Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Massacre Of Maungdaw Hindus By ARSA Rohingyas


Hindu refugees blame 'Rohingya militants' for attacking them in Myanmar: Hindu refugees have pointed the finger at Rohingya militants for attacking them in Myanmar when the ethnic minority Rohingyas blame the country's army for killings, rapes, arsons and lootings.

Around 500 Hindus have crossed the border into Bangladesh along with over 436,000 Rohingya Muslims after fleeing conflicts in Buddhist-majority Myanmar's Rakhine State since an army crackdown triggered by ARSO Rohingya insurgent attacks on security forces on Aug 25.

The Hindu refugees have taken shelter beside two temples at Ukhia in Cox's Bazar near the refugee camps for Rohingyas at Kutupalong. On Saturday, police recovered the body of a Hindu refugee at a canal in the area. The Hindus alleged Rohingyas murdered the man following a dispute over money the Muslims took as loan back home in Myanmar.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Scorned For Rohingya Cleansing, But No Sanctions


HONG KONG — Despite international condemnation of Myanmar’s campaign of violence against the Rohingya people, there have been few calls for a return to the sort of sanctions that were long a part of the country’s relationship with the West.

After a Rohingya militant group attacked police outposts last month, Myanmar’s military, along with vigilante groups, launched a crackdown in the western state of Rakhine, triggering a refugee crisis that has sent more than 400,000 Rohingya (Bengali Muslims) fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh.

On Monday, Boris Johnson, Britain’s foreign secretary, led a private discussion of the Rohingya crisis among foreign ministers attending the United Nations General Assembly. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto head of Myanmar’s government, last week decided not to attend the General Assembly, where she would probably have drawn a flood of criticism.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Emmy Noether: The Mathematician You Never Heard Of


The Mighty Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of: Scientists are a famously anonymous lot, but few can match in the depths of her perverse and unmerited obscurity the 20th-century mathematical genius Amalie Noether. Albert Einstein called her the most “significant” and “creative” female mathematician of all time, and others of her contemporaries were inclined to drop the modification by sex.

She invented a theorem that united with magisterial concision two conceptual pillars of physics: symmetry in nature and the universal laws of conservation. Some consider Noether’s theorem, as it is now called, as important as Einstein’s theory of relativity; it undergirds much of today’s vanguard research in physics, including the hunt for the almighty Higgs boson.

Yet Noether herself remains utterly unknown, not only to the general public, but to many members of the scientific community as well. When Dave Goldberg, a physicist at Drexel University who has written about her work, recently took a little “Noether poll” of several dozen colleagues, students and online followers, he was taken aback by the results. “Surprisingly few could say exactly who she was or why she was important,” he said. “A few others knew her name but couldn’t recall what she’d done, and the majority had never heard of her.”

Friday, September 22, 2017

Min Aung Hlaing Inspects The Army At Northern Arakan

(Edited Statements from The Burma Army C-in-C Office on 19& 20 September 2017.)

Nay Pyi Taw September 19:  Senior General Min Aung Hlaing arrives in Sittway the Yakhine State’s capital and inspects measures for regional peace and stability.

The were welcomed by Lt-Gen Aung Kyaw Zaw of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), the commander of Western Command, senior military officers, Secretary of Rakhine State government U Tin Maung Swe, Minister for Electricity, Industry and Transport U Aung Kyaw Zan and officials.

At the meeting hall of the Regional Operation Command (ROC-Sittway) Headquarters in Sittway, the command commander in recounting the terrorist attacks in Buthidaung/ Maungtaw region in August, explained the beefing up of security operations in northern Rakhine State after the occurrence of violent attacks in October 2016.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Britain Sent Burmese Army Officer Trainees Back Home

(Staff articles direct from The INDEPENDENT UK on 20 September 2017.)

Without publicly acknowledging the UK government has unilaterally terminated the training agreement with Burmese Army and sent all five trainee officers from Burmese army back to Burma. All five Burmese army officers currently receiving British training are now waiting at Burmese embassy in London for further instructions from the Army.

The Tatmadaw (Burmese Army) True News Information Committee has issued a statement today (20 September 2017) saying that it is making constant efforts to ensure amity and cooperation with armed forces of neighbouring countries, regional countries and international countries at a time when the country is exercising the multiparty democracy system.

