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.
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.
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.
isn't it frustration to find out you made such glaring mistake after you wrote long and thoughtful article you did all your best to indicate for good sake?
actually, i only went through editing once, only once, and did a significant changes. however, i can't understand how i missed such thing everyone knows the whole world knows!!!
the second mistake is PTTEP that i missed the P. PTTE(Thai petrolian company) still makes sense i guess.
my mind was possessed by thoughts and blanks of names and numbers... unfortunately. i try to get the best idea i ever came through others' writings and i do my conclusion as an idea. my idea is simply based on my reading and information but i try to give some nut-cracking thoughts to readers.
I hope they enjoy my writing with critical thinking of their own to correct the mistakes they come through my writings...
I admit i make mistake not only once but again and again unprofessionally...
By Min Khin Kyaw
The year 2008 is stained by a historically unprecedented cruelty.
The junta of Burma has negligently let the a worst cyclone to claim a hundred (thousands) and more lives of the ordinary civilians and deliberately let suffer by depriving the survivors from aids, helps and the sympathy of the world community.
The volunteer aid workers have been denied from reaching to the people who are desperately needing food, shelter and all available helps.
The worst thing is yet some of the Burmese aid workers affectively volunteering to help were arrested by the authority. Where they are detained and how long to be detained are not certain – affectively prevented their moral contributions to the neediest people in Burma. Yet this doesn’t highlight the reliability of the UN that it is forced to spend a lot on transportation and such operation.
The UN has to endure silence or existing privileges given by the generals will certainly be stormed.
The UN needs the cooperation of the Burmese both citizens and responsible authorities to work effectively inside Burma.
Showing its decaying gums is dangerous to all UN mission inside Burma as this happened during late saffron revolution that a toothless aged tiger must accept its inferior position inside unfamiliar territory, or so-called sovereignty, controlled by the junta.
As usual for 20 years, the business among the cronies is ongoing unaffected by cyclone Nargis.
Well, the condition is ‘not to be politicized’ but make money before the good time ends. Before freedom is replanted, this is just a good time for those partnering the generals who see the entire Burma is as if their own backyard to have the right to decide who can come and cannot and who, or which ethnics, can thrive or not.
But amid global pressure as it seems, the junta has done another trick from its schoolbook.
Now it cannot replace the name of the country with another funny name, like Myan = fast and mar = hard and strong, it has removed some juniors bridging between the rich top and the rotten substructures as if the top generals were still innocent.
We have had enough of the innocent cards played by the generals since the late general Ne Win – as if the top generals weren’t aware of what happening around the country that they weren’t informed or misinformed by the concerned authorities bridging between them and the rest of population. (This is a way they solve a real crisis and later to happen again. Or they can kill anybody whether a monk or a general.)
If they cannot manage to be informed properly as they claim, then what are they capable of – apart from 20 year long corruption they have created and kept as their constitution – to build a better society? We don’t want any ignorant to manage our country.
We simply do not need incompetent uneducated people to destroy our country and make everything agony through suppression, murder, rape, bullying, robbing, stealing and cruel civil war with the reason of saving the country. We just need nobody who knows just that.
It’s indeed enough and no more; they should never use those same tricks as not working on everybody but they use it anyway by overwhelming voices – the louder the better. So they need helps and a country has just praised them for something else.
Than Shwe is not a leader by coup. He didn’t save anything but only what he has stolen from the people for his unique plutocracy that even built his royal capital.
He’s just a robber, not a people leader like King Anoratha, Queen Mi Sao-bu, General Aung San, his daughter Aung San Suu kyi, Bo Mya, Bado Manshar, etc. His self-serving character cannot be compared to U Thor Ka, Ko Min Ko Naing, Ma Phu Phu Thin, Ma Su Su Nway, Ko Zargana, Ko Kyaw Thu etc certainly many, many more.
We have a lot of good political leaders and great social leaders. We want them to govern democratic Burma. Without brutal military rule of these culprits, we’ll be definitely better off.
Whoever worshipping that cruel, arrogant and selfish person are as much crazy and selfish.
He cannot wash his face by sacking his juniors. We all know about both of his murders in Depayin event and Saffron Revolution. Not just his hands are bloody but his entire body is fishy. Still many aid workers are detained. If he were really innocent, why doesn’t let them go free and work for the cyclone victims?
Only idiots will believe his actions had good merit. Only or his mouthpiece will support him and his bloody actions.
For good merits:
1. Who will ask him to admit his constitutional referendum is a fake?
2. Who will ask him that he must accept the international helps to reach to the victims?
3. Who will ask him that he must start negotiation with all groups and disperse his thuggish USDA?
4. Who will ask him that he must accept the NLD to participate in all political activities with freedom of right campaign?
