MYANMAR: KIO Delegation arrived in Myitkyina_ေကအိုင္အို ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားအား လႈိက္လွဲေႏြးေထြးစြာ ႀကိဳဆို

For another roundup of talks with the govt negotiators , the delegation of Kachin Independence Organization arrived in Kachin State’s capital, Myitkyina on Monday with crowds welcoming.

ျမစ္ႀကီးနား သို ့ေရာက္ရိွလာေသာ ေကအိုင္အို အစိုးရ ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ား နွင့္ အဖြဲ ့၀င္ မ်ားအား ျမစ္ႀကီးနား ေဒသခံမ်ား မွ လိႈက္လွဲေႏြးေထြးစြာ အင္တိုက္အားတိုက္ ႀကိဳဆို



Human Rights Watch (HRW), the “globally respected” human rights NGO,


HRW – Human Rights Watch အဖြဲ႕အေၾကာင္းပါ၊ အၾကမ္းဖက္မႉကိုအားေပးတဲ့သူေတြကို HRW ကေရြးခ်ယ္ျပီးဆုေပးတဲ႔အတြက္ေဝဖန္ခံေနရပါတယ္၊ ဒိအဖြဲ႕ဟာေဆာ္ဒီကသေငွးေတြဆီကရန္ံု ပံုေငြနဲ႔ရပ္တည္ေနပါတယ္။ ဖတ္ၾကည့္ပါ။

Shame on Human Rights Watch – Who finance you? 

A delegation from Human Rights Watch was recently in Saudi Arabia. To investigate the mistreatment of women under Saudi Law? To campaign for the rights of homosexuals, subject to the death penalty in Saudi Arabia? To protest the lack of religious freedom in the Saudi Kingdom? To issue a report on Saudi political prisoners?

No, no, no, and no. The delegation arrived to raise money from wealthy Saudis by highlighting HRW’s demonization of Israel. An HRW spokesperson, Sarah Leah Whitson, highlighted HRW’s battles with “pro-Israel pressure groups in the US, the European Union and the United Nations.” (Was Ms. Whitson required to wear a burkha, or are exceptions made for visiting anti-Israel “human rights” activists”? Driving a car, no doubt, was out of the question.)

Apparently, Ms. Whitson found no time to criticize Saudi Arabia’s abysmal human rights record. But never fear, HRW “recently called on the Kingdom to do more to protect the human rights of domestic workers.

There is nothing wrong with a human rights organization worrying about maltreatment of domestic workers. But there is something wrong when a human rights organization goes to one of the worst countries in the world for human rights to raise money to wage lawfare against Israel, and says not a word during the trip about the status of human rights in that country. In fact, it’s a virtual certainty that everyone in Whitson’s audience employs domestic servants, giving her a perfect, untaken opportunity to boast about HRW’s work in improving the servants’ status. But Whitson wasn’t raising money for human rights, she was raising money for HRW’s propaganda campaign against Israel.

Someone who claims to have worked for HRW wrote to me, “I can tell you that the people on the research and policy side of the organization have little, if any, contacts with people on the donor side.” If that’s true, apparently this is yet another exception HRW makes for Israel: Ms. Whitson, who gave the presentation to potential Saudi donors, is director of HRW’s Middle East and North Africa Division. Continue reading “HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH GOES TO SAUDI ARABIA FOR BEGGING MONEY ?”

Myanmar delegation at No 10 Downing Street.UK-Foreign Secretary welcomes U Aung Min of Burma

Myanmar delegation at No 10 Downing Street.






Following his meeting with Burmese Minister for the President’s Office, U Aung Min, the Foreign Secretary said:

It was a pleasure to welcome His Excellency Aung Min to the United Kingdom, and to congratulate him on his role in the remarkable changes we have seen in Burma.

We discussed the peace process in Burma, which has seen ceasefires with ten out of eleven armed groups across the country after years of fighting, and how British experts could best support further progress. We agreed on the need to take forward negotiations to achieve a permanent ceasefire in Kachin State, and to address the hostility behind the recent outbreak of anti-Muslim violence in Meiktila. The British Government will continue to support work bringing different faith communities in Burma together.

We discussed the serious humanitarian situation in Rakhine State and the importance of ensuring that the Rohingya community, which has lived in Burma for many centuries, is accorded full citizenship rights in line with international standards.

Last week G8 foreign ministers endorsed the Burmese Government’s commitment to responsible investment, and today I made clear that the British Government will continue to do all it can to encourage Burma’s transition to a free and prosperous society.