In an attempt to promote relation and cooperation between armed forces of both countries, five officer trainees from Myanmar Tatmadaw are undergoing training in the UK. The UK sends them back to Myanmar as the UK’s Muslim parliamentarians (Most are Bangladesh-born) are calling for the suspension of training course with regard to the incidents in Rakhine State.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Suicidal Rohingya ARSA Vs Genocidal Burma Army


BALUKHALI, Bangladesh — Nazir Hossain, the imam of a village in far western Myanmar, gathered the faithful around him after evening prayers last month. In a few hours, more than a dozen Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) fighters from his village would strike a nearby police post with an assortment of handmade weapons. The men needed their cleric’s blessing.

“As imam, I encouraged them never to step back from their mission,” Mr. Hossain recalled of his final words to the ethnic Rohingya militants. “I told them that if they did not fight to the death, the military would come and kill their families, their women and their children.”

They fought — joining an Aug. 25 assault by thousands of the group’s fighters against Myanmar’s security forces — and the retaliation came down anyway. Since then, Myanmar’s troops and vigilante mobs have unleashed a scorched-earth operation on Rohingya populations in northern Rakhine State in Myanmar, sending hundreds of thousands fleeing their homes in a campaign that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Chinese Developers Behind Burma’s Bengali Cleansing?

(Two articles direct from The HRW & The HUFFPOST on 15 & 18 September 2017.)

HRW satelite image of a burning Bengali border village in Maungdaw District.
(Dhaka) – The Burmese military is deliberately burning ethnic Rohingya villages near the Bangladesh border, Human Rights Watch said today. Such acts of arson, after forcing residents to leave their villages, appear central to the Burmese military’s ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslim population in Burma’s Rakhine State.

Human Rights Watch released new satellite imagery and sensory data showing that 62 villages in northern Rakhine State were targeted by arson attacks between August 25 and September 14, 2017. Human Rights Watch identified 35 of these villages with extensive building destruction from very high resolution satellite imagery, and an additional 26 villages that had active fires detected in near-real time with environmental satellite sensors.

“Our field research backs what the satellite imagery has indicated – that the Burmese military is directly responsible for the mass burning of Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine State,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director. “The United Nations and member countries should urgently impose measures on the Burmese government to stop these atrocities and end the forced flight of Rohingya from Burma.”

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bangladesh Detains 2 Burmese Photo-Journalists


Detained Burmese journalists Min Zeya Oo (L) and Khun Lat (R).
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned over the detainment in Bangladesh of two Myanmar photojournalists on charges “impersonation” and providing “false information” and calls on the Bangladeshi authorities for their immediate release and dropping of all charges.

The IFJ joins Myanmar Journalists’ Association (MJA) in also calling for the full engagement of Myanmar’s Ministry of Information and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in negotiating their earliest release.

Award-winning photojournalist Min Zayar Oo and his assistant, Hkun Lat, who work for German magazine GEO, were accused of entering Bangladesh on tourist visas instead of journalist visas, and reporting “fake news” and arrested on September 7.

They have been denied bail and are in detention. The photojournalists face up to seven years in jail if found guilty of violating Bangladesh’s immigration laws. GEO had said its editorial board was deeply concerned about the two journalists' continued detention.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Biased International Media & UN Lying About Rohingyas


Buddhist children killed by ARSA on Aug-26.
(No foreign media publishes Buddist suffering)
YANGON — Headlines with prominent references to “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar make veteran journalist Daw Aye Aye Win uneasy, as she explains she feels international media coverage about what is happening in northern Rakhine State fails to tell the whole story of the crisis.

Currently, the region is reeling from Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacks on 30 police outposts on Aug. 25 and subsequent violence affecting civilians. The Myanmar government declared the Muslim militant group a terrorist organization and has since begun “clearance operations” in the area, leading to Buddhist Rakhine, self-identifying Rohingya Muslims and other Rakhine sub-ethnicities to flee their homes.

Some of the nearly 400,000 Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh have accused the army and ethnic Arakanese of killings, rape and torching of their homes, while members of the 30,000 Arakanese and other ethnic groups internally displaced have claimed they sought refuge elsewhere for fear of attacks from Muslims, who are the majority in the area, but a minority in the country.

Burmese Army Sending The Buddhists Back To Homes

(Translated staff article direct from The ARMY CinC OFFICE on 15 September 2017.)

Since the week-long massive clearing operations by Army’s LID-99 and LID-33 had pushed ARSA Bengali Muslim insurgents and their supporters into Bangladesh the whole border area on Burma’s side has returned to peace and tranquillity.

