8888 Generation Student Leaders, Ko Mya Aye,Ko Ko Gyi, Min Ko Naing Spoke on Bengali Rohingya and the Current Riots in Burma-english

Ko Ko Gyi: Unless inevitable, we tried to avoid some issues patiently. Now it is time that we announce our view on Rohingya clearly. Rohingya is not one of the ethnic groups of Myanmar at all. We see that the riot happening currently in Buthedaung and Maungdaw of Arakan State is because of the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh called “Rohingya” and mischievous provocation of some international communities. Therefore, such interfering efforts by some powerful nations on this issue (Rohingya issue), without fully understanding the ethnic groups and other situations of Burma, will be viewed as offending the sovereignty of our nation. Genetically, culturally and linguistically Rohingya is not absolutely related to any ethnicity in Myanmar. In terms of citizenship, I would state separately. As we share the borders with other countries, we have some Chinese and Indian descents. They have been living in our country for generations and citizenship has been granted to them. We do not discriminate based on any race for granting the citizenship even if he is a Bengali. They should be protected in the same way as citizens of Myanmar.But, if we were forcefully pressured to accept Rohigya as one of the ethnic groups (of Burma), we won’t tolerate that. Even in America, to get the citizenship, people are tested on how well they know English language, how much they know about the culture of the country, and how long they have been living in the country, through the interviews. In our country, to get the citizenship, it is needed to know at least an ethnic language well and the person must have lived here for generations and know the cultures of the people to some extent. If we are forced to relax our citizenship rules and process and to deal with them unmindfully, we won’t tolerate it at all. For having good international relationship, we have repeatedly deferred to a lot of requests throughout the successive governments. We considered the case from the humanitarian point of view and accepted (Bengali) as refugees. Since no country wants to take them in, we feel sympathy for those people on the ground of humanity and refugee. Taking advantage of our kindness and deference, if the powerful countries forced us to take responsibility for this issue, we will never accept it. Concerning with the sovereignty, if we are forced to yield by any country, we, the army and democratic force will deal the issue together as a national issue.

Ko Mya Aye:I got out of prison. Even before I got out of prison, Rohingya issue has become a hot issue. It has become not only a hot issue in international political community, but also a crow-pleasing issue that can generate fund. Most of the Rohingya belong to Islam faith. Well, almost all of them. In order to become one of the ethnic groups, I think they tried to bond with Myanmar Muslims and have been pushing this issue to become a religious issue. That’s what Ko Ko Gyi implied by “provocation from abroad”. This has been happening for decades.

Ko Ko Gyi:Therefore, Rohingya issue is not a Muslim (religious) issue. We need to be clear on that. I see that the fact that Rohingya people working with Myanmar Muslims is very suspicious.

Ko Mya Aye:We have repeatedly expressed 8888 Generation Students view since the incident occurred. Yesterday, we have contacted the authorities and shared what we have heard with them. To be honest, we have told them to have all the tight security measures in place. Now we heard of this news (terrorist act against the ethnic Rakhine people). It is not totally, totally, acceptable. I strongly, strongly denounce the fact that houses belonging to the ethnic Rakhine people were burnt down. First of all, I request that the government take responsibility of the security of the ethnic Rakhine people whose houses have been burnt down. Please find out who commit such anarchic acts that create more hatred among people and that would push the country into turmoil and punish those culprits. Especially, Maungdaw shares the border with the neighboring country (Bangladesh). Because of that the ethnic Rakhine are the minority there. In a civilized society, the majority does not bully the minority. It only occurs in an uncivilized society. Therefore, it has nothing to do with race or religion. On behalf of 8888 Generation Students, I demand to charge and punish those ruthless perpetrators effectively and strongly no matter which race they belong to and no matter which God they worship.

Min Ko Naing:It is the most important to prevent the incitement that would cause riots and bloodshed among citizens. Therefore, I don’t want anyone to name the current events as riots between Muslims and Buddhists. Especially, it is very important for the media to control the current situation. On internet and Facebook, we find comments based on emotion and cheering by the people who have no profile picture. We all must control things wisely. Because at one place, Buddhists would probably be a majority but at another place, there are many Buddhists who lives among Muslims. Therefore, the more powerful people should not harm the less powerful people anyhow. Not even saying things like threatening. It is time to protect each other. It is time to protect the minority by the majority. If they not only protect each other and if they not only threaten each other, if they even take lives and destroy the public property, do not save any face. We must protect all altogether. The authorities would also have to take necessary measures. We have already started our efforts to protect at nearby places. I would like to urge the people to protect each other purposely in a collective and united way.

Original clip of 8888 Generation Students on Bengali Rohingya (in Burmese)


Translation Credits: Zaw Myat Htoo, KHA.

Rohingyas trained in different Al-Qaeda and Taliban camps in Afghanistan-ASIAN TRIBUNE

Wed, 2009-04-01 00:46 — admin

By William Gomes – Bangladesh

Bangladesh is terrorized by Islamic terrorism. Islamic terrorism has created a culture of fear in Bangladesh. Our main objective is to bring out the nation from this culture of fear. Afghanistan is noted with the notion that “a nation at war and some time a nation engulfed by the “Taliban”.

In 1990s, 70,000 to 120,000 Muslim youth trained to fight in Asia, Africa, and in Middle East in different Al-Qaeda and Taliban camps in Afghanistan. Al-Qaeda highly trained a notable number of Islamic groups and indoctrinated them with the mission of “Jihad” that influx all over the world the message of fear and violence.

