Sri Lanka To Ban Time Magazine: “The Face Of Buddhist Terror”

Time magazine, carrying a cover story comparing the Myanmar Buddhist Monk Wirathu and his organization `Buddhist 969` to the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), has been banned in Sri Lanka, reports say.

The cover story on the July 1st issue of Time Magazine is entitled ‘The Face of Buddhist Terror and features Myanmar’s extremist monk Wirathu, who has been accused of stoking anti-Muslim sentiments with his 969 movement, launched in February, which calls on Buddhists to boycott Muslim shops and businesses.

There have been at least three anti-Muslim riots this year in central and northern Myanmar, leaving thousands homeless.

In June 2012, Buddhist communities in the Rakhine State attacked Rohingya Muslims, leaving 167 people dead and 125,000 people homeless.

The Bodu Bala Sena Group has lobbied the Media Ministry and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to ensure the offending issue never reaches the news stands in Sri Lanka, reports media.

However, President of Myanmar has denied allegations against the monk Wirathu, stating that the monk Ashin Wirathu is making a great effort to secure peace and prosperity in Myanmar.

The Myanmar President condemns the content in Time Magazine, denoting that it is an attempt to endanger the efforts made to develop trust between the two parties.

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The Face Of Buddhist Terror: Sri Lanka To Ban Time Magazine


Dengue spreads quickly in north, south of Thailand


CHIANG RAI, June 29 – Thailand’s dengue fever situation this year is becoming more serious, with the tropical disease spreading quickly in the country’s north and south.

Dr Sura Kunkongkapan, Director of Mae Sai Hospital in Chiang Rai province, said the number of dengue patients in the country has spread quickly and more seriously compared to recent years, despite the fact that the rainy season has only just begun.

Around 40 patients per day on average received treatment at the hospital, 30 of whom are Thai and the rest Myanmar nationals from Tha Chi Lek province in Myanmar.

In Chiang Rai, there have been over 2,500 patients diagnosed with dengue fever from January 1-June 28 in 18 districts, three of whom have died. Mae Sai district has seen the highest number of patients at more than 700 people, followed by Mae Chan, Wiang Pa Pao, the provincial seat and Thoeng, respectively.

Meanwhile, in the southern province of Trang, Dr Rak Booncharoen, deputy mayor of Trang Munilicapality, led officials from local Public Health and Environment Division to fumigate 27 communities in order to destroy mosquito breeding grounds, as well as provide knowledge and distribute larvicidal sand granules to local communities for dengue prevention.

Dr Rak said the dengue situation in Trang Municipality is still controllable. However, there is so far one high risk community of 700 households where around 30 patients have already been diagnosed with dengue, while over 500 persons in 10 districts have been infected with the fever, the highest statistics recorded in the province. Nontheless, there has not yet been any casualties reported in Trang. (MCOT online news)

No agreement between the KNPP and the Government on military school yet

Thursday, 27 June 2013  Written by  PNA phophtawnews

The government has not replied yet on the demand of the KNPP (Karenni National Progressive Party) for moving the government’s (no. 14) military training school in Hpruso Township in Kayah to other place, according to KNPP’s vice president, Khu Oo Reh.

“This land is confiscated land by the government. The government said that this land is vacant land. Therefore there is no more land for villagers to do growing. That is why we have to demand to the government moving out from this land. But the government gave a reason that they have already built their building and it used a lot of budget that was not possible to remove,” he said.

Therefore the KNPP gave a suggestion again to change this building for the mass benefit (profession school) or other educated school. But the government has not given any response yet.

The government confiscated a lot of land acres to build this military training school. The people did a referendum, prayer and demonstration in order to oppose in building of the military training school.

“This military training school is located in the middle of people’s growing area. It becomes to give back compensation to the land owner when the people knew significantly about the government used their power that is not unfair. Therefore the government gave compensation (50,000 kyats) for one acre. The people didn’t agree with that amount money,” Khu Oo Reh said.

However the authorities in these areas tried to pay the compensation, but it was very few of money if calculation with current price.

The government confiscated the land areas more than they need for building the military training school that was not unfairly, he said.

The government peace making group and the KNPP have already met officially at union level (2 times), state level (1 time) and off the record meeting (3 times).

There were three times the KNPP presented about the issue of military training school in every meeting with the government but until now the responding from the government has not come yet.

Finally, in the meeting of 2nd union level on 19th and 20th of June, they still have not got agreement for resettlement of troops and military affair.

The KNPP signed ceasefire agreement with the government on 7th of March, 2012. However they got totally over 20 points of agreement but there have no for resettlement of troops until now.

Hundreds of civilians flee as Burmese army continues to battle KIA


Published on June 28, 2013

A series of battles took place in the last week of June in northern Shan State between troops under Kachin Independence Army and Burmese Army. Despite their agreement to undertake efforts to de-escalate tension on May 30, government troops continue to encroach on territories held by indigenous ethnic armies in northern Shan State.

A battle took place between Kachin people militia (MHH) troops under KIA’s 36th Battalion and a combined force of Burmese army’s 128th Light Infantry Regiment and 507th Light Infantry Battalion near Kong Sa village in northern Shan State on June 27 at 7 am.

