#Message #Prince #Jordan #UN #BURMA #MYANMAR #PROMINENT #MONK

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein of Islamic State of Jordan is current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He criticized a prominent monk on for what he said were sexist and abusive public comments about a U.N. special rapporteur. People are concerned that giving him this position would be like “Do as I say not as we Jordanians do”. Let me remind you, Zeid Al-Hussein, don’t be too over excited to point the finger at Burma but mind your own business in Jordan first. In Jordan, women who marry non-nationals are unable to confer nationality on their child or spouse, rendering their families foreigners in the eyes of the law, and denying them rights and access to key public services. In contrast, men from those countries who marry foreigners face no such obstacles. This really is called sexist, discrimination against women. According to Amnesty International, Amnesty International continues to be concerned about torture and ill-treatment in detention in Jordan, as well as the link between torture, unfair trials, and the death penalty. Amnesty International has particular concerns about the application of the death penalty in Jordan because there is a pattern of death sentences, and sometimes executions, occurring as a result of unfair trials where confessions extracted under torture are used as evidence against the defendants. There has also been a pattern of suppression of freedom of expression and association, especially in the wake of laws restricting freedom of the press and expression that were promulgated in the fall of 2001. I repeat Zeid Al-Hussein “Mind your very own Jordan first”!

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#Myanmar #10,000 #farmers to #stage #protest #against #lands #grabbed by #army in #Kanbalu today

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Controversial problems over the lands grabbed by the army for sugarcane project are now facing about 10,000 local farmers in Kanbalu town, Shwebo district.
The local farmers are going to stage a protest on August 13 with the intention that the concerned authorities should fairly deal with the confiscated lands, a source from Kanbalu town said.
“We already received an official permission for the protest. We publicly denounced lawless confiscation of lands and dishonest judicial decisions,” land grab victim farmers said.
“We submitted a letter to let us stage a protest on August 4. We will gather at Kanbalu sports ground and go round the town,” farmer Zaw Win Maung from Hnetpyawtine village.
The protest will be organised by FNI (Facilitator Network with ILO) and the protesters will demand to give their confiscated lands back, to release jailed farmers, to close the lawsuits against farmers, to deal with the plantations grown by the original farmers being destroyed by the army.
“The number of jailed farmers is 54. The number of farmers facing trial is 173. Now, the army is destroying at least 500 acres in the plantations. Recently, a soldier from the army assaulted farmer Win Thein from Hnetpyawtine village and threatened him to kill,” farmer Than Htaik from Khaownta village whose lands were grabbed said.
“The protest will be staged from at 7 am to 2 pm. We want to witness the responsibility and accountability of the government in the name of democracy,” protest leaders said.
“President Thein Sein is always mentioning the responsibility and accountability. We hope the concerned departments will live up to the speeches of the President,” a resident from Kanbalu.
The land grab problem has started since early last year and the officials of Tatmadaw (armed forces) broke promises several times. The families of farmers facing trials and imprisonment have been in difficult situation for their basic needs.

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#MYANMAR #BURMA #Kyaukmae #Prisoners #break the #prison and #killed by #jailor

26 July 2014, prisoners in Kyaukmae township prison (Kyaukmae is in a North Shan State) broke the prison at 6:00pm and tried to run away.

Prisoners pushed and hit the jailors when they came to give the prisoners blanket. At that time, the jailors on duty were First lieutenant Tun Khain Soe, Sergeant Khin Hla Hte and Corporal Noun Noun all of them were hit by the prisoners. Then the prisoners broke the prison and to run away.

After the prisoners hit the jailors and ran, the jailers shoot them. Two of the prisoners died on the spot and the other one was seriously injured. Now 5 jailors and 1 prisoner were being cured at Kyaukmae hospital.

In the case, the prisoners broke the prison, the police officers were punished because they used the guns that have not been permitted to use at the prison such as M-22 and AK-33.

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Border soldiers shot dead four drug traffickers and arrested another during a fierce two hour cash with an armed drug caravan near the Burmese border

Border soldiers shot dead four drug traffickers and arrested another  during  a fierce two hour cash with an armed drug caravan  near the Burmese border  in Mae Fah Luang and Mae Chan districts of Chiang Rai yesterday.

