|A huge Saudi-funded mosque burning in Meikhtilar.|
- Ambushed On Ledo Road
- Burma In Limbo
- Daw Moe Swe: Red matron
- Scourge of Burma
- Second Lt. Hnin Aung
- Rice Riots to Race Riots
- Song For Irrawaddy
- Aung Moe and Amy
- Midnight Searches
- 1978 Opium War
- Major Kyaw San?
- First Anglo-Burmese War
- Tha-din-gyut in Mawgyun
- Shans' 1962 Federal Mu
- Burma's Land Reform
- General Min Aung Hlaing
- Islamic Genocide of Buddhists
- Irrawaddy Waters and Ne Win's Gold Trees
- Chun Doo-Hwan Bombing
- Reliving 73 Xmas Eve in NYC
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Without counting the regularly-shifting military-population from the LID-99’s cantonment area and Shandae the second largest air-force base in Burma the total population of Meikhtilar is only about 100,000 and, believe it or not, the Muslims represent 30% of Meikhtilar residents.
Friday, March 29, 2013
|Bangladeshi Islamists Burning Buddhists.|
Dhaka (AsiaNews) - Acts of violence, especially against Bangladesh's Hindu minority, and strikes (hartal) continue across the country as Jamaat-e-Islami supporters call for reunification with Pakistan, and the creation of a "pure" state, free of its non-Muslim population.
Since unrest began more than a week ago, 87 people have died - mostly police and peaceful protesters. The atmosphere is increasingly tense after the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the country's main opposition party, decided to throw its support behind Jamaat and call for an end of war tribunals set up by the ruling Awami League.
According to the local news spreading like wildfire in KIA Headquarters Laiza many KIO leaders including that famous Zaung Hara the KIO Chairman and Inbanla the KIO General Secretary had been arrested and may have already been killed by the order of either Genral Gam Shaung the KIA Chie-of-Staff or General Gun Maw the KIA Vice-Chief-of-Staff.
Since the recent abrupt-end of China-sponsored Peace Negotiations in Ruili the KIO senior leaders have not been seen or heard in Laiza. The compound of their family houses have also been declared restricted area and constantly guarded by KIA armed-men.
According to the long-time observers of so-called Kachin war of Independence very high casualties and mass desertion among the KIA ranks and files have been causing a deep crack of disagreements between the KIA (Kachin Independence Army) controlled by General Gam Shaung and its supposedly political masters KIO (Kachin Independence Organization) headed by Chairman Zaung Hara.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
|Anti_Islamic Dutch politician Geert Wilders.|
The poll states the populist party would win 24 seats if there were to be a general election tomorrow, up nine on its actual total. By contrast, the VVD would win 23, down from the 41 seats it has in the current parliament and two down on last week.
The Dutch (Netherland) parliament has 150 seats, meaning the PVV would win 16% of the vote. The poll also gives the Socialist party 23 seats, up eight on its election total.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
(Later part of this post is direct translation from the EMG and other Burmese blogs.)
It was the very first and also the last marching parade for young BNA. A week later the whole army took to the jungle secretly to revolt against their Japanese masters.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
|Saudi Price Khaled Al-Faisal at the forum.|
Addressing a forum for developing disorganized residential districts in the Makkah region, Prince Khaled said the project would focus mainly on people living in these districts, especially foreign refugees like the Burmese.
“We have agreed with the Labor Ministry to create jobs for them. We also told big companies implementing projects in the region to make use of these residents… and one day they become good citizens,” the governor said.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
|Army doctors treating locals at Dawd-phone-yang.|
Following the army’s long-running tradition of providing essential medical treatment to the poor locals in the remote and war-torn places Burmese soldiers normally found themselves in, the army-surgeons and experienced army-medics from the battle-hardened LID-99 (99th Light Infantry Division) have been providing urgently needed medical care to the local Kachins.
Friday, March 22, 2013
(Direct translation of blog posts from the MEG and other Burmese blogs.)
|Burmese soldiers entering Meik-hti-lar??|
The deadly clashes between the Burmese-Buddhists (bamars) and Bengali-Muslims (kalars) are spreading like wildfire all over the town and even spilling over to the nearby townships of the riots-torn district of Meik-hti-lar.
