Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I agree with Anwar... BUT (not butt)...

... THAT Malaysia must protest the genocide in Myanmar, that Asean and the world should demand Myanmar takes immediate action to stop the mass murder of the Muslim Rohingya and allow the international community to provide direct assistance to the victims.

Being an instrumental force behind Myanmar's inception into Asean in 1997, Malaysia must also demand China and the US (which has begun removing economic sanctions because of the political reforms in Myanmar) to intervene and actively advice Myanmar to protect all minorities and stop the genocide.

These are among few issues put forward to PM Najib who is attending the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) in Mecca. (See Pakatan Rakyat's media statement)

I love diplomatic and foreign relation subjects. In this aspect, I concur with the Opposition Leader for his strong attention over the issue.

However, the media statement fell short of mentioning the most important element of the Rohingya case - Noble Peace laureate and Myanmar Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi whom Pakatan Rakyat equates Anwar with.

Suu Kyi has come under fire for her silence on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims. She refused to speak out against abuses committed by Myanmar’s military on Rohingyas, described by the United Nations as one of the world's most persecuted people in the world.
Ironically, just days after she received a peace prize, Suu Kyi told reporters she did not know if Rohingyas were Burmese. That was a rotten stand point!
Activists, who used to support the world famous symbol of human rights through her years of imprisonment and isolation, now accuse her of ignoring the most pressing human rights issue in her country today.
And Anwar, together with Pakatan Rakyat, are ignoring the fact!

Suu Kyi is under fire as she also refused to criticise President Thein Sein, a former military general whom she met yesterday, for endorsing policies of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority.
Thin Sein said the 800,000 Rohingya population should be put in camps and sent across the border to Bangladesh.
Some analysts say her inaction is politically motivated. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy looks ahead to elections in 2015. They say Suu Kyi fears that expressing support for the Muslim minority could jeopardise her campaign, and some quarters are already labeling her as being anti-Muslim.
The government of Myanmar refuses to recognise Rohingyas, who it claims are not natives and classifies as illegal migrants, although the Rohingya are said to be Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin, who migrated to Myanmar as early as the 8th century.
The UN says decades of discrimination have left the Rohingyas stateless, with Myanmar implementing restrictions on their movement and withholding land rights, education and public services.
Reports say 650 Rohingya Muslims were killed as of June 28 alone during clashes in the western region of Rakhine but unofficial figures put it at 5,000. More than 2,000 are still missing and 100,000 more have been displaced.
So, what is Suu Kyi 'The Freedom Fighter'?


suu suu said...

i believe he has unintentionally forgotten about suu kyi.

fasting month lor...!

paladdin said...

your posting is good, serious and punchy but your heading is a bit naughty!

dont la bro, stop it.

leave it to other bloggers. you have got your own class... hehehehehe!!!

btw, i think suu kyi is stuck in the middle. being a buddhist herself, she prefers to keep quiet rather than condemning those who launched the massacre.

tauke lim said...


anwar is equal to suu kyi?


anwar is a male, suu kyi is a female.

that also u dont know aaar!!!!

soli maaaa...!

IT.Sheiss said...

I agree that Anwar & the Pakatan Rakyat should voice their concern for the Rohingya.

However, I disagree with the following:-

"Malaysia must also demand China and the US (which has begun removing economic sanctions because of the political reforms in Myanmar) to intervene and actively advice Myanmar to protect all minorities and stop the genocide."

Asking the US to intervene is dangerous as they might very well do militarily and bring Myannmar under occupation just like Iraq & Afghanistan.

ASEAN should demand protection of the Rohingya and demand the end of discrimination against them in the strongest terms.

Also we have to face the hard facts that there is much ethnic & religious chauvanism between the different ethnicities in Myannmar, which makes it difficult for leaders to go against the majority when democratic elections decide the candidate.

Tyranny of the majority is an aspect of democratic societies, unless there are accompanying measures to guarantee the rights of the minorities.

Just look at the democratic referendum in Switzerland which banned the construction of more minarets on mosques. That's an example of the tyranny of the majority over a minority within democracy.

Also, note that Aung San Syu Ki is strongly favoured by the US imperialists and the Sorosites so they will most probably not do much now to pressure her to support the Rohingya, though they may after her party is elected into power, if it ever is.

Anonymous said...

I think this is the backlash of what is done by the Taliban in Bumiyan.


penangan said...

salam tn,

suu kyi ni tak sepatutnya dapat hadiah nobel kerana sikap perkauman dan keagamaannya.

jika inilah contoh pejuang yang ingin dicontohi oleh anwar dan pembangkang, saya rasa memang tidak sesuai langsung!

Anonymous said...

he didnt mention suu kyi because he already knows how bad the burmese democracy leader is.

in this aspect, anwar is much better than her!

Anonymous said...

Dear Jai,

Please correct the photo above!
It is taken during the recent Tibet earthquake where many died.

Buddhist monks in Tibet wear those colours but the ones in Burma never wear those type of robes...

~ Anak Bangla

Anonymous said...

both, suu kyi and anwar are not freedom fighters.

they only fought for their politics!

Anonymous said...

during dr mahathir birthday there were several Myanmar junta generals. But you support him blindly. Why do u think mahathir has been silent on this issue.