- 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
Monday, March 30, 2015
Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States.
But the eight imprisoned men were considered flight risks — labourers who might dare run away. They lived on a few bites of rice and curry a day in a space barely big enough to lie down, stuck until the next trawler forces them back to sea.
“All I did was tell my captain I couldn’t take it anymore, that I wanted to go home,” said Kyaw Naing, his dark eyes pleading into an Associated Press video camera sneaked in by a sympathetic worker. “The next time we docked,” he said nervously out of earshot of a nearby guard, “I was locked up.”
Saturday, March 28, 2015
"We expect economic growth to average 5.7 percent in 2015, the same rate as in 2014. However this masks significant differences across Asian countries that mainly depend on their exposure to global headwinds. India and Myanmar stand out as bright spots for 2015, while China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore are expected to slow, given that these economies are most exposed to the weakening of the global economy. Looking ahead, this divergence in growth performance is likely to continue with countries less dependent on external demand (India and Myanmar) performing better than others," QNB said in its report.
At the current juncture, the brightest spot in Asia is India. The implementation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious reform agenda is expected to unleash India’s growth potential. The recently announced budget proposed three key areas of reform: (i) addressing supply bottlenecks; (ii) reducing the subsidy bill; and (iii) introducing a uniform federal goods and services tax (GST).
Friday, March 27, 2015
(With enormous Chinese help Kokang Army is fighting a deadly proxy war for China.)
On February 9 the six years-old peace and quiet in the remote Kokang land known as First-Special-Administrative-Region in North-Eastern Burma was suddenly broken by the ferocious attack on the small people militia unit of Htout-Shwe Village at just few miles north of Kun-Lone Town on the Salween River.
A company-strength mobile column of Burmese Army IB-125 (Infantry battalion-125) then responded the seemingly small-scale attack and met unexpectedly with more-than-500-strong insurgent unit of Kokang rebel army or MNDAA (Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army) manned mostly by PLA soldiers moonlighting as Chinese mercenaries digging in and waiting to kill Burmese.
The well-planned Chinese ambush killed four officers and seven soldiers of Burmese Army column and wounded severely two officers and eleven soldiers. Most Burmese deaths are by the high-powered bullets from Baraett-liked Chinese-made .50 calibre sniper rifles. The concentrated Chinese sniper fires basically killed and wounded all the officers of the army column.
At the same time on February 9 the Kokang insurgents (mainly Chinese mercenaries) attacked Burmese Army units from Kut-Khaing-based IB-125 at Kone-Gyan and Nyan-Khun and killed also many officers and soldiers. Another Chinese mercenaries unit also raided the Border Post camp at BP-161(1) at Maw-Htaik and wounded four Burmese border guards.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
|Sydney Seige (16 December 2014)|
A nightclub bouncer who reportedly became a terror group leader. A man who tweeted a photo of his young son clutching a severed head. A teenager who is believed to have turned suicide bomber, and others suspected of attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State movement. All of them, Australian.
The London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence reports that between 100 and 250 Australians have joined Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria. Given Australia's vast distance from the region and its population of just 24 million, it is a remarkable number. The center estimates that about 100 fighters came from the United States, which has more than 13 times as many people as Australia.
Experts disagree about why the Islamic State group has been so effective recruiting in Australia, which is widely regarded as a multicultural success story, with an economy in an enviable 24th year of continuous growth.
Monday, March 23, 2015
There was a time when author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali believed it all: that, according to Islam, the infidel should die, that the Koran is infallible, that those who violated sharia law — thieves, gays, adulterers — deserved to be stoned to death or beheaded, as they were each Friday in a public gathering place she and her brother called “Chop-Chop Square.”
Today, she is that rare thing: a public intellectual who, despite death threats and charges of bigotry, calls for an end to Islam — not just as the faithful know it, but as we in the West think we know it. “The assumption is that, in Islam, there are a few rotten apples, not the entire basket,” Ali tells The Post. “I’m saying it’s the entire basket.”
In her book, “Heretic,” Ali argues for a complete reformation of Islam, akin to the Protestant reformation of the 16th century. Though her own education led her to reject Islam and declare herself an atheist, she believes that for the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, there must be another way.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
(Muslims Running UN Human Rights Commission Are Hell Bent On Islamizing Burma.)
|UNHRC Chief Al Hussein.|
In case of our Burma the UNHRC Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, a Jordanian Muslim, and his henchwoman-on-Burma Yanghee Lee, a left-leaning Korean-American and the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, are pushing Burma to grant more than one million illegal and stateless Bengali-Muslims on the Burma-Bangladesh border Burmese citizenship.
In line with the hidden UN agenda of relocating at least fifty million Bangladeshi-Muslims from population-exploding and rapidly sinking Bangladesh into neighbouring Buddhist-Burma within next twenty years Al Hussein and Yanghee Lee have been relentlessly provoking Burmese Buddhists by publicly issuing ultimatum after ultimatum to Burmese government to let million Bengali-Muslims now trapped between two warring armies on the heated Burma-Bangladesh border into proper Burma.