Monday, December 31, 2012

Bengali-Muslims killing Buddhist-Yakhines in Malaysia

Three Buddhist-Yakhine men working as tappers in a rubber plantation near the town of Alor Setar in Malaysia were brutally killed during the night of December 28.

They were severely tortured, raped, and their throats cut by a Muslim mob of at least 15 Bengali men. Apparently the victims and the attackers all are illegal immigrants from Burma.

The Yakhines killed were Khaing Thaung (38) son of Phoe Thar (F) and Oo Mhya Thein (M) of Pauk-Taw-Pa-Laung village in Kyauk Taw township, Hla Shin Maung (21) son of Maung Hla Yin (F) of Zay-Di-Taung village in Myauk-U township, and Than Shwe (21) son of San Aye (F) of Zay-Di-Taung village in Myauk-U township.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Armenian Genocide (1915-1918)

The Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th Century, occurred when two million Armenians living in Turkey were eliminated from their historic homeland through forced deportations and massacres between 1915 and 1918.

The Ancient Armenians: For three thousand years, a thriving Armenian community had existed inside the vast region of the Middle East bordered by the Black, Mediterranean and Caspian Seas. The area, known today as Anatolia, stands at the crossroads of three continents; Europe, Asia and Africa. Great powers rose and fell over the many centuries and the Armenian homeland, when not independent, was at various times ruled by Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Mongols.

Despite the repeated invasions and occupations, Armenian pride and cultural identity never wavered. The snow-capped peak of Mount Ararat became the focal point of this proud people and by 600 BC Armenia as a kingdom sprang into being.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tensions between the OIC pals: Bangladesh & Turkey

Turkish President Abdullah Gul.
Diplomatic tension has been created between Dhaka and Ankara over Turkish President Abdullah Gul's letter to President Zillur Rahman calling for "clemency" to the accused under trial in the International Crimes Tribunal for the "sake of peace in the society". Gul requested clemency for Ghulam Azam and the other accused, foreign ministry sources said.

Tension intensified as Ankara summoned yesterday Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey Md Zulfiqur Rahman, a day after Dhaka summoned Turkish Ambassador in Bangladesh Mehmet Vakur Erkul on Wednesday.

The foreign ministry sources told The Daily Star yesterday that content of the December 23 letter from the Turkish president is not acceptable and it is a clear interference in the internal affairs of Bangladesh. Gul said the accused leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami are too old to stand trial and apprehended that it might cause a civil war in Bangladesh, the sources mentioned.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Escape From the Werewolves: ABSDF Student Army

(Translation of the Prologue of Samar Nyi Nyi’s book “Escape From the Werewolves”.)

Assam Hill aka Execution Hill at Pajau ABSDF-NB HQ.
Four prisoners, ABSDF Chairman Htun Aung Kyaw and Executive-Committee members Cho Gyi and Kyaw Wai and Kyaw Kyaw Min, standing almost naked on the low Assam Hill known as the Execution Hill were shaking to their cores in the bone-chilling cold of the freezing rain and icy wind.

But their tormentors were not as they all were in their rain coats or thick ponchos. ABSDF General-Secretary Aung Naing and Chief-of-Staff (CS) Than Gyaung and Vice-Chief-of-Staff (VCS) Myo Win.  

Behind the prisoners was a large hole already dug as the mass grave for them. Armed guards mostly young men and rural boys holding Chinese M-22 rifles were surrounding the four prisoners and their military leaders facing the prisoners.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas and Peace In Kachin Land!

I wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I especially wish for everlasting peace in Kachin land and peaceful coexistence between the Burmese and Kachin brothers. We have been killing each other far too long since 1961.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sydney Mosque Puts Fatwa On Christmas!

Imam Sheik Yahya Safi of Lakemba Mosque in Sydney.
SYDNEY - No merriness here as mosque puts fatwa on Christmas. The head imam at Lakemba Mosque has told the congregation they should not participate in anything to do with Christmas.  

THE Lakemba Mosque has issued a fatwa against Christmas, warning followers it is a ''sin'' to even wish people a Merry Christmas. The religious ruling, which followed a similar lecture during Friday prayers at Australia's biggest mosque, was posted on its Facebook site on Saturday morning.

