Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement

  • လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးခ်ဳိးေဖာက္သူမ်ားကို အေရးယူမည္ဟု လံုၿခံဳေရးေကာင္စီတြင္ ျမန္မာသံအမတ္ေျပာ

    လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးခ်ဳိးေဖာက္မႈ စြပ္စြဲခ်က္ေတြနဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီး သက္ေသအေထာက္အထား အခုိင္အမာရွိရင္ ေဖာက္ဖ်က္က်ဴးလြန္သူေတြကို  တရားဥပေဒအရ အေရးယူသြားမယ္လို႔ ကုလသမဂၢဆိုင္ရာ ျမန္မာသံအမတ္ႀကီး  ဦးေဟာက္ဒိုစြမ္းက ေျပာပါတယ္။ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္က ထြက္ေျပးသြားတဲ့ မြတ္ဆလင္အမ်ဳိးသမီးေတြအေပၚ လိင္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာ အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈေတြ ရွိခဲ့တယ္ဆိုၿပီး ဒီဇင္ဘာ ၁၂ ရက္က က်င္းပတဲ့ ကုလသမဂၢ လံုၿခံဳေရးေကာင္စီ အစည္းအေဝးမွာ ေျပာၾကားခဲ့တဲ့အေပၚRead More

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  • သတင္းေထာက္ေတြကို ခ်က္ျခင္း ျပန္လႊတ္ဖို႔ ရိုက္တာေတာင္းဆို

    ရိုက္တာ သတင္းေထာက္ ႏွစ္ေယာက္ အဂၤါေန႔ ည ေနပိုင္းတုန္းက ရန္ကုန္မွာ အဖမ္း ခံခဲ့ရတဲ့ ျဖစ္ရပ္ရဲ့ ေနာက္ဆက္တြဲ ဂယက္ေတြ အႀကီးအက်ယ္ ထြက္ေပၚ ေနပါတယ္။ ရိုက္တာ သတင္းေထာက္ ႏွစ္ေယာက္ ျဖစ္တဲ့ ကိုဝလုံးနဲ႔ ကိုေက်ာ္စိုးဦး တို႔ဟာ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ ထဲက လုံျခဳံေရးRead More

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ကန္လႊတ္ေတာ္ကိုယ္စားလွယ္အဖဲြ႔ စစ္ေတြ မြတ္ဆလင္ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းေလ့လာ

ျမန္မာျပည္ကို ၂ရက္ၾကာေရာက္ရွိေနတဲ့ အေမရိကန္ အထက္လႊတ္ေတာ္အမတ္ Jeffrey Alan Merkley ဦးေဆာင္တဲ့ အေမရိကန္ လႊတ္ေတာ္ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားအဖြဲ႕ဟာ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ အစိုးရအဖြဲ႕နဲ႔ ဒီကေန႔ ေတြ႕ဆံုခဲ့ၿပီး စစ္ေတြၿမိဳ႕က ေအာင္မဂၤလာရပ္ကြက္ကို သြားေရာက္ ေလ့လာခဲ့ပါတယ္။ အေမရိ ကန္ လႊတ္ေတာ္ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားအဖြဲ႕အေနနဲ႔ ရခိုင္အေရးနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လိုႊ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ အဖြဲ႕အစည္း ေတြနဲ႔ မီဒီယာေတြကရတဲ့ သတင္းအခ်က္အလက္ေတြအေပၚ အေျခခံၿပီးေတာ့ ေဆြးေႏြးသြားတာ ျဖစ္ ၿပီး ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္တြင္း အေျခအေနမွန္ကို ေလ့လာသြားတာမရွိဘူးလို႔ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ အစိုးရအဖြဲ႕ ေျပာ ခြင့္ရသူက ေျပာပါတယ္။ သတင္းအျပည့္အစံုကိုေတာ့ ဗြီအိုေအ ျမန္မာပိုင္း သတင္းေထာက္ မျမင့္ျမင့္ ခိုင္က ေျပာျပေပးပါမယ္။

ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္တြင္း အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈေတြနဲ႔ အိုးအိမ္စြန္႔ခြာ ထြက္ေျပးေနရမႈေတြ ရပ္တန္႔ဖို႔အပါ အ ဝင္ လူသားခ်င္း စာနာေထာက္ထားမႈဆိုင္ရာ အက်ပ္အတည္းကို စံုစမ္းေလ့လာဖို႔အတြက္ အေမရိကန္ အထက္ လႊတ္ေတာ္အမတ္ Jeffrey Alan Merkley ဦးေဆာင္တဲ့ အေမရိကန္ လႊတ္ေတာ္ ကိုယ္စား လွယ္မ်ားအဖြဲ႔ဟာ ျမန္မာျပည္ကို ၂ရက္ၾကာ ေရာက္ရွိေနတာပါ။

အေမရိကန္ လႊတ္ေတာ္ ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားအဖြဲ႕ဟာ ဒီကေန႔ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ အစိုးရအဖြဲ႕အပါအဝင္ အ ရပ္ဖက္ လူမႈအဖြဲ႕အစည္းေတြနဲ႔ ေတြ႔ဆံုခဲ့ၿပီး စစ္ေတြၿမိဳ႕က မြတ္ဆလင္ေတြ ေနထိုင္တဲ့ ေအာင္မဂၤလာ ရပ္ကြက္ကို သြားေရာက္ ေလ့လာခဲ့ပါတယ္။

အေမရိကန္ လႊတ္ေတာ္ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားအဖြဲ႕ အေနနဲ႔ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္တြင္း အေျခအေနမွန္ကို ေလ့ လာဖို႔ ေသခ်ာအခ်ိန္ယူသင့္ၿပီး ေအာင္မဂၤလာရပ္ကြက္တခုတည္း ေလ့လာသြားတာမ်ိဳး မျဖစ္သင့္ဘူး လို႔ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္အစိုးရအဖြဲ႕ အတြင္းေရးမွဴး ဦးတင္ေမာင္ေဆြက ေျပာပါတယ္။

“သူတို႔အေနနဲ႔ ဒါကေတာ့ ႏိုင္ငံတကာက ရရွိတဲ့ သတင္းေတြ ၊ Social Media က ရရွိတဲ့ သတင္းေတြ ေနာက္တခါ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ကို သြားၿပီးေတာ့ ၾကည့္ရႈခဲ့တယ္ဆိုတဲ့ သူတို႔ အေတြ႔အၾကံဳေတြေပါ့။ ဒါေတြကို အေျခခံၿပီးေတာ့ ေဆြးေႏြးသြားတာ ျဖစ္ႏိုင္ရင္ေတာ့ သူတို႔ အခ်ိန္နည္းနည္းယူသင့္တယ္။ အခ်ိန္ယူၿပီးေတာ့ ဒီ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္မွာ တကယ္ျဖစ္ေနတဲ့ အေျခအေနေတြကို သူတို႔ ကိုယ္တိုင္ မ်က္၀ါးထင္ထင္ေတြ႔ၿပီးေတာ့ ခံစားေစခ်င္တယ္။ ဒီရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္မွာ လာၿပီးေတာ့ ရခိုင္တိုင္းရင္းသားေက်းရြာေတြကို က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ဒီအၾကမ္းဖက္ တိုက္ခိုက္ခံရတဲ့ေနရာေတြကို သူတို႔မသြားဘူး။ သြားၾကည့္လိုက္ရင္ သူတို႔ေတြ႔မွာပါ ေၾကကြဲ၀မ္းနည္းဖြယ္ျဖစ္ရပ္ေတြကို ခုနေျပာတဲ့ ရက္ရက္စက္စက္လုပ္ခဲ့တဲ့ ကိစၥေတြကို ဒီ ေအာင္မဂၤလာရပ္ကြက္ ထက္ပိုၿပီးေတာ့ ဆိုးရြားတဲ့ ျဖစ္ရပ္ေတြ အမ်ားႀကီးရွိပါတယ္။”

အေမရိကန္ လႊတ္ေတာ္ကိုယ္စားမ်ားအဖြဲ႕အေနနဲ႔ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္အစိုးရအဖြဲ႕နဲ႔ ေတြ႕ဆံုခ်ိန္မွာ ရခိုင္ ျပည္ နယ္ တည္ၿငိမ္ေအးခ်မ္းေရး၊ တရားဥပေဒစိုးမိုးေရး၊ ေရရွည္တည္တံ့တဲ့ ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးအတြက္ အဓိ က ေဆြးေႏြးသြားတာပါ။

ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္အစိုးရအဖြဲ႕အတြင္းေရးမွဴး ဦးတင္ေမာင္ေဆြကေတာ့ အေမရိကန္ လႊတ္ေတာ္ကိုယ္စား လွယ္မ်ားအဖြဲ႕ဟာ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ႏိုင္ငံတြင္းက ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းေတြကို သြားေရာက္ေလ့လာခဲ့သလိုမ်ိဳး ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္တြင္းက အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့တဲ့ ေဒသနဲ႔ ေဒသခံေတြရဲ႕ အေျခအေနကိုလည္း သြား ေရာက္ ေလ့လာသင့္တယ္လို႔ ဆိုပါတယ္။

“ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ဘက္က ဒုကၡသည္ေတြကိုပဲသြားၾကည့္တယ္ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ဘက္က ေျပာစကားကိုပဲနားေထာင္တယ္၊ သူတို႔က တဖက္ပဲ ၾကည့္တာကို ။ သူတို႔က ႏိုင္ငံတကာက ရ၇ွိတဲ့ မီဒီယာ သတင္းေတြ ၊ ေနာက္တခု NGO ေတြက ေရးထားတဲ့ Report ေတြ ဒီဟာေတြကို ဖတ္ၿပီးေတာ့ အေျခခံၿပီးေတာ့ ဒီမွာလာၿပီးေတာ့လည္း ဒီ မြတ္စလင္ရပ္ကြက္တခုကိုပဲ သြားၾကည့္ၿပီးေတာ့ ခုနေျပာသလို အျဖစ္ေတြ ဆိုးလွပါၿပီဆိုၿပီးေတာ့ သံုးသပ္တာကေတာ့ တဖက္သတ္ ဆန္လြန္းအားၾကီးတယ္။ ခုနေျပာသလို တကယ္လက္ေတြ႔ ခံစားရတဲ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔ တိုင္းရငး္သားေက်းရြာေတြမွာလည္း ရွိပါတယ္။ ဒီဟာေတြကို သြားၿပီးေတာ့ ေလ့လာသင့္တယ္။ ဒီလို ၂ ဖက္ေလ့လာ လိုက္တဲ့အခါမွပဲ သူတို႔အေျခအေနမွန္ကိုသိမယ္။ ”

အေမရိကန္ လႊတ္ေတာ္ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားအဖြဲ႕ဟာ သူတို႔ရဲ႕ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ခရီးစဥ္အၿပီး ဒီကေန႔ ညေနမွာ ေနျပည္ေတာ္ကို သြားေရာက္ခဲ့ၿပီး အစိုးရထိပ္ပိုင္းေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတြ၊ လႊတ္ေတာ္အမတ္ေတြနဲ႔ ေတြ႕ဆံုဖို႔ရွိေနၿပီး မနက္ျဖန္ ႏိုဝင္ဘာ ၂၁ရက္ေန႔မွာေတာ့ သူတို႔ရဲ႕ ခရီးစဥ္ကို အဆံုးသတ္မွာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

အေမရိကန္ လႊတ္ေတာ္ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားအဖြဲ႕ဟာ ျမန္မာျပည္ခရီးစဥ္မတိုင္မီ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ ႏိုင္ငံ Cox’s Bazar မွာရွိတဲ့ ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းေတြကိုသြားေရာက္ေလ့လာခဲ့ၿပီး ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္တြင္းက ထြက္ေျပးလာတဲ့ မြတ္ဆလင္ ဒုကၡသည္ေတြကိစၥ ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္အစိုးရရဲ႕ ကိုင္တြယ္ေျဖရွင္းပံုနဲ႔ ပတ္ သက္လို႔လည္း ခ်ီးက်ဴးခဲ့ပါတယ္။ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ ႏိုင္ငံျခားေရး ဝန္ႀကီးအေနနဲ႔လည္း မၾကာခင္ ရက္ပိုင္း အတြင္း ျမန္မာျပည္ကို လာေရာက္ဖို႔ရွိေနၿပီး သူ႔ရဲ႕ ျမန္မာျပည္ခရီးစဥ္အတြင္း ဒုကၡသည္ေတြ ျပန္လည္ လက္ခံေရးနဲ႔ ပတ္သတ္တဲ့ သေဘာတူ စာခ်ဳပ္ကို ျမန္မာဘက္က လက္မွတ္ထိုးဖို႔ ေမ ွ်ာ္လင့္ေၾကာင္း ေျပာၾကားထားတာလည္း ရွိပါတယ္။

