Sunday, February 23, 2014

Suu Kyi’s NLD Making Peace With Nationalist Monks

NLD's Patron Win Tin Meeting Monk Shi Wirathu.
At 2:30 pm on February 22 the NLD’s wise old man Win Tin, the Patron of Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD (National League for Democracy) party paid a visit to Burma’s most famous nationalist-Buddhist monk Shin Wirathu at his abode the New-Masoeyein Teaching Monastery in Mandalay.

After providing the monk with ceremonial robes and substantial cash donations NLD Patron Win Tin was said to have openly asked Shin Wirathu to advise him frankly on whatever NLD’s actions and policies Shin Wirathu disagrees with.

According to Shi Wirathu’s Blog this was Shin Wirathu’s exact reply to Win Tin’s frank question.

“We Buddhist monks love whoever our people love, and we also do not love whoever our people do not love. But right now we cannot fully rely on whom we want to love. So we have to love the ones we can rely on. If we can absolutely rely on the one we love then we will definitely love him or her.

Your NLD loves and serves people and we Buddhist monks do to. Democracy is for the people and our Ah-Myo-Zount Law (Protection of Burmese Race and Buddhist religion) is also for the people too. So why can’t your NLD support our Ah-Myo-Zount Act which will definitely protect our people.

What could our Ah-Myo-Zount Act have adversely affected your party NLD? I thought NLD has a clear policy of choosing People’s side if conflicts occur between the Party’s benefits and the benefits of People.

We have already clearly declared that if NLD supports absolutely on our Ah-Myo-Zount proposal becoming a legal Act we would put Aun San Suu Kyi’s bronze statue on pedestal and worship her forever.

We have loved her already, but we need to rely on her, and we really want to rely on her.”

NLD’s Patron Win Tin then replied that he would definitely convey Shin Wirathu’s clear message back to Aung San Suu Kyi the NLD’s Chairman.

Shin Wirathu also gave NLD’s Patron Win Tin the CDs of his sermon titled “A Heart Like a Ruby” and his two books titled “Open Letter To Mother-Suu” and “The Heart Left On A Water-Fig Tree” as his presents to NLD’s Chairman Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD’s Patrons Win Tin and ex-General Tin Oo. 

NLD's Patron Win Tin trying to make Peace with Shin Wirathu.
Burmese newspaper coverage of NLD Win Tin meeting Shin Wirathu.