The head imam at Lakemba, Sheikh Yahya Safi, had told the congregation during prayers that they should not take part in anything to do with Christmas. Samir Dandan, the president of the Lebanese Muslim Association, which oversees the mosque, could not be reached for comment on Saturday.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Mosquebusters: Busting the Islamic Beachheads!

LONDON — It is winter, the middle of December, and I find myself making an odd phone call. Pacing around my living room, I kick at the carpet as I dial the number.

"Hello?" I say.

"There's no time," the man on the other end of the line answers immediately. His name is Gavin Boby. We have e-mailed before, but I introduce myself again, explaining my background: education, photography and video experience, that sort of thing.

Boby's tone is measured and businesslike. "It sounds like you have skills that could be of use. Muslims are very bad losers," he says matter-of-factly. He'd like me to act as a witness, he tells me, videotaping his court appearances and searching the Internet for "targets." The conversation is taking me into uncomfortable territory; my voice wavers, and I begin to flounder. Boby doesn't notice. "I'll send you instructions on how we work," he says and hangs up. I have just become a Mosquebuster.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Baptist KIA fighting a Proxy War for Communist China?

(This post is translation of news articles from the Opposite Eyes Blog.)

Last month just before the Burmese police’s napalming of the mob protesting against Chinese copper mine near Monywa U Aung Min the Special Minister for the President of Burma admitted openly to the people and media that Burmese Government was really scared of China Bear right across the north-eastern border.

He even recalled the un-declared Border War, more than 20 years long, between Burmese Army and Chinese-sponsored CPB (Communist Party of Burma) from 1967 to 1989. Big Bad China can and will do nasty things against our country just simply by starting another war where they don’t even need to fight. Burma has so many ethnic insurgents who are willing to fight as the proxy for China. And KIA (Kachin Independence Army) is just one of them.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Moe Thee Zun Charged with Htay Naing’s 1993 Murder

(This post is direct translation of news articles from the MEG.)

Former ABSDF Chairman Moe Thee Zun.
North Dagon Township Police in Rangoon has charged former ABSDF (All Burma Student Democratic Front) Chairman Moe Thee Zun with the 1993 Manerplaw murder of former ABSDF Chief-of-Staff Haty Naing on December 13, 2012.

According to the case summary (Pa) 831/2012 (Act 302 – Capital Murder) released by the North Dagon Police Station the plaintiff is deceased Htay Naing’s mother Daw Khin May Myint (age-78) a resident of Maha Thukha Street, North Dagon of Rangoon Division.

According to Daw Khin May Myint she had lost contact with her two sons Htay Tint and Htay Naing for more than 15 years since they took to the jungle on Thai border after the failed 8-8-88 Uprising in 1988. Only in 2004 the elder son Htay Tint called her and told her that his younger brother Htay Naing the Chief-of-Staff of the student army ABSDF was severely tortured and jailed and eventually killed by Moe Thee Zun, then the ABSDF Chairman, at Manerplaw KNU stronghold in some time 1993.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

KIA and Bertil Lintner Lie about Carl Gustav Launchers

KIA displaying supposedly-captured Carl Gustav.
The recent big news about the big-bad-wolf Burma in the international media was of KIA and Bertil Lintner accusing Burma army for using Swedish-made Carl Gustav AT-4 recoilless-launchers, one of which, the compulsive liar KIA (Kachin Independence Army) claimed to have captured from the Army.

To tell you the truth Burma army had been using AT-4 launcher since mid 1980s and the army got these powerful recoilless-launchers (the first generation versions) and assorted shells direct from the manufacturer SAAB Bofors Dynamic of Sweden. Burmese army’s nomenclature for 84mm Carl Gustav launcher is AT-4 as it is basically an anti-tank weapon.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

4,000 Bad Lebanese-Muslims Let into Aus in 1976 alone?

Downtown Beirut during Lebanese civil war (1976).
IMMIGRATION authorities warned the Fraser government in 1976 it was accepting too many Lebanese Muslim refugees without "the required qualities" for successful integration.

The Fraser cabinet was also told many of the refugees were unskilled, illiterate and had questionable character and standards of personal hygiene.