Without dreaded Bengali Muslims always threatening the native Buddhist villages dotted among massive illegal villages of Bengali Muslims from Bangladesh the native Buddhist Yakhine and Burmese refugees are slowly returning to their villages, farms, and fishing grounds now well under the armed-protection of Burmese Army.

Just yesterday a battalion-strong army column from Na-Pa-Kha (Western Military Divisional Command) had escorted altogether 554 native Buddhist villagers taking a temporary refuge in the Taung-Byo-Let-Wel village’s army camp in Muangdaw-North back to their home village.

Friday, September 15, 2017

What Really Is In The Mind Of A Muslim Refugee?


The autumn of 2015 was unusual in almost every way on the north Aegean Greek island of Lesbos from which I am writing. There were tens of thousands of illegal migrants on the island, the native population of which was scarcely 100,000. New refugees arrived every day by the thousands.

One evening, the blue-grey sky grumbled shortly after sunset. The thick clouds blackened and rain poured down over the city with a roar. As I ran across the slippery pavement into a friend's bar, I heard a group of five poor souls speaking Persian with a Turkic accent and running amok, seeking shelter under the eaves of a building.

A quarter of an hour later I found them in front of my friend's bar, totally soaked. I went out and asked them if they spoke English; they shook their heads. I asked them in Turkish if they spoke Turkish. With glittering eyes, three of them cheerfully said, "Evet!" ["Yes" in Turkish]. I told them they could come into the bar if they liked. They hesitated but politely declined. I asked if they needed food, water, or cigarettes.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Turky’s Fake News Campaign For Rohingya Terrorists


Turkish Deputy PM spearheading the fake news campaign.
Reporting on the Rohingya: “The Tip of a Huge Iceberg of Misinformation”: Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, is now all over the news, being taken to task for “not speaking out” against the mistreatment of the Rohingya, the Muslim minority in Myanmar, almost all of whom live in the western Rakhine State of Myanmar.

365,000 people have signed a petition demanding she be stripped of her Nobel Prize for not speaking out and denouncing the Buddhists of Myanmar; in Pakistan, a country renowned for its humane treatment of minorities, her photograph has been publicly burned; Al Jazeera has denounced her, and so has that champion of justice Tariq Ramadan.

In the last month, the world media reports, 250,000 Rohingya have now fled the latest cycle of violence, that began with Rohingya attacks on the military in mid-August, for Bangladesh. In fact, Aung San Suu Kyi has spoken out, but not in the way that many expected. They wanted her to categorically denounce the Burmese military and to depict the Rohingya as entirely innocent victims of Buddhist attacks; this she has refused to do.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Rohingya Crisis: UN Security Council Briefing


Myanmar: Briefing under “any other business”: Tomorrow morning (13 September), at the request of Sweden and the United Kingdom, Council members will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman under “any other business” on the deteriorating situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

It seems that an OCHA (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) representative will be present to answer questions. Although the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has been present at briefings on Myanmar in the past, it appears that its participation in this briefing was not requested.

During the meeting, most Council members are expected to condemn the ongoing violence and emphasise the need for full humanitarian access and the protection of civilians. The importance of a long-term solution may also be stressed. It has been difficult to get any Council agreement on this agenda item over the years, and most members are not anticipating a formal outcome. However, at press time it appeared that there was the possibility of agreement on press elements following the briefing.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Oh Oh Oh, Pity The Poor Rohingya Muslims!


Yeah really, folks. Because the poor pitiable Rohingya who settled (illegally) in Burma (Myanmar) can’t rape, rob or kill Buddhists as they desire. That’s really sad, don’t you agree? No respect for different cultures.

As it happens, I live almost around the corner, in Thailand. I’ve been to Burma a couple of times. That doesn’t make me an expert, of course. Real experts are [white] female professors at left-wing universities who teach Female Gender Mutilation or African Arts. Who have never been to the country at all. What happens in Myanmar is about to happen — or happening already — in the West, too.

A little bit of the background for you. British India included Pakistan in the west, India in the middle, Bengal in the east and Burma a bit further to the east. Burma was never formally part of British India, but a separate colony. Bengal and Burma share a long border. In 1948, when India became independent, Bengal became part of Pakistan and was renamed East Pakistan. Burma also became independent.

What Are The Hurricanes: A Science Primer


America seems to be a magnet for devastating hurricanes these days.

