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.

Boycotting Olympics They Claimed. But It’s Not True!

Actually it’s not against Olympics. Clearly it’s an effort seeking Olympics to consider to boycott China. Even though it’s about sports, harmony and unity, everyone knows that China doesn’t attempt Olympics this way. The way it sees Olympics in its capital is its modern glory, successes, developments and influence. The way China handles Olympics torch relays is exactly talking for itself.

Many people expected China’d change fundamentally if the world lets it to achieve economically and politically. However, China has proved the expectations are wrong. The way it’s handling Burma issue, for example, by supporting the military regime with income and arms and the way it used its veto in UNSC against positive political development (in Burma) are clearly its way of self-interest. Also China’s support against solutions for Durrfa crisis means it has no interest about improving the world.

Only when the crackdown on recent Tibetan movement against China’s occupation, boycotting against Chinese Olympics became louder and heard by the wider world. The position of IOC wasn’t so clear. Perhaps, it wasn’t so clear what the activists were boycotting - china or Olympics. The world was divided, as so many people thought it’s about sport; and boycotting sport is not fair - they claimed so.

As expected, the world witnessed the enthusiasm of exile Tibetan people and their clear expression on China’s occupation of Tibet. Suddenly Chinese communities around the world appeared to show their support of China.

It’s naturally right for a Chinese to love their country, China, and support it. But sadly it’s unclear whether they also are supporting the actions of their country, mainly about Burma, Durfar and Tibet, by showing hostility against the Tibetans. The cut between two societies, mainland Chinese and the Tibetans, is emotionally thorough.

Whether the world likes to see peace in Tibet, the occupation of China cannot develop it as China has the policy of cultural genocide and economic advantage against others. As China is becoming global power, its expression of its contempt of human rights and the interests of the UN are becoming clearer. Amid ongoing global movements, China sent a shipload of weapon to Zimbabwe.

If China cannot accept peace, security and rights of the suffering populations of these three societies, I must support Olympics and the world to boycott China.

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