Cabinet documents released today by the National Archives under the 30-year rule reveal how Australia's decision to accept thousands of Lebanese Muslims fleeing Lebanon's 1976 civil war led to a temporary collapse of normal eligibility standards.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Vicious Lebanese-Muslim Crime-Gangs Running Sydney?

(This post is former Sydney police detective Tim Priest’s article “The Rise of Middle Eastern Crime in Australia” from The Mackenzie Institute’s WWW site. Lebanese-Christians have been immigrating to Australia for a very long time now and they have assimilated extremely well into Australian society. Present governor of the State of NSW is a distinguished Lebanese-Christian woman. The trouble in Sydney with vicious middle-eastern criminal-gangs only started back when the Hawke-Keating Labor Government let the Lebanese-Muslims - many of them really are displaced Palestinians - from Lebanon’s Hezbollah-controlled Bekkah Valley come into Australia about 30-40 years ago.)

When one hears a cri-de coeur from an experienced front-line worker, such as a street cop, one should always pay close attention to it. The problems that Tim Priest, a former police detective from New South Wales Australia, describes are not isolated ones.

First, there is the combination of willful political negligence which leads to police inaction that lets gangs develop and prosper in the first place. Canadians are becoming increasingly aware (Finally!) of the growing severity of gang problems in our major cities.

Unlike Australia or many European states, we (in America) have yet to see the full start of Middle Eastern crime, with its added dimension of Islamic militancy to compound the normal agenda of street thugs… but there are signs that this will come. Let’s take Tim Priest’s warning to heart.

(Editor’s remark by John Thompson)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thais’ Love Affairs with Burmese King Bayinnaung?

King Bayinnaung (1516-1581).
Of special interest to Thais as the conqueror of Ayutthaya Kingdom in 1569, the facts about King Bayinnaung are however surrounded by myth and folk tales. Thai historians gathered recently to hear Burmese scholar U Thaw Kaung deliver a paper on the life of the man considered to be Burma's most influential ruler. Subhatra Bhumiprabhas reports.

Authors may go to great lengths to avoid overt bias but historiography is always subjective. The victors and the vanquished write widely differing accounts of the same war, downplaying or omitting to mention failures, exaggerating or inventing successes.

So commonplace a phenomenon that scepticism has long been a necessary companion on any journey into the past. Much less common is the sight of former traditional enemies meeting, centuries after the event, to try and separate fact from falsehood, truth from folk tale.

The war in question ended in 1569 with the conquest of Ayutthaya by the armies of Bayinnaung, king of Toungoo, Pegu (aka Hongsawaddy) and Ava. The Siamese kingdom was to remain under Burmese suzerainty for the next 21 years; its titular ruler, Maha Thammaracha, subordinate to the regional superpower to the west.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Aljazebra’s Lies about Muslim Killings in Arakan?

(This post is Aljazebra’s “Mass Graves for Myanmar’s Rohingyas” published on August 9 by the notoriously-biased Arab TV station sponsored by the Islamic Mafia OIC.)

A recent journey to western Myanmar has revealed a provincial capital divided by hatred and thousands of its Muslim residents terrorised by what they say is a state-sponsored campaign to segregate the population along ethno-sectarian lines.

Decades-old tension between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in coastal Rakhine state exploded with new ferocity in June, leaving at least 78 people dead and tens of thousands homeless. 

Exclusive reporting conducted last week in the highly restricted region suggests that the long-term fallout from recent violence could be even more damaging than the bloodshed. The United Nations has estimated that 80,000 people are still displaced around the cities of Sittwe and Maungdaw, and international rights groups continue to denounce Myanmar for its role in the conflict.

As it stands, any thought of reconciliation between local Buddhists and Muslims appears a distant dream. Many Rohingya have fled the polarised region, fearing revenge attacks and increasing discrimination. Their status has sparked international concern and disagreement.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Victorious Burmese Women U-19 Soccer Team

Burmese Women Under-19 Soccer Team in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City: Lin Ohnmar Tun's second-half strike was enough for Myanmar to edge neighbours Thailand 1-0 on Sunday and book a place in the 2013 AFC U-19 Women's Championship.

