar who claims he's God. What'll he do?' Take no chances,' said the archbishop. 'Get back in the church and look busy!' ___________________________ Murphy approached Mulligan's bar. On the step outside he was accosted by a nun, Sister Marie, who said: 'Surely a fine man like yourself is not going into this den of iniquity? Surely you're not going to waste your hard-earned cash on the devil's brew. Why don't you go home and feed and clothe your wife and children?' 'Hang on, Sisters,' spluttered Murphy. 'How can you condemn alcohol out of hand? Surely it's wrong to form such a rash judgement when you've never tasted the stuff?' 'Very well,' said Sister Marie. Till taste it just to prove my point. Obviously I can't go into the pub, so why don't you bring me some gin. Oh, and just to camouflage my intent, maybe you should bring it in a cup not a glass!' 'OK,' said Murphy and into the bar he breezed. 'I'll have a large gin,' he said to the barman. 'And can you put it in a cup?' 'My God,' said the barman, 'that nun's not outside again is she?' **Posted for laughs

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