The clash came after the Pa Muang Field Force received intelligence report of attempt to smuggle a huge cache of drugs across the border to Thailand.

Troops and rangers were ordered to intercept the drug caravan along the order of Mae Fa Luang and Mae Chan districts of Chiang Rai. A group of 10 armed men with back packs  were  spotted. They were signaled to stop for search but the armed men resisted and opened fire with assault rifles.

The gun battle which started at 5 a.m. lasted two hours later with four traffickers lying dead and the rest fled.

Five bag packs were opened and found to contain more than 50,000 methamphetamine pills and 4.5 kilograms of heroin wrapped in plastic bags.

A search of the clash scene also founded a 25-year-old hill tribe trafficker lying with shot wound on his knee. He was held captive for questioning.

The suspect admitted of being a member of the drug caravan which was paid to smuggle the drug into the Thai border by a financier.

THAILAND:Jarupong cries foul as power, water cut at home BY ANTI GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS

BANGKOK, Jan 15 – Pheu Thai Party leader/caretaker Interior Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan urged human rights agencies to protect his basic rights after electricity and water supply at his residence were cut by protesters.

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Anti-government demonstrators of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) today cut the water and electricity lines at Mr Jarupong’s residence on Soi Lat Phrao 19.

Mr Jarupong commented that water and electricity are basic needs to lead a normal life. He said it’s up to the public if they are fine with the fact that the PDRC shut all the basic facilities, create protests and block roads.

The caretaker minister asked if human rights organisations have awakened to protect the basic rights of the people to have water and electricity.

Mr Jarupong said he had sent his representative to lodge a complaint against the culprits.

“It’s alright. They cut it. We can fix it. This way, the country will go to a dark path and reach no solution. But if the cutting of electricity and water will bring about a general election, I have no problem with it,”  the caretaker minister said. (MCOT online news)

MYANMAR BURMA:Land grabbing the biggest issue in Myanmar says rights group

A rights activist organisation in Myanmar has said that land grabbing is the largest problem in the country, violating the basic rights of not only farmers but those who decide to protest.

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Aung Myo Min, director of Equality Myanmar, was replying to the question by Eleven Media during a workshop held on the eve of the 65th Anniversary of International Human Rights Day. “These days, the land issue is most common in Myanmar. It is being dealt with by forming a committee to investigate land seizures. There are also those who are staging protests for the return of seized land. The land problem is in every region. Its impact is very big,” said Aung Myo Min.

He added that farmers had always been overwhelmed by fear, not daring to speak out against authorities. He said these violations of human rights would continue to exist even among the educated as they also don’t dare to speak out.

“Another thing is that human rights activists are facing problems with peaceful assembly in and around Yangon. But outside Yangon, those fighting for their seized land are also being arrested under Section of 18 of Peaceful Assembly and Procession Law. This is another important issue,” he added.

Under military rule, government ministries and crony companies seized land across the country on the pretext of implementing projects. Consequently, land owners staged protests to demand back their land. The protestors and those who helped with the protests have faced arrest and imprisonment under various laws.

Some government ministers are being criticised for being linked to the companies that have seized land although they belong to a leading committee formed under the Farmers Rights Protection Law, which President Thein Sein signed on October 12.

THAILAND : Water used by police against protesters is laced with tear gas

โดย Kong Wannasakon … ใครโดนน้ำสีม่วงเป็นแบบนี้บอกด้วยครับผลจากการโดนไอ้น้ำสีม่วงๆ ที่ตำรวจฉีดใส่ผู้ชุมนุมเมื่อวาน แขนเพื่อนผมกลายเป็นแบบนี้ แค่อยากถามผู้รู้หน่อย ว่าสารพิษแบบนี้ ตำรวจสามารถนำมาใช้กับประชาชนได้ด้วยเหรอ ดูจากแผลน่าจะเป็นกรดเข้มข้นมากทีเดียว เมื่อวานยังคุยกับเล่นกันอยู่ ว่าสียังกะน้ำยาล้างห้องน้ำ

By Wannasakon Kong … anybody got a purple water this is telling.

