All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Burmese)

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 9:

Those who have the kindness of benefit for others

For the sake of living beings, do not relax their powers.

Though these holy beings bear a heavy burden,

They never put it down and dwell in discouragement.

*the Great Chariot Sutra*

Burma is known as a golden land made of several ranges (or ‘Yoma’ in Burmese) where thousands of tribal memories, wisdoms, religions, cultures and beauties of plants and animals dwell. The rivers, all of them are indeed important to the people and other existences, snake through these beautiful mountainous regions and flow from the north to the south where Indian Ocean is. The peoples, Burma has 103 ethnics, all of them used to be really generous and all they knew was to give.

Since the modern day’s dictators have systematically destroyed, now the golden land is famous for its narcotic trades, refugees, migrant workers and various atrocities and sufferings.

One day, we’ll be free again and the land will be again famous for its beauty.

Please Vote ‘NO’

I’d rather suggest taking action than boycotting the referendum. We know the junta fears if 1990 election repeat. As being predicted by many, the junta won’t allow observers. A Prime Minister has supported this and said he believed in the integrity of the junta. Actually this is not new but another repetition of his predecessor’s policy famous around the 1990s and afterward. Fortunately, Singapore has avoided public attention so far and given the chance to Thailand. ‘How genuine’ is to come in May. But I don’t take the PM’s words as a ploy letting the junta to fall into its own trap as its own victim.

As other Southeast Asian countries couldn’t make their place in the process as even the UN was kicked away, and left the matter to be settled by the people of Burma ourselves. Yet we should not be short of thanks as they have been trying their best. Whilst Tibet is burning, and the people of Durfur are dying, the junta is kept like a precious stone, rather than a nut hard for the world, by the Chinese communists - the way the dragon and its treasure.

The scenario doesn’t seem to have a coming change – unless the world could take action on China rather as a warning. And after this warning, if it doesn’t behave, China must get a few smacks on its buttocks so it would become a gentleman when it grows up. The next generation of the world will not appreciate the lack of international actions, or actions of the free world on China as it’s becoming a most serious villain ever produced in modern time. Certainly, the west is more responsible than any other regions at all as modern China is grown out of their free-trades, markets and economy and political supports.

Certainly, as long as the communists keep the junta as their protégé, and this encourages a few countries to support the junta, we are cursed by the current political agreements and world order, alongside with Tibet and Durfur. But if we have unity and strong and effective leaderships, we can beat the junta politically by voting ‘NO’ in both occasions, referendum and 2010 election, even if we can’t beat its smoky barrels. Therefore, don’t behave like we can’t do anything as we know the people can vote ‘NO’ and mock the junta. Leaders and activists in all levels, both around the world and in different parts of Burma, our mother land, should keep their commitments for another victory.

No comments:

Blog Archive

Popular Posts

Search This Blog

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...