This year, Harvey came out strong with its horrific toll on parts of Texas and Louisiana. Now Irma, downgraded slightly Friday morning to a Category 4 storm from its most recent days as a Category 5, has left destruction in its wake as it plows through the Caribbean and Cuba — and is on path to hit Florida Sunday morning.

It's too early to know if this will be a particularly bad year, as the average number of major hurricanes in the U.S. per decade is roughly six. But averages, important as they are, mean little to those who have to brace for impact.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

FBI Raided The Jihadi Camp "Islamberg" In New York


Trump Sends Feds In To Raid NY’s Islamberg After 2 DECADES – Uncover America’s WORST Nightmare: Finally, after 20 years, the Islamic jihadi training camp in “Islamberg” NY has been raided by the FBI.

You can thank President Trump for this one. He ordered the Feds to raid Islamberg, and hopefully all the other Islamberg-type jihadi training camps around the U.S. Not surprisingly, Barack Hussein Obama ignored these camps for 8 years, but so did George W. Bush, even after 9/11.

There’s a mysterious hidden Muslim compound called Islamberg that’s nestled deep within the woods of the Catskill mountains in New York. The only way to access the 70-acre compound is through primitive dirt roads, where more than 100 Muslims live in seclusion away from the prying eyes of curious Americans.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

9-11 Monstrosity, Free Money, And Pisslam


The early morning of September 11, 2001 in America was late night in Dee Why of Sydney where I had been living for many years since December 1988. In the year of 2001 I was already trading ASX-200 Share Price Index (SPI) at SFE (Sydney Futures Exchange) for nearly three years.

It was a Tuesday and that night I couldn’t sleep early and ending up lying comfy on the couch and watching a TV drama on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) TV. Then just before midnight the TV screen suddenly started displaying “Breaking news: Passenger jet plane crashed into one of the World Trade Centre twin towers in New York City.” at the bottom of the TV screen.

Very soon the regular program was abruptly stopped and the horrific scenes of a large two-turbine-engine Boeing plane entering the North Tower like a hot knife into a block of butter was being repeatedly shown.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Talk On Rakhine Issue: Discussion On Finding Solutions


Myawaddy Media Group organized a TV talk show on Rakhine Issue: Discussion on Finding Solutions with participation of panelists, international researcher U Ko Ko Hlaing and head of French Institute of Asian Studies Dr Jacques P. Leider together with Moderator U Than Aye at Gandamar Wholesale Grand Ballroom in Mayangon Township, Yangon, this morning.

The first part of the Talk On Rakhine Issue was below and other parts will follow on coming days as the Myanmar Army issues more on the topic:

Moderator: Good morning, distinguished guests, members of the diplomatic corps and our special guest Jacques P .Leider, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome all of you today talk show on “Rakhine Issue: Discussion on finding solutions” sponsored by Myawaddy Media Group. From my personal point of view, I feel that this is a very important issue as this is the first time event that we have broken the ice into the world in the current situation of Rakhine State.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pine Gap: The U.S. Spy Hub In The Middle Of Australia


A SHORT DRIVE south of Alice Springs, the second largest population center in Australia’s Northern Territory, there is a high-security compound, code-named “RAINFALL.”

The remote base, in the heart of the country’s barren outback, is one of the most important covert surveillance sites in the eastern hemisphere. Hundreds of Australian and American employees come and go every day from Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap, as the base is formally known.

The official “cover story,” as outlined in a secret U.S. intelligence document, is to “support the national security of both the U.S. and Australia. The [facility] contributes to verifying arms control and disarmament agreements and monitoring military developments.”

Saturday, September 2, 2017

ISIS Convoy Stranded: Kill Them Or Let Them Live?

(Tyler Durden’s articles direct from The ZERO HEDGE on 02 September 2017.)

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State jihadist group says a 17-bus convoy of IS militants and their families is stranded in the Syrian desert.

There are some 300 gunmen and 300 civilians on the buses, which the Syrian army and Hezbollah granted safe passage and which was headed toward Iraq after the Islamist State terrorists surrendered their enclave on the Syrian-Lebanon border.

The coalition issued a statement Friday saying it has sought an unspecified solution that would save the women and children in the convoy from further suffering. It said the coalition has not attacked the convoy. But it said it had struck IS fighters and vehicles, including a tank and other armed vehicles, that tried to help the convoy move to the Iraqi border.

The coalition said its officials have contacted Russian counterparts to deliver a message to Syria’s government, which had tried to facilitate the convoy’s movement earlier this week from western Syria to an area near the Iraqi border.