A Kong Sa villager said Burmese government troops fired several rounds of 60 mm mortar shells on civilian homes in his village during the battle. About 1000 civilians have fled to Chinese side of the border as mortar shells landed in residential area.

Another battle took place between Kachin people militia (MHH) troops under KIA’s 36th Battalion and Burmese army troops under 128th LIR near Hpai Kawng village on June 26 at 8 pm. The battle lasted for about an hour and no casualties have been reported from either side.

A local source says Burmese army soldiers are staying inside civilians’ homes in Hpai Kawng village and often fire at Kachin troops from those occupied homes. Hpai Kawng villagers are currently living in open rice fields as Burmese army troops from 240th LIR burned down Hpai Kawng IDP camp which has about 50 temporary tents on Nov 28, 2012.

A civilian house hit by 60 mm mortar shells from government troops
A civilian house hit by 60 mm mortar shells from government troops

Burma army and KIA battle for second straight day in Shan state

KNG 26.JUNE 2013

Units from the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) continued to clash Thursday morning, as fighting in the Pangsai (Kyukok) area of northern Shan state carried over for the second straight day.


The fighting broke out at 9 am local time near Seng Htu Hkyet (Jang Hpang Kawng) in the same area where clashes took place yesterday, said Zau Seng, a commander from the Pangsai-based 5th Section unit of the Mungshawa Hpyen Hpung (MHH or People’s Army in Kachin), a militia affiliated with the KIA’s civilian wing the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO). The MHH are a civilian force made up of local Kachin volunteers who frequently fight alongside regular KIA forces.

The latest clashes involved troops from the Burma Army’s Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) No. 507 and a combined group of troops from KIA Battalion 36 and their allies with the 5th Section of the MHH battalion, according to Zau Seng.

“The fighting began after a column of Burmese troops intruded into Seng Htu Hkyet where we have been planning to set up our base,” said Zau Seng. It is not yet known whether there were any casualties from either side. Continue reading “Burma army and KIA battle for second straight day in Shan state”

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အခုတေလာမႇာ အင္တာနက္ လူမႈကြန္ရက္ေတြေပၚမႇာ အမ်ိဳးသားေရးဆန္တဲ့ ဦး၀ီရသူကို အေၾကာင္းျပဳၿပီး သံဃာထုအေပၚမႇာ ႐ိုင္းစိုင္းစြာ ေစာ္ကားမႈေတြ အေတာ္ႀကီးကို မ်ားျပားလာတာကို ေတြ႕ျမင္ခဲ့ရတယ္။ လစ္ဘရယ္လို႔ ကိုယ့္ကိုယ္ကိုယ္ အမည္တပ္ထား သူေတြဟာ စည္းလြတ္၀ါးလြတ္ကိုပဲ သံဃာထုအေပၚကို တိုက္ခိုက္လာခဲ့တာကို မျမင္ခ်င္ဘဲ ျမင္ေတြ႕ေနရတယ္။ ၀မ္းနည္းစရာ အေကာင္းဆံုးကေတာ့ သံဃာထုအေပၚမႇာ မိုက္႐ိုင္းစြာ ေစာ္ကားလာသူေတြဟာ ျမန္မာ့ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္နဲ႔ NLD တို႔ရဲ႕သတင္းေတြ၊ ဓာတ္ပံုေတြကို တင္ေလ့ရႇိတဲ့ ခြန္ဒီးယမ္၊ ဒီမိုဖက္တီးလိုမ်ဳိး ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္နဲ႔ နီးစပ္တဲ့ အသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္းက လူေတြျဖစ္ေနတာပါပဲ။ အမ်ားအားျဖင့္ သူတို႔ေတြဟာ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ရဲ႕ အာေဘာ္ေတြကိုသာ တင္ျပေလ့ ရႇိတဲ့အတြက္ ဒီလိုမ်ဳိးသံဃာထုအေပၚ ႐ိုင္းစိုင္းစြာ ေစာ္ကားၿပီး အမ်ိဳးသားေရးကိစၥနဲ႔ ထိပ္တိုက္ ေတြ႕ေနတာဟာလည္း ပါတီနဲ႔ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ရဲ႕ သေဘာထားလိုမ်ိဳး လူေတြ ထင္ျမင္လာၾကတယ္။