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The purple-coloured water used by the police against protesters during clashes in front of Metropolitan Police Bureau and the Government House contained tear gas residue.

Professor Dr Winai Warangnukul, head of the Toxicology Centre of Ramathibodi hospital, said Wednesday that the centre had examined water samples and found traces of tear gas in the samples. However, he assured that the tear gas content was small and would not pose danger to the body.

Dr Winai noted that there was a misunderstanding that the tear gas was acidic and that the substance could be neutralized with water mixed with alkaline.  He said that the best way to treat victims attacked by tear gas was to use clean water to wash their eyes or body exposed to the gas.

He also suggested the victims to dust off residue of tear gas from their bodies.

The water used against the protesters was not mixed with tear gas but the water caused the tear gas cloud to scatter covering wider areas.

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MYANMAR BURMA : Human rights and citizenship

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As Myanmar is a sovereign country, it has enacted strong laws that protect the inherent rights of its citizens. There is already a law that specifies the requirements in determining the citizenship of a person in this country. The Myanmar Citizenship Law states: “1982 Pyithu Hluttaw Law No. 4, Myanmar Citizenship Law shall be enacted starting from October 15, 1982.” This Law is known as the 1982 Citizenship Law, and it clearly states the requirements for citizenship.

Religious and racial issues have arisen ever since communal violence broke out in Rakhine State last year. The international community has been talking about Bengali and Rohingya issues. Apart from the racial and religious elements, foreign observers also regard the Bengali and Rohingya situation as a citizenship issue. Myanmar discussed these things only as a bilateral immigration issue, and anyone deserving of citizenship should be systematically recognised as citizens in accordance with the 1982 Citizenship Law. During this time, the Parliament also discussed the 1982 Citizenship Law.
However, the Human Rights Committee under the United Nations General Assembly, in a resolution on Tuesday, urged Myanmar to recognise the Rohingya minority as citizens in Myanmar.

Government officials, and political parties including the opposition party National League for Democracy, have responded to this announcement. They responded that this statement from the Human Rights Committee under the UN General Assembly interferes in Myanmar’s internal affairs and that citizenship can only be granted in accordance with the existing law.

According to the 1982 Myanmar Citizenship Law, the following persons born in or outside the State are also citizens: (a) persons born of parents, both of whom are citizens; (b) persons born of parents, one of whom is a citizen and the other an associate citizen (c) persons born of parents, one of whom and the other a naturalized citizen; (d) persons born of parents one of whom is (i) a citizen; or (ii) an associate citizen; or (iii) a naturalized citizen; and the other is born of parents, both of whom are associate citizens; (e) persons born of parents, one of whom is (i) a citizen; or (ii) an associate citizen; or (iii) a naturalized citizen; and the other is born of parents, both of whom are naturalized citizens; (f) persons born of parents one of whom is (i) a citizen; or (ii) an associate citizen; or (iii) a naturalized citizen; and the other is born of parents, one of whom is an associate citizen and the other a naturalized citizen.

Human rights refer to the freedom and rights of individual human beings. Only the existing Citizenship Law of a respective sovereign country can be the major factor in determining citizenship. Thus, Eleven Media wants to highlight the importance of respecting human rights and the importance of the existing Citizenship Law in recognising citizenship.

RESPONSE UNGA  http://www.myanmargeneva.org/pressrelease/EoP%20after%20the%20adoption%20of%20the%20resolution%20at%203rd%20Com%20of%2068%20UNGA.pdf

Burma Citizenship Law in English

AHRDO ၏ အမႈေဆာင္ဒါ႐ုိက္တာ ရခုိင္ျပည္သူလူထုမ်ားႏွင့္ ဒုတိယအႀကိမ္ေတြ႕ဆုံ

AHRDO ၏ အမႈေဆာင္ဒါ႐ုိက္တာ ရခုိင္ျပည္သူလူထုမ်ားႏွင့္ ဒုတိယအႀကိမ္ေတြ႕ဆုံ

မုိးေဇာ္ (သတင္း)