The defender scored the only goal of a keenly-contested qualification play-off with 67 minutes at the Thong Nhat Stadium played as Myanmar joined the top five finishers from the last competition in the list for next year's finals.

Japan won the 2011 AFC U-19 Women's Championship by finishing top of the six-team table in the round-robin league tournament played at the same venue in Ho Chi Minh City ahead of runners-up DPR Korea, third-place China, Korea Republic and Australia, whose epic 4-3 win over Vietnam was enough for the Young Matildas to take fifth position ahead of the hosts.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Berkeley Mafia and Indonesia's 1965 Genocide - Part 3

Indonesia's powerful ministers known as Berkeley Mafia
By early September the economists had their plans drafted and the generals convinced of their usefulness. After a series of crash seminars at SESKOAD, Suharto named the Faculty's five top men (the "Berkeley Mafia") his Team of Experts for Economic and Financial Affairs, an idea Ford man Frank Miller claims as his own.

Armed with Sadli's January 10, 1967, investment law, the economists could put on their old school ties and play host to the lords of the great American corporations. In August the Stanford Research Institute - a spin-off of the university-military-industrial complex - brought 170 "senior executives" to Djakarta for a three-day parley and look-see.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Australia Welcomes Muslim Illegals with $220 Weekly-Dole

Afghans waiting in Indonesia welcome Julia Gillard's policy.
ASYLUM seekers in Indonesia (waiting to take a rewarding boat trip to Australia) have swung into party mode and labelled Julia Gillard a "hero" after learning they will receive welfare payments and rent assistance should they make it to Australia by boat.
The wannabe citizens are ecstatic the government has conceded detention centres are beyond maximum capacity and that asylum seekers would need to be released into the community while their applications for refugee status were processed.
They would be given financial and housing support - as well as free basic health care - a massive boost from their current financial status in Indonesia where many are struggling to afford food.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Berkeley Mafia and Indonesia’s 1965 Genocide – Part 2

Indonesian Communist Leader Aidit.
Berkeley phased its people out of Djakarta in 1961-62, The running battle between the Ford representative and the Berkeley chairman as to who would run the project had some part in hastening its end.

More important, the professors were no longer necessary; in fact, they were probably an increasing political liability.

Sumitro's first string had re-turned with their degrees and resumed control of the school.

The Berkeley team had done its job, "kept the thing alive," Glassburner recalls proudly. "We plugged a hole .. and with the Ford Foundation's money we trained them 40 or so economists."

What did the University get out of it? "Well, some overhead money, you know." And the satisfaction of a job well done.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Berkeley Mafia and Indonesia’s 1965 Genocide – Part 1

“Indonesia is the best thing that's happened to Uncle Sam since World War." -- A World Bank official

Indonesia, which in the past fired the imagination of fortune-hunters and adventurers as the fabled East Indies, was long regarded as "the richest colonial prize in the world." Harking back to such times, Richard Nixon described Indonesia in 1967 as "the greatest prize in the Southeast Asian area."

Not too many years earlier, however, the prize had been thought all but lost to the fiery nationalist, Peking-oriented Sukarno and the three million-strong Indonesia Communist Party waiting in the wings.

Then in October 1965 an unsuccessful coup and a swift move by Indonesia's generals immobilized the leader and precipitated the largest massacre in modern history, in which from 500,000 to a million unarmed communists and their peasant sympathizers were killed.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

No More Demo-Activists, Burma Needs Berkeley Mafia!

Francis Fukuyama at Rangoon Airport (22 Aug 2012).
The second leg of my recent trip took me from Mongolia to Myanmar (it’s not an easy itinerary getting from Ulaan Baator to Naypyidaw, believe me). I was there to teach a short course on private sector development with my former SAIS colleague Roger Leeds.

This curriculum, which Roger and I have developed under the grandiose title of the Leadership Academy for Development, is based on HBS-style cases of efforts to promote private sector growth through public sector reform–either governments getting out of the way, or actively intervening to help business.