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမႇာ အမ်ဳိးသားေရး၀ါဒီဆန္တဲ့ အင္စတီက်ဴးရႇင္း ႏႇစ္ခုရႇိပါတယ္။ ပထမတစ္ခုကေတာ့ စစ္တပ္ပါ။ ေနာက္ တစ္ခုကေတာ့ သံဃာ့အဖြဲ႕အစည္းပါ။ ဘာသာေရး ေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတြ ျဖစ္ေနတဲ့အတြက္ သံဃာေတာ္ေတြဟာ အမ်ဳိးဘာသာ ေစာင့္ေရႇာက္ေရးအတြက္ အမ်ဳိးသားေရး၀ါဒီေတြ ျဖစ္လာၾကပါတယ္။ သံဃာေတာ္ေတြဟာ တိုက္႐ိုက္မဲေပးပိုင္ခြင့္ မရႇိဘူး၊ ဒါေပမဲ့ ဒီသံဃာေတာ္ေတြဟာ မဲေပးပိုင္ခြင့္ရႇိသူေတြရဲ႕ ရာခိုင္ႏႈန္း ၇၀ ေလာက္ထိ ရႇိႏိုင္တဲ့ ျပည္သူေတြအေပၚမႇာ လႊမ္းမိုးမႈ ရႇိပါတယ္။ ေက်းလက္ေတာရြာေတြမႇာ သံဃာေတာ္ေတြဟာ ဆံုးမျပဳျပင္သူေတြ၊ လမ္းညႊန္သင္ၾကားေပးသူေတြပါ။ အရင္တုန္းကတည္းက သံဃာအဖြဲ႕အစည္းဟာ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ရဲ႕ ဦးေဆာင္မႈကို လိုလားလက္ခံၾကတယ္။ ဒီအေၾကာင္းဟာ NLD အတြက္ ၁၉၉၀ နဲ႔ ၂၀၁၂ Landslide ႏိုင္ရျခင္းရဲ႕ အေၾကာင္းရင္းေတြ ျဖစ္လာပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ အခုေတာ့ NLD နဲ႔ နီးစပ္တဲ့ အသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္းဟာ အမ်ဳိးသားေရး၀ါဒီဆန္တဲ့ ဦး၀ီရသူနဲ႔ လစ္ဘရယ္၀ါဒကို အေၾကာင္းျပဳျပီး သံဃာေတာ္ေတြနဲ႔ ထိပ္တိုက္တိုးလာတယ္။ ျမန္မာျပည္မႇာ သံဃာေတာ္ ငါးသိန္းေက်ာ္ ရႇိပါတယ္။ ဒီထဲမႇာ ၀ိနည္းမေလးစား မလိုက္နာတဲ့ သံဃာဟာ ၁၀ ရာခိုင္ႏႈန္းထက္ မပိုႏိုင္ပါဘူး။ ဒါ့ေၾကာင့္သာ အခုခ်ိန္ထိ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဟာ ေထရ၀ါဒ ႏိုင္ငံအျဖစ္ ဆက္လက္ တည္ရႇိေနတာပါ။ အခုလို အနည္းစု သံဃာကိုေထာက္ျပီး ဘာသာေရး ပုတ္ခတ္မႈေတြ လုပ္လာတာ၊ သံဃာထုနဲ႔ ထိပ္တိုက္ေတြ႕ဖို႔ ႀကိဳးစားလာတာ၊ အမ်ိဳးသားေရး၀ါဒကို အစြန္းေရာက္အျဖစ္ ပံုေဖာ္လာတာေတြဟာ NLD အတြက္ ေကာင္းတဲ့ အလားအလာတစ္ခု မျဖစ္ႏုိင္ပါဘူး။

ဗုဒၶဘာသာနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လို႔ မဟုတ္မမႇန္ ေ၀ဖန္ထားတဲ့ TIME မဂၢဇင္းနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လို႔လည္း NLD ေထာက္ခံသူအခ်ဳိ႕ရဲ႕ သေဘာထားဟာ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္အမ်ားစု တုံ႕ျပန္တဲ့ သေဘာထားကို ဆန္႔က်င္ေနျပန္တယ္။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဟာ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ ၈၅ ရာခိုင္ႏႈန္းေက်ာ္ ေနထိုင္တဲ့ ႏုိင္ငံတစ္ႏိုင္ငံပါ။ TIME မဂၢဇင္းရဲ႕ စြပ္စြဲေ၀ဖန္မႈေတြဟာ ဦး၀ီရသူ တစ္ေယာက္တည္းသာ မဟုတ္ဘဲ အျခားဗုဒၶဘာသာမ်ားကိုပါ ႏႇိမ့္ခ်သလို ျဖစ္ေနတယ္။ ဒီအတြက္ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၀င္ အမ်ားစုဟာ မေက်မနပ္နဲ႔ ဆန္႔က်င္ကန္႔ကြက္ၾကတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ ဒီတစ္ခါမႇာလည္း NLD ေထာက္ခံသူေတြဟာ မလိုလားအပ္တဲ့ ထိပ္တိုက္ရင္ဆိုင္မႈတစ္ခုကို ျပဳလုပ္ၿပီး TIME မဂၢဇင္းကို အားေပးေထာက္ခံခဲ့ကာ TIME မဂၢဇင္းကို ကန္႔ကြက္တဲ့ Campaign ကိုေတာင္ ႐ႈတ္ခ်ျပစ္တင္ခဲ့တယ္။ TIME ကို ကန္႔ကြက္ခဲ့ၾကတာဟာ ဦး၀ီရသူကို ထိခိုက္တာ တစ္ခ်က္တည္းေၾကာင့္ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ ေနာက္ကြယ္က အေၾကာင္းရင္းေတြကို မေဖာ္ျပဘဲ ဗုဒၶဘာသာကိုသာ ေသးသိမ္ေအာင္ ေစာ္ကားတဲ့ ပုတ္ခတ္မႈေတြေၾကာင့္လည္း ပါပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဟာ ဘာသာေရးအရ ယံုၾကည္မႈ ျပင္းထန္ၿပီး လူဦးေရ သိပ္သည္းဆလည္း မ်ားလြန္းတဲ့ ႏိုင္ငံေတြၾကားက တစ္ႏိုင္ငံပါ။ ဒီလိုအခ်ိန္မႇာ လံုး၀ ဘာသာေရး အမ်ိဳးသားေရးမပါတဲ့ ႏုိင္ငံေရးဆိုတာဟာ မျဖစ္ႏိုင္ေသးဘူး။ ဒီအတြက္ ညိႇႏိႈင္းယူရမယ့္ အစားကို လစ္ဘရယ္လို႔ ယူဆထားတဲ့ NLD ေထာက္ ခံသူေတြဟာ Total Secularism ကိုင္တြယ္ျပီး အမ်ိဳးသားေရး၀ါဒီေတြ အေပၚမႇာ အျပင္းအထန္ တိုက္ခိုက္ေနတာဟာ လူထုအားေတြ အမ်ားႀကီး ဆံုး႐ႈံးသြားႏိုင္တဲ့အတြက္ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအရ ပါးရည္နပ္ရည္ မရႇိဘူးဆိုရမယ္ထင္တယ္။ လစ္ဘရယ္ေတြဟာ တခ်ဳိ႕ကိစၥေတြမႇာ လက္ေရႇာင္ေနသင့္တဲ့အစား မိုက္မိုက္ကန္းကန္းကို ျပည္သူနဲ႔ ထိပ္တိုက္ေတြ႔ေနတယ္။