Arakan Rohingya Nationalist Organization (ARNO) and Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) were among the groups who were trained in Afghanistan camps and were and are active in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Every single Islamic terrorist attack from 9/11 to Bangladesh or else where in world is direct or indirect curse of the mushroom growth of Islamic terrorism. Harkat-ul-Jehad Islami-Bangladesh (HuJI-B) and Jamaat-ul-Mujaihdeen Bangladesh (JMB) have had a strong relation with the Afghanistan based Islamic terrorist networks. Bangladesh witnessed a mass bloodshed in the name of bloody Islam. Roads of Bangladesh were shacked with the slogan “We are Taliban and Bangla Will be Afghan”.

Bangladesh is experiencing the highest challenge in controlling political Islam and Islamic terrorism. The scenario has changed now Bangladesh becomes the highest threat before world peace and security.

As a multifaceted phenomenon, terrorism is a reason to fight regionally and jointly. The experience of Afghanistan in fighting the Islamic terrorism has been pivotal. Afghanistan can lead the south Asia in fighting the Islamic terrorism with their all experience.

Present Afghanistan Government and the people of Afghanistan is major ally of the International community in fighting the Islamic terrorist. The articulation and pursuit of Afghan foreign policy had made it clear the intention and ability to defend the Islamic Terrorism in or by Afghanistan. However, in a world of diversity, the solution we are looking forward to bring an end to the culture of fear and violence does demand a regional united effort.

International community should guide to bridge the gap between inadequate aspirations of Afghanistan’s foreign policy in fighting the Islamic Terrorist with People and government of Bangladesh based on the spirit of friendship and co operation.

International community should inspire the politicians and policy makers to mobilize the people of the south Asian region to make an open platform that the normal people can lead the movement against the culture of violence and fear that the movements become people’s movement against Islamic Terrorism and a vibrant campaign for Justice and peace. This initiative will play a central role in helping the people and government of Afghanistan and Bangladesh in their mission towards insuring stability of the south Asian region and the world.

William Gomes is an independent human rights activist, a Catholic ecumenical activist, and a political analyst. He is also the Executive Director of the Christian Development Alternative (CDA), a national organization against torture and human rights violations.

– Asian Tribune –


Some so-called campaigning groups are advocating for Rohingya Bengali TERRORISTS since they care only about MONEY since they get money with Rohingya Bengali issues.

Some so-called campaigning groups are advocating for Rohingya Bengali TERRORISTS since they care only about MONEY since they get money with Rohingya Bengali issues.

Because we, true BURMA activists are raising our voice regarding the Rohingya Bengali issues as NOT about Human Rights Issues but about ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION Issue, then they want to misled the public by saying all the people of Burma once migrated from China.

Funny, we are not talking about migration issue. We are taking about IMMIGRATION issue. We are not talking about Human Rights issue but we are talking about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ISSUES. 

Anyone glorifying ROHINGYA BENGALI ISLAMIC Terrorists, then learn this. I must quote what former president George W. Bush had said,

“Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes. Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.”

To be a Burmese citizen is not that easy so does to be a UK citizen. I must also quote what UK IMMIGRATION LAW has to say.

It mention clearly that to be a UK citizen, you need following:

+ If you were born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983
+ If you were born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983, you are a British citizen if at the time of your birth one of your parents was: a British citizen; or legally settled in the UK.”

Anyone recognise the conditional clause IF and AFTER and standard requirement of LEGALLY settled.

Likewise, we can’t easily give away a Burmese citizenship to anyone entering Burma Illegally.


Joint Statement on current political situation and peace processes by community based organizations from Shan State, Burma


June 12, 2012

On June 4 and 5, 2012, about 80 people from various community-based organizations, including women’s, youth, environment, community development, media, health, education, literature and culture groups, migrant workers groups, as well as monks and farmers from Shan State held a forum to discuss the current political situation in Shan State, especially the ongoing peace negotiation process.

Key concerns raised by participants about the current situation are as follows:

1.       Communities remain in daily fear of the expanding Burma Army, which now numbers over 180 battalions in Shan State, a quarter of their total troop force. The twelfth Burma Army Regional Command has been set up in Shan State since the 2010 election. Despite recent ceasefire agreements, armed clashes continue, and the Burma Army continues to target civilians for abuse with impunity.

2.       The 2010 elections, and introduction of “democracy,” have not improved the lives of the people of Shan State, as the 2008 pro-military constitution puts the Burma Army outside the law, and elected representatives have no power to curb the army’s abuses, or to protect the rights of local communities.  Continue reading “Joint Statement on current political situation and peace processes by community based organizations from Shan State, Burma”

After Naw Kham, there’s Punako

TUESDAY, 12 JUNE 2012 16:06 S.H.A.N.

Business sources SHAN has talked to have rejected Thai drug czar’s claim that after drug “godfather” Naw Kham was arrested on 25 April, the one most worth watching is Yishay, leader of the Nampong People’s Militia Force (PMF) in Tachilek, opposite Thailand’s Maesai.

“They’d do better to watch the Punako PMF (led by Ja Ngoi and Ai Long),” said a businessman who is visiting the border. “Because, when it comes to production and exporting of drugs into Thailand, Punako is bigger than Nampong.”


Naw Kham, Yi Shay and Nakhanmway


Punako (Monghsat township) lies west of Nampong (Tachilek township). The road that branches out from Mongtoom on the Monghsat-Tachilek road is guarded by the Burma Army’s two light infantry battalions: 553 and 554. Continue reading “After Naw Kham, there’s Punako”