It’s aimed at younger mid-level public officials in developing countries who are not old enough to have yet been completely corrupted, but are still in a position to act as reformers at some future point in their careers. We taught a shortened version once to a group of civil society activists and parliamentarians in Yangon, and then to a number of bureaucrats in Naypyidaw.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Jim Dunnigan’s Take on the Arrakan Crisis of Burma

Checking of Citizenship Status in Maungdaw (Nov 2012).
For three weeks now police and government officials in Rakhine state have been checking the citizenship status of ethnic Rohingya. These are a Moslem people originally from neighboring (majority Moslem) Bangladesh.

The ethnic Burmese not only look different but are Buddhist, a religion Moslems have never gotten along with.  The government believes that documenting the citizen status of Rohingyas will make it easier to deport them. But no countries want the Rohingya, no matter what the Burmese government thinks their citizenship status is.

In the last six months violence in Rakhine state has caused over a thousand casualties (and over 200 dead), most of them Moslem, and left thousands of buildings destroyed. This has displaced over 110,000 people (about 75 percent Moslem). The Moslems and Buddhists have never gotten along in Rakhine State and there's always been some tension.

Monday, December 3, 2012

China’s Take on Anti-Copper Mine Protests in Burma!

Letpadoung Copper Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony.
The Letpadaung copper mine project, jointly established by China and Myanmar, has become the target of growing protests. The Myanmar government arrested some protesters on Tuesday, but this has not stopped the action. The leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, said that she will visit the area. She also insists that Myanmar should stick to its agreement with Chinese companies.

It will be a lose-lose situation for China and Myanmar if the project is halted. Only third parties, including some Western forces, will be glad to see this result.

Protesters first asked for more compensation, but now want to stop this project and are demanding that the Chinese company leave. There are definitely some Westerners and NGOs instigating these protesters. More importantly, however, Myanmar's political climate has changed and the government cannot control public opinion.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

No Buddhist and Godless-Atheist are accepted!

(This post is an email from an expatriate Burmese Engineer working in Europe.)

Egyptian Muslims protesting at Burma Embassy in Cairo.
When I went to Saudi after high school before university, I was suggested to fill (the immigration forms) as Burmese Muslim like by a Burmese who is a Buddhist, he was in 30s and I was 19, as he worries I will be harassed.

So he did but I did not and I filled in as Buddhist but I did not face harassment as I chose to act rough since I arrived there till I left there from brewing wine to broadcasting Khin Maung Toe's songs in merchant marine routes in gulf via radio telephone channels. I found Saudis are religious people but I promised myself I will never go there again.

Friday, November 30, 2012

OIC Considering Military Action against Burma?

(News articles from Times of Ummah, BikyaMasr and Pakistan DefenceForum.)

DJIBOUTI – The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called Saturday for the international community to protect Muslims in Myanmar’s unrest-hit Rakhine state from genocide as US President Barack Obama readied for a landmark trip to the country.

“We expect the United States to convey a strong message to the government of Burma so they protect that minority, what is going on there is a genocide,” said Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, who is the acting chairman of the OIC.
“We are telling things how they are, we believe that the United States and other countries should act quickly to save that minority which is submitted to an oppressive policy and a genocide,” he said at the end of an OIC foreign ministers’ meeting in Djibouti.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Iron Ladies Pissed off the Ministers and Got Napalmed?

(This post includes the translated script and the video of meeting between the anti-Chinese Copper Mine protesters and government ministers led by U Aung Min on 25 November.)

Thwe Thwe Win the so-called Iron-Lady, now
behind bars in notorious Insein Prison for
illegal occupation of private properties and
obstruction of justice.
The so-called Iron Ladies, as labelled by New York Times’s Thomas Fuller in his articles, were now behind bars in Burma’s notorious Insein Prison after being teargased, firebombed, and arrested at the Chinese Copper Mine site near Monywa in Middle Burma.

And more than 100 Buddhist monks and farmers protesting at the mine site were injured or burned. Some were so badly burnt they ended up at nearby Monywa and Mandalay hospitals.

So, after showing extraordinary restraint last few months, what triggered President Thein Sein’s so-called reformist government to unleash a brutal strike against the anti-Chinese copper mine protesters led by the so-called Iron Ladies, a couple of landless peasants from the villages destroyed by the Chinese Copper Mine?