ဒီေထာင္ေခ်ာက္ေတြ အကုန္လံုးဟာ ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏႇစ္ ၾကားျဖတ္ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲမႇာ NLD ရဲ႕ Landslide အႏိုင္ရလိုက္ျခင္းေၾကာင့္ ၂၀၁၅ မႇာ NLD အေပၚ တရားနည္လမ္းနဲ႔ အသာရလာဖို႔ မျဖစ္ႏုိင္ေတာ့ဘူး ဆိုတာကို သိသြားတဲ့ အခ်ိန္ကစၿပီး ျဖစ္လာရတာပါ။ အခုလည္း ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္နဲ႔ NLD ဟာ ေျဖရႇင္းရခက္တဲ့ အႀကီးမားဆံုး ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္တစ္ခုနဲ႔ ၾကံဳေတြ႕ေနရပါျပီ…

အတိုက္အခံဟာ တိုင္းရင္းသားအေရးေတြနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လို႔ ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္တစ္ခုမိခဲ့တယ္။ အစိုးရစီမံကိန္းေတြနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လို႔ ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္တစ္ခုမိတယ္၊ ေနာက္တစ္ခါ ခိုး၀င္ဘဂၤါလီအေရးနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လို႔ ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္တစ္ခု ထပ္မိျပန္တယ္။ အခုခ်ိန္ထိေတာ့ အတိုက္အခံဟာ ဒီေထာင္ေခ်ာက္ေတြ အေပၚမႇာ ခံႏိုင္ရည္ရႇိေသးတယ္။ လူထုအားကို ရထားတဲ့ အဓိက ပါတီၾကီးတစ္ခုအျဖစ္ ဆက္လက္ရပ္တည္ ေနေသးတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ ကိစၥတစ္ခု ျဖစ္ၿပီးတိုင္းမႇာ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္နဲ႔ NLD အေပၚမႇာ ယံုၾကည္ ေထာက္ခံမႈေတြ က်က်လာတာကို ေတြ႕ျမင္ႏိုင္မႇာပါ။ NLD ဟာ ၂၀၁၅ မႇာ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလံုး အတုိင္းအတာနဲ႔ ႏိုင္ခ်င္တယ္ဆိုရင္ ဒါေတြကို သတိျပဳမႇ ျဖစ္လိမ့္မယ္။ ဒီေထာင္ေခ်ာက္ေတြ အကုန္လံုးဟာ ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏႇစ္ ၾကားျဖတ္ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲမႇာ NLD ရဲ႕ Landslide အႏိုင္ရလိုက္ျခင္းေၾကာင့္ ၂၀၁၅ မႇာ NLD အေပၚ တရားနည္လမ္းနဲ႔ အသာရလာဖို႔ မျဖစ္ႏုိင္ေတာ့ဘူး ဆိုတာကို သိသြားတဲ့ အခ်ိန္ကစၿပီး ျဖစ္လာရတာပါ။ အခုလည္း ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္နဲ႔ NLD ဟာ ေျဖရႇင္းရခက္တဲ့ အႀကီးမားဆံုး ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္တစ္ခုနဲ႔ ၾကံဳေတြ႕ေနရပါျပီ။ အခုလို အမ်ဳိးသားေရး ၀ါဒကို အေၾကာင္းျပဳၿပီး ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္နဲ႔ NLD အေပၚ လူႀကိဳက္နည္းေအာင္ လုပ္လာတာဟာ ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္တစ္ခု ျဖစ္တယ္ဆိုတာ အသိသာၾကီးပါ။ လက္ရႇိမႇာလည္း NLD လစ္ဘရယ္မ်ားနဲ႔ အမ်ဳိးသားေရး ၀ါဒီေတြအၾကား အေတာ္ၾကီးကို အမုန္းပြားေနၾကျပီ။ အမ်ိဳးသားေရး၀ါဒီေတြ အေနနဲ႔ NLD အေပၚ ေထာက္ခံမႈ က်ဆင္းလာေနျပီ။ ဒီအခ်ိန္မႇာ NLD အေနနဲ႔ ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္တိုင္းကို ငါအင္အားႀကီးတာပဲဆိုၿပီး တိုးလို႔မရႏိုင္ဘူး။ အခုလည္း ဒီအမ်ိဳးသားေရး ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္ကို NLD ဟာ သိသိႀကီးနဲ႔ ၀င္တိုးေနျပန္တယ္။ စည္း႐ံုးညႇိႏႈိင္း လုပ္ေဆာင္ရမယ့္အစား NLD ဘက္ေတာ္သားေတြဟာ အမ်ဳိးသားေရး၀ါဒီေတြ အေပၚမႇာ ျပင္းျပင္းထန္ထန္ တိုက္ခိုက္လာတယ္။ အထူးသျဖင့္ေတာ့ သံဃာေတာ္ေတြ အေပၚမႇာပါ ေစာ္ကားမႈေတြ ျပဳလုပ္လာျခင္းက NLD အေနနဲ႔ ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္ထဲကို တိုး၀င္ေနတယ္ ဆိုတာကို ပိုသိသာလာတယ္။ အာဏာရႇင္ေတြ ကိုင္အသံုးခ်ေနတဲ့ အမ်ဳိးသားေရး၀ါဒအေပၚ ေလႇ်ာ့တြက္လိုက္ျခင္းဟာ NLD က်ဆံုးခန္း ျဖစ္သြားဖို႔အတြက္ လမ္းစျဖစ္သြားမႇာကို တကယ္စိုးရိမ္မိတယ္။ ကြၽန္ေတာ္ဟာ လူမႇန္းသိတတ္စ အရြယ္ကတည္းက ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ဦးေဆာင္တဲ့ NLD ပါတီအေပၚမႇာ စိတ္ေရာ ကိုယ္ပါ ႏႇစ္သက္သေဘာက်ခဲ့သူ တစ္ေယာက္ပါ။ ကြၽန္ေတာ္ဟာ ႏိုင္ငံေရးကြၽမ္းက်င္သူ တစ္ေယာက္ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး၊ ဘာသာေရး ကြၽမ္းက်င္သူ တစ္ေယာက္လည္း မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ ဒီအျဖစ္အပ်က္ေတြ၊ ဒီအေၾကာင္းအရာေတြဟာ လူငယ္တစ္ေယာက္ အေနနဲ႔ ျမင္မိတဲ့ အရာေတြပါ။ ဒါေပမဲ့ ကြၽန္ေတာ္လို လူငယ္တစ္ေယာက္ေတာင္ ေတြ႕ျမင္ႏိုင္တဲ့ NLD ကို မဲဖယ္ေနတာ သိသာလြန္းတဲ့ ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္ေတြကို ဘာ့ေၾကာင္ NLD နဲ႔ NLD ဘက္ေတာ္သားေတြ သိသိႀကီး တိုး၀င္ေနတာလဲ ဆိုတာကိုေတာ့ တကယ္နားမလည္ႏိုင္ဘူး။