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) URGE MYANMAR TO ALLOW DELEGATION

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has asked Myanmar to permit a ministerial delegation to visit the country in a bid to discuss the recent outbreak of violence against Muslims. 

 In a Sunday statement issued following its meeting in Saudi Arabia, the 57-member body also urged the UN Human Rights Commission to send a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian country.
The statement urged Myanmarese authorities to “strongly respond to the organization’s appeal and allow a ministerial OIC delegation to visit” the country.
In March, more than 40 people were killed and a number of mosques and homes of Muslims were burned in central Myanmar, indicating a rise in the persecution of Muslims in the country. 
Myanmar’s Islamic Religious Affairs Council and the Myanmar Muslim National Affairs Organization later appealed to the government of President Thein Sein to take swift action to stop the ‘violent attacks.’ 
The latest incident of violence had apparently occurred after a row between a Muslim gold shop owner and Buddhist customers in the town of Meiktila. 
According to media reports on Friday, a court in Myanmar sentenced the gold shop owner, his wife and an employee to 14 years in prison with hard labor for hitting the Buddhist customers in an argument over a gold hairpin.


Sittwe: The U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, Mr. Joseph Yun and his U.S. delegation have met regional officials as well as local Arakanese Buddhist monks, other religious leaders, politicians, students and other youth in the Capital Sittwe when they visited the region from the 8th to the 9th of September.

The U.S. delegation investigated the violence which recently took place in Arakan State and also consulted locals in order to find ways to ensure future peace and stability in the region during their visit.

Ven. U Aryar Wantha, the abbot of the Shwe Zaydi Monastery, and U San Kyaw Hla, a central committee member of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party, were included among those who were met by the delegation in Sittwe.

Ven. U Aryar Wantha said he was met by the delegates on the 8th of September in his monastery and was asked about his opinions on the violence.

“They were three people, including American Deputy Foreign Secretary Mr. Joseph Yun and Ambassador Mr. Derek Mitchell who came and met me. We discussed mainly matters of stability and rehabilitation in the aftermath of violence in Arakan State during our meeting”, said U Aryar Wantha. Continue reading “US-deputy-foreign-secretary-and-delegation-meets-arakanese-buddhist-monks-and-politicians-in-sittwe”

Burma_Myanmar delegation meeting Human Rights Watch gave clear message on Rohinja (Stateless people)

“””””အေရၾကီးသတင္း share ေပးပါ။””””
ဒီေန႔ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး ေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေရးအဖြဲ႕နဲ႔ အစည္းအေ၀း လုပ္ျဖစ္တယ္။ ျမန္မာကိုယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႕က သူတို႔ကို ရွင္းလင္းတဲ့ မက္ေဆ့ခ်္တစ္ခု ေပးခဲ့တယ္။အကယ္၍ အခ်ိဳ႕ႏုိင္ငံမ်ား (အေမရိကန္ အပါအ၀င္) က ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ား ( ႏိုင္ငံမဲ့ ျပည္သူမ်ား) ကို လက္ခံႏုိင္မည္ ဆုိပါက ကၽြႏု္ပ္တို႔ အေနျဖင့္ သေဘၤာျဖင့္ေသာ္လည္း အျခားနည္းျဖင့္ေသာ္လည္းေကာင္း ပို႔ေပးမည္ ျဖစ္သည္။

ကၽြႏ္ု္ပ္တို႔ အေနျဖင့္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးကို နားလည္ပါေသာ္လည္း ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ လံုျခံဳေရးကိုသာ ပိုမို အေလးထားပါသည္။

(ျပည္ေထာင္စုသမၼတ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံေတာ္ သမၼတရံုး ညြန္ၾကားေရးမွဴး၏ ေဖ့စ္ဘုတ္အေကာင့္မွ အဂၤလိပ္လို ေရးသားခ်က္ကို ဘာသာျပန္ဆုိသည္။ မူလ ေရးသားေသာ စေတးတပ္စ္မွာ ေအာက္ပါအတိုင္းျဖစ္ပါသည္။)

Today meeting with Human Rights Watch, Myanmar delegation gave the clear message, if some countries including US, can accept Rohinja (Stateless people), we can transport them by ships or others. We can undersatnd the human rights but we need to emphasize the National Security.

 source Thu Zar facebook burma

Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) delegation leaves for Heho (Haiwo) for Tachilek

6.march 2012 A 15- person Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) delegation leaves for Heho (Haiwo) for Tachilek. They are due to arrive in the capital of Kayah State, Loikaw this afternoon. The formal negotiations will be held tomorrow, according to KNPP sources. The delegation is led by Oo Reh and Bee Htoo. (SHAN)