As per the president’s order three light infantry battalions from the 77th Light Infantry Division based at Indagaw have entered the district of Meik-hti-lar today. The three riot-police battalions already in Meik-hti-lar have been seriously overwhelmed and unable to bring the situations under control during three long days of rioting in Meik-hti-lar town alone.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
|The Buddhist monk killed by Muslims in Meik-hti-lar.|
Today March 20 at about 9 in the morning U Khin Maung Win and Daw Aye Aye Naing came to New Weint Sein gold shop (Muslim-owned) to sell their gold comb. The husband and wife U Khin Maung Win (46) and Daw Aye Aye Naing (45) were together with their two young children.
The Shop-owner Muslim woman Myint Myint Aye (a) She-tar then broke the gold comb into two pieces and rubbed both pieces on their grading stone and also applied acid on them. She then decided to offer only 50,000 kyats for the gold worth at least 100,000 kyats.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
(This post is direct translation from the EMG and other Burmese blogs.)
|A Mosque-and-madrassa burning in Meik-hti-lar.|
A rural Burmese couple was trying to sell a gold hair-clip to the gold shop and they claimed the Chinese owners first damaged their gold piece and later cheated more than 60,000 kyats (about 70 US$) out of them.
The ugly dispute turned into a violent scuffle and the owner couple and their friends seriously injured the Burmese couple in the brawl. The false news that the Burmese village woman was killed by the Chinese spread like a wildfire and a Burmese mob gathered at the scene. The Burmese destroyed the gold shop first and later other shops and houses nearby.
Monday, March 18, 2013
|French troops fighting in Northern Mali.|
Having suffered another unexpected and very damaging defeat in Mali, al Qaeda is trying to use the Internet to turn indignation among its supporters into some locally organized terror attacks in the West, while also striving to impose Islamic (Sharia) law imposed in Moslem communities and eventually throughout the West.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
|Bill Clinton giving a speech in front of|
his 10-ft statue in Pristina, Kosovo.
“To investigate and expose a crime, you need to discover the motive and the modus operandi of the perpetrator.”
I suppose I have a weird sense of humor, but I often laugh at things which really are more grotesque than funny.
Why was there, a “civil war” in Kosovo? Why did the Clinton administration get involved in it? What has been accomplished with 78 days of warfare, year 1999? Let’s review pertinent facts. Let’s look at the background of this thing.
Serbia has been around for a long time. Serbs were settled in the area where they are now as early as 4th century. And for five-six centuries after that they built their nation, a great and proud nation. Serbia’s greatest city, Belgrade, the White City, the White Fortress (the meaning on Serbian language), was founded more than 2,300 years ago.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
|Yakhine history conference in Mahidol univesity, Bangkok.|
The seminar was held with three objectives to introduction of Rakhine history to the international community; to dismiss the name Rohingya used by international media and to complete reliable references of Rakhine history briefed by international historians, chairman Kyaw Thaung of the organizing committee said.
Dr Jacques P Leider, research scholar and historian of EFEO (French Institute of Asian Studies), Professor Stephen van Galen of Leiden University and History Professor Aye Chan of Kanda University of International Studies gave explanation on Arakan history.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
|Malaysian Air Force's F-18 Super Hornet fighter jets.|
MANILA — Malaysia used airstrikes and mobilized thousands of troops on Tuesday to try to put an end to a monthlong quixotic incursion by a band of gunmen from the Philippines seeking to reclaim part of Borneo Island for a defunct sultanate.
Three F-18 fighter jets and five Hawk ground-attack aircraft bombed and strafed the estimated 200 Filipino gunmen holed up near the small northeastern Malaysian village of Kampung Taduo, Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid of Malaysia said on Tuesday.
The airstrikes were followed by a ground assault that killed an undetermined number of the Filipino gunmen but caused no Malaysian casualties, the defense minister said.
|Australian Senator Cory Bernardi.|
The three-day Australian Islamic Peace Conference is billed as the "largest, the biggest and the best-ever Islamic event in the history of Australia" and will kick off this weekend in Melbourne.