အမ်ိဳးသားေရး၀ါဒီဆိုတာ ႏိုင္ငံတိုင္းမႇာ ရႇိမႇာပဲ။ အေမရိကန္ကို ဒီမိုကေရစီေရႇ႕ေဆာင္ ႏိုင္ငံအျဖစ္ သတ္မႇတ္မယ္ဆိုရင္ အေမရိကန္က ရီပတ္ပလီကန္ေတြဟာ အမ်ဳိးသားေရး၀ါဒီေတြ မ်ားတယ္ဆိုတာ အသိသာၾကီးပါ။ ဒါေပမယ့္ သူတို႔တိုင္းျပည္အတြက္ ညႇိႏႈိင္း ေဆာင္ရြက္ေနၾကတယ္။ ဒီလိုပဲ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမႇာလည္း ဘက္ႏႇစ္ဘက္ ရႇိေနတယ္ ဆိုေပမယ့္ အဓိကက ႏိုင္ငံအတြက္ဆိုတဲ့ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ရႇိရင္ က်န္တဲ့မတူညီတာေတြကို ညႇိႏႈိင္းအေျဖရႇာရမႇာပါ။ ဒါေပမဲ့ တစ္ဖက္ေတာ့ ျပဳတ္ရမယ္ဆိုတဲ့ ပံုစံမ်ိဳးနဲ႔ အခုလိုမ်ိဳး သံဃာေတာ္ေတြ အပါအ၀င္ အမ်ဳိးသားေရး ၀ါဒီေတြအေပၚ ျပင္းထန္တဲ့ တိုက္ခုိက္မႈေတြ ျပဳလုပ္ရင္း အစြန္းေရာက္ေတြအျဖစ္ ပံုေဖာ္လာေနတဲ့ NLD ရဲ႕ ဘက္ေတာ္သားေတြေၾကာင့္ NLD ဟာ ပံုရိပ္ထိခိုက္ လာႏုိင္ပါတယ္။ ျပည္သူေတြနဲ႔ ထိပ္တိုက္တိုးလာႏုိင္တယ္။ ဒါဆိုရင္ ၂၀၁၅ အတြက္ NLD ရဲ႕ ေမႇ်ာ္လင့္ခ်က္ဟာ ထိခိုက္သြားႏိုင္တဲ့အတြက္ NLD အေနနဲ႔ ေထာင္ေခ်ာက္ထဲကို မတိုး၀င္သြားဖို႔ ေမွ်ာ္လင့္ပါတယ္။



CREDIT EMG   Written by Thurein Hlaing Win

For the time being, many rude assaults were found on online social networks against Sangha or the community of ordained Buddhist monks, mainly due to U Withura who seems to be a nationalist.