Police Napalmed Anti-Chinese Copper Mine Protesters?

One of the protesters' camps burning brightly.
Beginning at 3 in the early morning of November 29 more than 500 Burmese Police had charged at the six illegal protesting camps inside the Letpandaung Copper Mine area and broken the camps and arrested the protesters by using overwhelming force backed by fire engines and teargas.

Burma’s Interior Ministry has earlier issued an ultimatum to the protesting monks and local farmers to fold their camps and leave the area by the midnight of 27 November, but the more than a thousand protestors had refused to follow the government order.

Two Iron Ladies Battle Chinese Copper Mine in Burma

Two so-called Iron Ladies at the mine site. They want the
Chinese copper mine completely shut down.
WETHMAY, MYANMAR — They were trailed by plainclothes police officers and called “cows” by government officials. They spent four nights in prison until a public outcry prompted their release.

Aye Net and Thwe Thwe Win, the daughters of farmers whose education stopped at primary school, have rocketed to national prominence in Myanmar for their defiance of a copper mining project run by the powerful Myanmar military and its partner, a subsidiary of a Chinese arms manufacturer.

“Whatever pressure they put on us, we won’t give up,” Ms. Thwe Thwe Win said in an interview in her village on the edge of the copper mine. “I want them to shut this project down completely.”

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Islamic Republic of Belgium: A Milestone of Eurabia?

(This post is the truly-alarming story of Belgium being swallowed by Muslim immigrants.)

Modern History of Belgium.
I knew almost nothing about Belgium till I did my master degree in 1985-86 and ended up with a blue-eyed blond-haired Belgian professor as my thesis advisor.

From him I learned about beautiful Belgium and her French-speaking Wallonian people and Dutch-speaking Flemish people and of course the truly European Capital the Brussels. That was more than twenty five years ago.

Back then I would be truly shocked if someone told me that in short 20 years time the 40% of Brussels’s population would eventually be recent Muslim immigrants demanding the truly-democratic Belgium be drastically turned into an Islamic republic like that truly-repressive Iran the pariah of the civilized world and the utter-degrader of women.

But that is what exactly happening in Belgium right now if one believes what conservative Europeans are now loudly and alarmingly claiming like in the following article from the conservative Gatestone Institute and the following one from BREITBART.

Monywa Copper Mine Protests Turn Anti-China Protest?

(Direct translation of news articles from various news sources.)

Protesting farmers stopping the mining trucks.
The ongoing protests against the largest mining project in Burma has been turned into anti-China and anti-Military protests by leftwing student union activists and local peasant activists with the support of foreign-NGOs-backed watermelon-environmentalists.

The mining project is the Letpandoung Copper Mine near Monywa in Sagaing Division of middle Burma. The project is owned and operated by Myanmar-Wan Bao Mining Company the joint venture between Chinese Government-owned Wan Bao Mining and Burma Military-owned Myanmar Economic Holdings widely known in Burma as Oo-Baing.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Massacre of Bengali-Muslims by Yakhine Buddhists?

A Bengali-Muslim survivor of Buddhist massacre (2012).
On a hot Sunday night in a remote Myanmar village, Tun Naing punched his wife and unleashed hell. She wanted rice for their three children. He said they couldn't afford it. Apartheid-like restrictions had prevented Muslims like Tun Naing from working for Buddhists here in Rakhine State along Myanmar's western border, costing the 38-year-old metalworker his job.
The couple screamed at each other. Tun Naing threw another punch. Neighbors joined in the row. The commotion stirred up ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in the next village, who began shouting anti-Muslim slurs. Relations between the two communities were already so tense that six soldiers were stationed nearby. Tun Naing's village was soon besieged by hundreds of Rakhines. And Myanmar was plunged into a week of sectarian violence that by official count claimed 89 lives, its worst in decades.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Somali-Muslim Pack-Rapists in New Zealand

Two men have been sentenced over the pack rape of a woman snatched off an Auckland street but police says another two are still on the loose.
Abdinor Abdi, 29, and Mohamed Bashir, 25, were sentenced in the High Court at Auckland today to 16 and 15 years in prison respectively for their part in the continued rape of the woman.
Neither will be eligible for parole until they served at least half of their sentences. A jury earlier found them guilty of rape and three counts of being party to rape. Abdi was also convicted of abduction and threats to kill.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saudi Arabia Beheading the Buddhists!