Conference organisers, the Islamic Research and Educational Academy, have come under fire for inviting Saudi cleric Abdul Rahman al-Sudais. Al-Sudais has in the past reportedly called for violent jihad and for the annihilation of Jews.
Senator Bernardi says other speakers who have been invited to the conference are noted for their support of Osama bin Laden.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
(This post is direct translation of articles from various Burmese blogs.)
|Burmese nationalist Buddhist monk Shin Wirathu.|
In building the religious building such as mosques and madrassas the Muslims need to strictly follow the laws laid down by the local authorities. If they do not undesirable troubles can happen,” warned Shin Wirathu the most prominent nationalist Buddhist monk in Burma nowadays.
He was giving remarks to the press in the wake of controversial end-of-trip speech by the UN Human Rights man for Burma Tomas Quintana to the press at the Rangoon airport on 16 February 2013.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
|'The Independent' journalist Jerome Taylor.|
Voting Fraud Investigative Reporter Beaten Up by Muslim Thugs. Jerome Taylor was savagely beaten by Asian thugs while on the trail of Bangladeshi voter fraud in East London.
ELECTION SPECIAL – The Cultural Enrichment™ keeps on coming. UK Muslim Postal Vote fraud gets uglier – much uglier:
‘The first punch came, landing on my nose, sending blood down my face,’ ‘Independent’ reporter Jerome Taylor relives his bloody experience on the trail of voting fraud in east London
When I look back on it now what surprises me is how disarmingly polite my attackers were.
“What are you doing?” asked one of the two, seemingly inquisitive, Asian teenagers who approached me on a quiet cul-de-sac in Bow, east London, shortly after 1pm yesterday. “There’s been a photographer around here, do you know her?” he added.
Friday, March 8, 2013
(Following translated transcript of prominent nationalist monk Shin Wirathu's speech criticizing Aung San Suu Kyi’s party NLD, and his calling for a general boycott against the Muslim businesses in Burma is the direct translation of February 23rd article from Myanmar Headline Blog.)
|Nationalist monk Shin Wirathu.|
Our existence as a Buddhist Burmese Nation has been seriously threatened!
So whatever work we do we must do it from nationalist point of view. When we eat we should eat like nationalists. When we travel we must travel like nationalists do. And, most important, when we buy and sell stuff we must do as nationalists.
Why do I have to say all this? Because our people are very weak in the affairs of our nation and thus we’re losing our country and society to the invading Bengali-Muslims.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The far-right politician addressed the Q Society of Australia on Friday night at a function centre in Liverpool on the third leg of his controversial tour of Australia. Protesters gathered outside the venue to voice their anger at the MP's controversial tour.
Many members of the media were blocked from entering the event, despite having being told by the ultra-conservative Q Society group that they would be allowed to attend.
Monday, March 4, 2013
|Public-Sharia-Flogging for drinking alcohol.|
Christian Martinez, 32, was held down and beaten 40 times with an electrical cord in his Silverwater home in July 2011, leaving him bloodied and scarred.
In his judgment, Mr Maloney said assaults committed as part of a religion that involved "mortification of the flesh" had never been before a court in any common-law country - until now.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
|President Thei Sin and Norway PM Jens Stoltenberg|
Activists say they are disappointed that the government failed to press Thein Sein on citizenship rights for the Muslim minority in western Burma, who are considered one the world’s most persecuted peoples by the UN.
“Norway has performed a shocking u-turn from being one of the countries which did the most to support Burma’s democracy movement to one which now won’t even speak up for the most vulnerable and desperate people in Burma,” Mark Farmaner from Burma Campaign UK told DVB.
Friday, March 1, 2013
|Winding Ledo Road.|
Just the night before, our company was told of the battalion’s radio-intercept report of that resettlement village defended by a 20 strong people-militia unit was being raided by a roaming KIA unit and our platoon was sent straight away there that night to aid the village.
We have no motorized-transport and so we walked about 15 miles on the jungle paths intentionally avoiding unsealed Ledo Road to avoid possible KIA ambushes as some times KIA attack on a village was just to draw the reinforcing army-column into their ambush.