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ရခုိင္လူ႔ အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတုိးတက္ေရးအဖြဲ႕ (AHRDO) ၏ အမႈေဆာင္ဒါ႐ုိက္တာ ဦးေအာင္မင္းဦး ရခုိင္ျပည္သူလူထုမ်ားႏွင့္ ဒုတိယအႀကိမ္ ေတြ႕ဆုံေဆြးေႏြးကာ ရခုိင္ျပည္၏ အနာဂတ္တြင္ ျဖစ္ေပၚလာမည့္ စိန္ေခၚမႈမ်ား၊ ရင္ဆုိင္ရမည့္အေၾကာင္းမ်ားႏွင့္ လက္ရွိတြင္ ခက္ခဲစြာ ရင္ဆုိင္ႀကံဳေတြ႕ေနရေသာ အေျခအေနမ်ား၊ မျဖစ္မေန ရင္ဆုိင္ျဖတ္သန္းေနရေသာ စိန္ေခၚမႈမ်ားတုိ႔ကုိ ေဆြးေႏြးခ့ဲေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

AHRDO ၏ ဗဟုိဌာနခ်ဳပ္သည္ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕တြင္ အေျခစုိက္ၿပီး အမႈေဆာင္ဒါ႐ုိက္တာ ျဖစ္ေသာ ဦးေအာင္မင္းဦးမွာ ရခုိင္ျပည္ကုိ ေအာက္တုိဘာလ ၁၂ ကေန ၂၉ ရက္ေန႔ထိ ၂ ပတ္ေက်ာ္ၾကာ ခရီးစဥ္အျဖစ္ ေရာက္ရွိလာခ့ဲၿပီး ၎င္းမွာ AHRDO ၏ မူ၀ါဒမ်ား၊ ေရွးလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္မ်ား၊ အဖြဲ႕၏ လက္ရွိရင္ဆုိင္ေနရေသာ အခက္အခဲမ်ားကုိ ေဒသခံျပည္သူ လူထုထံ ခ်ျပျခင္းႏွင့္ ရခုိင္ျပည္၏ အနာဂတ္အေရးကုိ ယခုထက္မက ပုိမုိျပည့္စုံလွပေသာ အေနအထားျဖစ္ေအာင္ ေဒသခံ ရခုိင္ျပည္သူလူထုမ်ားႏွင့္ ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သြားမည့္အေၾကာင္း ေဆြးေႏြးခ့ဲၾကၿပီး ေဒသရွိ ႏုိင္ငံေရးပါတီမ်ား၊ ရခုိင္လူမႈအဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ား၊ ရခုိင္ႏုိင္ငံေရး ၀ါရင့္ပုဂၢိဳလ္မ်ားႏွင့္ ရပ္မိရပ္ဖမ်ားအေနျဖင့္လည္း ရခုိင္လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတုိးတက္ေရးအဖြဲ႕ႏွင့္ ေရွ႕ဆက္ ပူးေပါင္းလက္တြဲ ေဆာင္ရြက္ရန္ သေဘာတူညီခ့ဲၾကေၾကာင္း ဦးေအာင္မင္းဦးက ဆုိသည္။

ဦးေအာင္မင္းဦးသည္ ယခုဒုတိယအႀကိမ္တြင္ ေျမာက္ဦးၿမိဳ႕၊ မင္းျပားၿမိဳ႕၊ ပုဏၰားကြၽန္းၿမိဳ႕ႏွင့္ ေပါက္ေတာၿမိဳ႕တုိ႔ကုိ သြားေရာက္ခ့ဲၿပီး အဆုိပါ ေဒသတုိ႔၏ ႏုိင္ငံေရး၊ စီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ လူမႈဘ၀မ်ားကုိ ေလ့လာခြင့္ရရွိေၾကာင္း၊ ေဒသခံျပည္သူမ်ားကလည္း သူတုိ႔၏ ေနစဥ္ ႀကံဳေတြ႕ေနရေသာ လူမႈဘ၀အခက္အခဲမ်ားကုိ တင္ျပေျပာဆုိခ့ဲၾကသည္ဟု ၎င္းကေျပာသည္။ Continue reading “AHRDO ၏ အမႈေဆာင္ဒါ႐ုိက္တာ ရခုိင္ျပည္သူလူထုမ်ားႏွင့္ ဒုတိယအႀကိမ္ေတြ႕ဆုံ”