Beheading a Buddhist in Saudi Arabia (2010).
A Sri Lankan youth employed as a domestic aid has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for worshiping a statue of the Buddha, which is considered an offence according to Shariah law.
According to the Bodu Bala Senaa, the youth bearing passport no. 2353715 identified as Premanath Pereralage Thungasiri has been arrested by Umulmahami Police, which is a grave situation.
The organisation states that information has been received regarding a plan that is underway to behead a Sri Lankan youth employed in domestic service in Saudi Arabia. Although a complaint has been lodged at the Foreign Employment Bureau, Battaramulla, under complaint no: CN/158/1205, so far no action has been taken.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Saudi-Arabian Lies about Buddhists of Burma

A Liar and  a Saudi Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Zuhayyan.
To most Saudis, Burma was almost an unknown country, until the news of massacre of Rohingya Muslims came out. In their vacation and on the street, Saudis run across men in orange attire, who are soft spoken and appear to be gentle and peaceful, with pamphlets and flyers in their hands about Buddhism, giving them away to pedestrians.

These Buddhists appear as if they cannot hurt a fly, while the pictures coming out from Burma are very graphic and heart wrenching. 

Children being grilled naked and alive; corpses amputated with hatchets; and dead bodies of men, women and children, young and old scattered everywhere.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bangladeshis Calling China to Invade Burma?

Upper Burma has seen a demographic shift resulting from the recent immigration of many Mainland Chinese to Mandalay Region, Shan, and Kachin States. Ethnic Chinese now constitute an estimated 30 to 40% of Mandalay's population.

Huge swaths of land in city centre left vacant by the fires were later purchased, mostly by the ethnic Chinese, many of whom were recent immigrants from Yunnan. The Chinese influx accelerated after the current military government came to power in 1988.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Obama’s Speech at Rangoon University

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Myanmar Naingan, Mingalaba!  (Laughter and applause.)  I am very honored to be here at this university and to be the first President of the United States of America to visit your country. 
I came here because of the importance of your country.  You live at the crossroads of East and South Asia.  You border the most populated nations on the planet.  You have a history that reaches back thousands of years, and the ability to help determine the destiny of the fastest growing region of the world.
I came here because of the beauty and diversity of your country.  I have seen just earlier today the golden stupa of Shwedagon, and have been moved by the timeless idea of metta -- the belief that our time on this Earth can be defined by tolerance and by love.  And I know this land reaches from the crowded neighborhoods of this old city to the homes of more than 60,000 villages; from the peaks of the Himalayas, the forests of Karen State, to the banks of the Irrawady River.

Burma’s Rate Cut Looming as Carry Trades Explode!

Mountain of Burmese Kyats.
Burma’s inflation is only 2.82% but the Union Bank’s benchmark interest rate is 10%. And the businesses and banking experts and economists are calling the Union Bank to reduce the benchmark rate as many businesses are facing tough environment for their long term survival amidst explosively growing carry trades.

According to the banking experts current inflation rate is much less than 3% and Burma desperately needs to reduce the high interest rates. Dr. Khin San Yee, the deputy union minister for the National Planning and Economic Development Ministry, said on November 5 that the inflation rate on 2011-2012 financial year was only 2.82%.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I Wish I Could Use My Middle Name (Hussein)?

(In the evening of October 18, 2012 at the 67th Alfred E. Smith Foundation Dinner in New York the President of United States Barrack Hussein Obama pulled a funny joke on himself. And when I read the following article “In Visit to Myanmar, Obama Will See a Nation That Shaped His Grandfather” by Peter Baker in The New York Times on November 17, 2012 about Obama’s coming visit to Burma his self-inflicted joke immediately came into my mind.)

President Obama, Archbishop Dolan, and Mitt Romeny.
WASHINGTON — When President Obama lands in Yangon on Monday, he will be the first sitting American president to visit the country now known as Myanmar. But he will not be the first Obama to visit.