You can see easily on the networks that those who called themselves “liberals” made a lot of those attacks without any control. The most sadly is that they are namely Khun Deram and Demo Fatty believed to be from a group close to NLD and its leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (DASSK), and they used to post inside information and photos related to them online. Now people have assumed that they are the voices of NLD and its leader confronting with the national issue and making the rude attacks, as they mostly used to post DASSK’s voices online. These acts of inside persons have made the moral value of DASSK fall down.

There are only two institutions which seem “nationalistic” in Myanmar. The first one is the military. The latter is the Sangha. The Sangha became the nationalists as they have the duty to protect the religion and the national because they are religious leaders themselves. They cannot vote in an election as they are monks, but they can influence the people who represent about 70% of the country’s population. The monks are teachers and mentors to many people in rural areas. As before, the Sangha still wants and accepts the leadership of DASSK. That’s why NLD won landslide in 1990 and 2012. But now, NLD and its close community found themselves confronted with the Sangha, because of U Withura and the liberalism.

There are more than 500,000 Buddhist monks in Myanmar. There could not be more than 10% of them who failed to obey the Buddha’s rules for a monk. That’s why Myanmar is still a Theravada Buddhist country till now. These attacks made mainly due to the acts of a few monks, against the whole Sangha may not be a good prospective for NLD.

The opinions made by some supporters for NLD are once more against the response of Buddhist majority regarding the Time Magazine cover story which attacked the Buddhism incorrectly. Myanmar is a country where more than 85% of the population is Buddhists. The story dishonored not only U Withura, but also other Buddhists. That’s why most of the Buddhists expressed their disagreement on the story. But this time again, NLD supporters made another confrontation by supporting the Time and even condemning the recent campaign against it. The action against the Time was made not only for U Withura. There are reasons behind it. The story dishonored the Buddhism, but did not show enough reasons behind it. Myanmar is a country located between populous countries with strong beliefs. Now is the time when the country’s politics cannot be too far away from the nationalism and the religion. The NLD supporters who took themselves as “liberals” are holding total secularism. They made those strong attacks against the nationalists as they lack the political deftness.  NLD may lose people’s support largely as a result. The “liberals” confronted with the people unwisely, rather than they stay away from some cases.

The opposition was caught in a trap as regards with the ethnic issues. They fell into the trap again regarding to the government projects. Again, they were trapped when the Bengali issue arose. Until now, the opposition is resistant to these traps. They still stand as a political party supported by the majority of people. However, it is witnessed the people’s trust and support for Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD have dropped each time it went into traps. NLD should take caution if it wants to win the nation-wide votes in 2015 election. In fact, all these traps were laid because it is clear that NLD cannot be defeated in a fair way, after it won the landslide votes in 2012 by-election. Now has come another biggest trap for Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD. It is apparent that nationalism has been used as a tool to make Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD to become unpopular. There is growing hatred between NLD liberals and the nationalists. Nationalists’ support for NLD has now fallen. By this time, NLD should not go into the trap just because it is strong. However, NLD is still voluntarily going into the trap of nationalism. NLD’s components attack nationalists, rather than negotiating with them. Their insult to Buddhist monks is further pushing NLD into the trap. I feel really worried that underestimating the dictators’ nationalism will lead to the fall of NLD. Since my childhood, I have become a strong supporter of NLD. I am not a political expert, nor a religious expert. These are the things I see as a young man. What I cannot understand is why NLD is going into these traps that even a young man can see clearly. Continue reading “DASSK, NLD, SANGHA _ FALLING IN TRAP?”

KNOWLEDGE!! Universal Declaration of Human Rights_ OIC adopt only CDHRI declartion-analysis _

On the 64th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), LSE Masters student Jonathan Russell explores the differences between the UDHR and the Organisation of Islam Cooperation’s Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI) and argues that the CDHRI limits the universal rights enshrined in the declaration six decades ago today.

Most Muslim-majority countries including Egypt, Iran and Pakistan signed the UDHR in 1948, but crucially Saudi Arabia, where the King must comply with Shari’a and the Qur’an, did not sign the declaration, arguing that it violated Islamic law and criticising it for failing to take into consideration the cultural and religious context of non-Western countries. Saudi Arabian law is completely at odds with the UDHR as all citizens are required to be Muslim. Therefore, non-Muslims risk everything from arrest to torture and the death penalty for their beliefs. Women are prohibited from voting or driving a car.

45-member states of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC, now Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) adopted the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI) on 5 August 1990 which, despite its claim to be a general guidance for member states of the OIC and complement the UDHR, undermines many of the rights the UDHR is supposed to guarantee. When implemented, the CDHRI essentially removes the universality that underpins the UDHR, providing the 45 signatories and all of their citizens with a set of human rights based on an undefined interpretation of Shari’a law. The CDHRI clearly limits the rights enshrined in the UDHR and the International Covenants and cannot be viewed as complementary to the Universal Declaration.