5. Who will ask him that now he must allow the free media to Burmese people?
Well, the list is long so the brief is we all Burmese people must have all freedoms, universal rights, free judiciary system and democratic governance with fairness as its principle,
But no military dictatorial system, let alone a stupid monarchical system of evil force aimed for only corruption and mess.
We simply do not need any of his filthiest systems in the world.
He earns about 100 million dollars a month from selling gas to Thailand. Why doesn’t he use that money to help the victims? Where is that money if not in his own bank account in Singapore or elsewhere? Why doesn’t the world ask him directly at his face to use these moneys for good when he asked for 11 billion dollars from donors? What about next time he raise his greed? Good to India for 84 million dollars but I will only thank them when 4 million dollars reach the needy people. But who will pay back the rest of 80 millions or so?
Certainly there will no helps from the world ever be enough as they have to pass through the multi layered filters of the junta. 100 millions alone might have been sufficient in some extent if the junta let all international aid workers to work freely.
Certainly we have to remove this man and his associates in Burma from power or worse will come.
Whatever possible to bring them down, it’s desirable! Whether it’s a long battle or short assassinations, we cannot win with UN’s peace talks that have taken 15 years or more but some kinds of brute force that can finish decisively. It could be a mess if a ware is ever fought in the middle of urban community but it can’t be messier than the effects of cyclone Nargis and the junta’s cold heart.
The weakness of the UN is China and its blatant attempt to play regional super power game. Much sympathy and sadness to the earthquake victims but the government of China just deludes our emotions.
Also regional governments supporting the junta are the softer weakness of the UN. In this sense, the rule of the majority (governments) is not elegant in South East Asia.
Don’t forget that Japan was one of the most important income providers to the junta until 1995 or so. As now China is most important to deal with the UN and it’s a global victor, to get complete trust of China, the junta showed how it saw Japan by killing a Japanese journalist and until now bluntly no apology or worse Japan has received only po-faced laughter.
Simply Japan is a dumpee now as China has won the solid reliance of the junta completely and directly that it is the sole reliable alliance for their survival. But the junta is not alone.
Japan will be always a loser in the eyes of the junta as long as they exist even if it gave 11 billion dollars now to the generals to buy some words of apology or so. But to be historically sad, then, now and also in the future, its contribution to the destroying the democratic hope during that time will be remembered forever especially among the suppressed Burmese people who had admired the achievements of Japanese people.
What about Thailand? Thanks but what made Thailand to be better off by the PM visit as the cyclone victims have to suffer now anyway? Was his visit for them or Gas supplies to be more certain? Certainly we haven’t heard any jeer from any international human right groups yet for recent achievement of the PTTE.
Soon there will be another test on the integrity of ASEAN and UN in the meeting of ASEAN.
If there is no question raised to the junta and the junta needs to answer no question at all the way it has handled the crises, political arrests and the detentions of aid workers for the cyclone survivors, I don’t know what the 21st century is for in terms of human rights and freedoms.
After frustrating about regional game, we have to see our direct failure as well.
We have decided not to cooperate with the junta as the monks have boycotted everyone working for the junta. It seems we have forgotten this within half a year. There are people who haven’t received information about such resolution and about this boycott I guess. Or there must be some minorities who still want to trust the junta and get cheated again, and again ... and some of them have fallen from disgraceful grace. Not everyone voted for the junta but some clearly did.
Well, internal politics has no direct threat to the junta, except some small groups of activists with respectable bravery, as it has to rely on the majority power that the power to topple the junta is the people themselves.
As the people are easily can be defeated mentally as being under tight suppressions and have absolutely become cowardly as no hope they can see on the horizon that the side of the junta is clearly reinforced and now decisively more powerful both politically and financially, even the UN itself dears not speak out, although they’ve disgusted the military generals like dog shit they’ve stepped on accidentally that is still wet and keep smelling for twenty years (but loved by some people anyway), how can they become real power for their own freedoms?
If the people are determined, this is what the leaders have to do – determination with clear awareness, they will certainly isolate the junta and its USDA thugs, killers and thieves; they won’t just isolate these selfish inhumane bootlicking dogs but also hit them back in broad daylight or in the dark with whatever available, not fear of been arrested or tortured or whatever.
If the people have courage for freedom, they will certainly help each others, sacrifice for each others and hide the activists from inhumane treatment.
It’s true that easy to say than done as to work with the people unknown to each others who’s who in desperate time. If so, people are certainly not ready to become powerful enough to become as one force to shatter the junta completely.
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