The president’s Kenyan grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, spent part of World War II in what was then called Burma as a cook for a British Army captain. Although details are sometimes debated, the elder Mr. Obama’s Asian experience proved formative just as his grandson’s time growing up in Indonesia did decades later.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bangladesh Under Water Soon?

Will Bangladesh be under water by 2100?
Reading James Hansen's book, Storms of my grandchildren; the truth about the coming climate catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity (published by Bloomsbury, 2009) is quite an experience. 

Dr Hansen is no scaremongering quack, but one of the world's most respected climate scientists and former director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.

His book predicts the end of Bangladesh through global warming.

The average educated citizen could perhaps be forgiven for thinking that global warming is a relatively minor problem; how can individuals take it seriously when the media and the world's governments ignore it?

As Dr. Hansen elaborates, that is because the supposedly democratic systems of government now commonplace have simply resulted in the best governments that money can buy. It turns out that the oil, gas and coal industries have more than enough money to bend practically any government to their will with promises of cheap energy, industrial growth and jobs.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cross-border Attack by Bengali-Muslim Terrorists!

(Direct translation of news articles from Narinjara News Agency.)

Rohingya-Taliban fighters in Bangladesh.
The cross-border attack on November 6 by Bengali-Muslim terrorists from RSO (Rohingya Solidarity Organization), the OIC-supported and Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group based in Bangladesh, killed one engineering officer from Burma army.

According to the NarinjaraNews Agency the Rohingya terrorists have also kidnapped three Burma army soldiers and fled back into Bangladesh. The cross-border terrorist attack took place in the Maungdaw Township of north Arakan.

The news leaked from the army circle in Maungdaw described the terrorist attack as an ambush on a 13-men unarmed construction team from Burma Army General Engineering unit building the Burma-Bangladesh Friendly Road on the borderline in the area known as Na-Sa-Ka Territory (1).

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Is Pro-Muslim MSF Behind the Troubles in Arakan?

Doctors Without Borders.
First part of this post is Thomas Fuller’s article in New York Times criticizing the native Yakhine Buddhists in Arakan for intolerance towards the world famous charity MSF or Doctors Without Borders, and hindering MSF’s aid works in Arakan of Burma.

Second part is an article written by Tin Win Myint a Yakhine Buddhist journalist explaining why his people are really angry at MSF for their taking side of the Bengali Muslims illegally entering Arkan State and grabbing the traditional lands and fishing grounds of Native Yakhine Buddhists after slaughtering the native Buddhists.

Third part is the original letter in Burmese released by the All Yakhine Native Refugee Committees (Sittwe)  stating their refusal to accept any foreign aids from the UN and other INGOs in Burma and the direct translation of the letter.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-1826) – Part 12

(Chapter XII of Narrative of The Burmese War by Major John Snodgrass, British Army, the Military Secretary to the Commander of the British expeditionary force and the Assistant Political Agent in Ava.)

British March from Rangoon to Danubyu (February 1825).
The retreat of Maha Bandoola left the field completely open in our front. Not a man in arms remained in the neighbourhood of Rangoon; and numbers of the people, at length released from military restraint, and convinced of the superiority of the British troops over their countrymen, and of their clemency and kindness to the vanquished, poured daily into Rangoon: even those who had borne arms gave up the cause as hopeless, and returned with their families from a life of suffering and oppression, to the blessings of quiet and undisturbed domestic happiness.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hill O-Seven: Thai-Burma Border Battle (2001)?

(This post is direct translation of articles from the Myanmar Military Site.)

Hill O-Seven is a low non-descript hill straddling the disputed borderline between Thailand and Burma. Approximately at 2,500 yards south-east from the Hill O-7 is the bustling Thai border town called Mae Sai.

The low hill, near Pone-htun Ward of Tarchileik the Burmese border town opposite the Thai border town Mae Sai, was designated as the Objective-7 during the Burmese military offensive to drive the Koumington (White-Chinese) forces out of Burma during the 1950s. Since then the hill has been known as Hill O-7 and as an important high-ground overlooking both Tarchileik and Mae Sai Burma army has always taken a strong defensive position on the hill.