Leading Monks in Rangoon Deny 969 Involvement in Campaign for Anti-Interfaith Marriage Bill_video

Published on 28 Jun 2013

မ်ဳိးေစာင့္ဥပေဒၾကမ္းလႈပ္ရွားမႈ ၉၆၉အဖြဲ႕နဲ႔ လံုးဝမသက္ဆိုင္ေၾကာင္း ဆရာေတာ္ ဦးေဒဝိႏၵာဘိဝံသ မိန္႔ၾကား

အမ်ဳိး၊ ဘာသာ၊ သာသနာ ထိန္းသိမ္းေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရးအဖြဲ႕ကိုဖြဲ႕စည္­းလိုက္ၿပီး မ်ဳိးေစာင့္ဥပေဒၾကမ္း လႈံ႔ေဆာ္မႈဟာ ၉၆၉ လႈပ္ရွားမႈနဲ႔ လံုးဝမဆိုင္ဘူးလို႔ အင္းစိန္ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ေတာရတပ္ဦးေက်ာင္းတိုက္မွာ ျပဳလုပ္တဲ့ သတင္းစာရွင္းလင္းပြဲမွာ ဆရာေတာ္ ဦးေဒဝိႏၵာ ဘိဝံသက ဇြန္လ ၂၇ရက္ေန႔မွာ မိန္႔ၾကားလိုက္ပါတယ္။

Thitagu Sayadaw speech_အမ်ဳိးဘာသာ သာသနာ ေစာင့္ေရႇာက္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ကို သံဃမဟာ နာယကအဖြဲ႕၊ အစိုးရ၊ ျပည္သူလူထုႏႇင့္ လက္တြဲေဆာင္ရြက္သြားရန္ လိုအပ္ေၾကာင္း သီတဂူဆရာေတာ္ တိုက္တြန္း -VIDEO

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အမ်ဳိးဘာသာသာသနာ ေစာင့္ေရႇာက္ေရး ၾသ၀ါဒခံယူပြဲတြင္ သီတဂူဆရာေတာ္မႇ ၾသ၀ါဒစကား မိန္႔ၾကားစဥ္ (ဓာတ္ပုံ- ေအာင္မ်ဳိးသန္႔)

အမ်ိဳး၊ ဘာသာ၊ သာသနာ ေစာင့္ေရႇာက္ေရး လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ကို သံဃမဟာ နာယကအဖြဲ႕၊ အစိုးရ၊ ျပည္သူတို႔ႏႇင့္ လက္တြဲေဆာင္ရြက္သြားရန္ ဇြန္ ၂၇ ရက္က ရန္ကုန္တိုင္း ေဒသႀကီး၊ အင္းစိန္ရြာမရႇိ ေအာင္ဆန္းတပ္ဦး ေက်ာင္းတိုက္တြင္ က်င္းပခဲ့သည့္ အမ်ဳိး၊ ဘာသာ၊ သာသနာ ထိန္းသိမ္းေစာင့္ေရႇာက္ေရး ၾသ၀ါဒခံယူပြဲတြင္ သီတဂူဆရာေတာ္ ဘုရားႀကီးက တိုက္တြန္းခဲ့သည္။

”အမ်ဳိး၊ ဘာသာ၊ သာသနာ ေစာင့္ေရႇာက္ေရး ဆိုတဲ့ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္က ေကာင္းပါတယ္။ အမ်ဳိးေစာင့္၊ ဘာသာေစာင့္၊ သာသနာေစာင့္႐ံုတင္ မကဘဲ ႏိုင္ငံပါ ေစာင့္ေရႇာက္ႏိုင္ဖို႔ အတြက္ ငံုမိ၊ ျခံဳမိတဲ့ စကားလံုးေရြးဖို႔ေတာ့ လိုပါတယ္။ ဦးေဆာင္ေကာ္မတီတစ္ခု ဖြဲ႕စည္းၿပီးေတာ့ ဖြဲ႕စည္းပံုရယ္၊ အေျခခံစည္းမ်ဥ္းရယ္၊ စကားလံုး ေရြးခ်ယ္ပံုရယ္၊ အဖြဲ႕ရဲ႕ အမည္နာမရယ္၊ စနစ္တက် ျပန္လည္စိစစ္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ဖို႔ သံဃာေတာ္ အရႇင္သူျမတ္အားလံုးရဲ႕ ေရႇ႕ေမႇာက္မႇာ အင္းစိန္ရြာမ ဆရာေတာ္ဘုရားႀကီးကို တပည့္ေတာ္ ေလ်ာက္ထားပါတယ္။ ဂိုဏ္းဂဏေပါင္းစံု ညီညြတ္ျခင္းနဲ႔ ဖြဲ႕စည္းထားတဲ့ သံဃမဟာနယက အဖြဲ႔ႀကီးနဲ႔ မ်ဳိးေစာင့္ သံဃ၀ံသာႏုရကိၡတ အဖြဲ႕နဲ႔ ဘယ္လို လက္တြဲမလဲ၊ ဘယ္လိုသေဘာထား ညီညြတ္ေအာင္ လုပ္မလဲ၊ ႏႇစ္ဘက္ ဘယ္လို ညိႇႏိႈင္းမလဲ ေပါင္းစည္းညီညြတ္မႈက အေရးႀကီးပါတယ္” ဟု သီတဂူဆရာေတာ္ အရွင္ဥာဏိႆရက မိန္႔ၾကားခဲ့သည္။

ဗုဒၶဘာသာ ရဟန္းေတာ္မ်ား အေနႏႇင့္ လက္ရႇိျဖစ္ပ်က္ေနေသာ အေျခအေနမ်ားအား ဗုဒၶ၏ လမ္းညြန္မႈျဖစ္သည့္ သည္းခံျခင္း၊ ခြင့္လႊတ္ျခင္း၊ ညီညြတ္ျခင္းျဖင့္ မိမိအလုပ္ကို မိမိဆက္လက္ လုပ္ေဆာင္ရန္ သီတဂူဆရာေတာ္က တိုက္တြန္းခဲ့သည္။

အစိုးရႏႇင့္ တိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ားၾကား ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးရရန္ ေဆြးေႏြးညိႇႏိႈင္း ေဆာင္ရြက္ေနခ်ိန္အတြင္း ယခုကဲ့သို႔ ဘာသာေရး ဆန္႔က်င္ဘက္ လႈပ္ရႇားမႈမ်ား ျဖစ္ေပၚလာျခင္းသည္ ထိုလမ္းေၾကာင္းမႇ ေသြဖည္သြားေစရန္ ရည္ရြယ္သည္ဟု ထင္ျမင္ယူဆေၾကာင္းႏႇင့္ ထိုသို႔လာ၍ လႈပ္တိုင္း မလႈပ္မိေစဖို႔ရန္၊ လႈံ႔ေဆာ္သူမ်ား၏ လက္သံုးမျဖစ္ဖို႔ရန္…

သီတဂူဆရာေတာ္က အခမ္းအနားရႇိ သံဃာေတာ္မ်ားအား ”ေသးငယ္တဲ့ မေတာ္တဆ ျဖစ္တာေတြကို အက်ယ္မခ်ဲ႕မိဖို႔ ဗုဒၶဘာသာ၊ ခရစ္ယာန္ဘာသာ၊ ဟိႏၵဴဘာသာ၊ မူဆလင္ဘာသာ စတဲ့ ဘာသာ၀င္အားလုံးကို ဒီေနရာကေန ေတာင္းပန္ပါတယ္။ ဒီအရိပ္ကိုခိုၿပီး ဒီသစ္ပင္ကို မဖ်က္ဆီးၾကဖုိ႔ ဒီသစ္ပင္ကို ေစာင့္ေရႇာက္ၾကဖုိ႔ ေတာင္းပန္ပါတယ္။ ရန္ၿငိဳးမဖြဲ႕သင့္သည္ကို အက်ယ္မခ်ဲ႕မိဖို႔ လိုအပ္ပါတယ္။ အက်ယ္ခ်ဲ႕ျခင္းက ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ပ်က္စီးျခင္းရဲ႕ အေၾကာင္း၊ ညီညြတ္မႈ ပ်က္စီးျခင္းရဲ႕ အေၾကာင္းပါပဲ။ ဒီေန႔ တပည့္ေတာ္တို႔ ႏိုင္ငံမႇာ ဒါမ်ဳိးေတြ ခဏခဏ ျဖစ္ေနတယ္။ အဲဒါေတြကို တပည့္ေတာ္တို႔ေတြက ၀င္မပါမိေစဖို႔ ၀င္ထိန္းေပးဖို႔၊ တပည့္ေတာ္တို႔ အားလံုး ေဆာင္ရြက္ၾကရမႇာျဖစ္တယ္။ အဲဒါမ်ဳိးေတြမႇာ ၀င္ပါရင္ တိုင္းမ္မဂၢဇင္းက စြပ္စြဲတဲ့ ေသြးပူေအာင္၊ လုပ္တဲ့အထဲ တပည့္ေတာ္တို႔ ေရာက္သြားလိမ့္မယ္” ဟု မိန္႔ၾကားခဲ့သည္။

အျမင္က်ယ္က်ယ္ျဖင့္ အလုပ္လုပ္ဖို႔ လိုအပ္ေၾကာင္းကိုလည္း ေဟာေျပာခဲ့ၿပီး သံဃာေတာ္မ်ား အေနႏႇင့္ ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့သည့္ ျဖစ္စဥ္မ်ား၏ ေနာက္တြင္ မည္သူရႇိေနသည္ကို သိျမင္ဖို႔ လိုသည္ဟုလည္း မိန္႔ၾကားခဲ့သည္။

ထို႔ေနာက္ အမ်ဳိး၊ ဘာသာ၊ သာသနာကို ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေရႇာက္ဖို႔ရန္ အတြက္ သံဃာထု၏ ေနာက္တြင္ International Outlook ရႇိေသာ ပုဂၢိဳလ္မ်ား၊ ဥပေဒ ပညာရႇင္မ်ားပါ ရႇိရန္လိုအပ္ၿပီး အစိုးရ အပါအ၀င္ ျပည္သူမ်ားပါ ပူးေပါင္းပါ၀င္ရန္ လိုအပ္သည္ဟု ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။