Source : https://burmese.voanews.com

US delegation: These are war crimes

The lawmakers call on the premier came a day after the visited the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar’s Kutupalang

Visiting US lawmakers on Sunday dubbed the atrocities inflicted on Rohingyas by Myanmar security forces as “war crimes,” as they called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a day after visiting them in their makeshift refuge in Cox’s Bazar.

“It is like war crimes,” the prime minister’s press secretary Ihasnul Karim quoted the high-profile delegation’s leader Jeff Merkley as saying while talking to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gonobhaban.

US Senator Richard Durbin, Congresswomen Betty McCollum and Jan Schakowsky and Congressman David N Cicilline were among others included in the delegation accompanied by US ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat.

The press secretary said the senators told Sheikh Hasina that every country should condemn the crime and ethnic cleansing and were of the opinion that the crisis deserved more international attention as it was required for its resolution and sending the forcibly displaced people back to their homeland.

Ishsanul said the premier laid importance on implementation of the Kofi Annan report to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

“Out of sense we have taken decision to give shelter to these oppressed people of Myanmar and share our food with them if necessary,” the premier said.

But, Sheikh Hasina said, Bangladesh wanted next-door Myanmar to take back their nationals with “full security” while under an identification system over 5,00,000 of them were provided identity cards by now.

The US senators call on the premier came a day after the visited the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar’s Kutupalang.

The senators, the press secretary said, appreciated the premier for her generous response to the challenge of bracing the Rohingyas and said the US was ready to provide all assistance to resolve the crisis.

They said the Rohingyas said they were very much pleased with Bangladesh government for giving them the shelter as they interacted with the ethnic minority people.

Senator Merkley said they gathered firsthand information from the persecuted people in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar while the description of persecution was “horrifying.”

PM’s advisor Dr Gowher Rizvi and Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury were present on the occasion.

Source : http://www.dhakatribune.com

US Congressional fact-finding mission visits Cox’s Bazar, witnesses Rohingya plight

Bangladesh to reject China’s proposals on Rohingya crisis

The government plans to reject a proposal by China recommending Bangladesh seek a bilateral solution to the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis with Myanmar.

The Bangladesh government will speak in favour of international pressure on Myanmar, and will reject China’s offer for mediating an agreement with Myanmar during a meeting scheduled for Saturday.

The meeting will be attended by Bangladesh Minister of Foreign Affairs AH Mahmud Ali and his Chinese counterpart Wang YI, a government official told the Bangla Tribune.

The official added that Bangladesh will continue to hold dialogue with Myanmar to resolve the refugee crisis, but the international community must remain involved in the matter.

China has been recommending Bangladesh reach a bilateral solution to the Rohingya issue with Myanmar, and advised against involving the international community.

Chinese special envoy of Asian Affairs Sun Guoxiang pressed this issue during his visit to Dhaka earlier on November this year.

Addressing the matter, the government official said: “Bangladesh has held bilateral discussions with Myanmar over the Rohingya issue on numerous occasions, but had failed to make any headway in resolving the crisis.

“As soon as Bangladesh changed its stance and sought involvement from the international community, attempts to resolve the crisis began,” the official added.

“We do not think China’s offer to help solve the Rohingya crisis, and the recommendation of not involving the international community is acceptable.”

The official also said Bangladesh does not agree with China’s stance on dealing with the Rohingya refugee crisis, and will continue to hold dialogue with the international community, including China, to bring the refugee crisis to an end.

On October 25, following a meeting with Chinese special envoy Sun Guoxiang, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque told reporters: “We have presented our stance over the matter. I told him [Guoxiang] when he visited Bangladesh six months ago, there were only 400,000 Rohingya refugees, now there are over 1,000,000.”

“This is the gravity of the situation,” Shahidul had said.

The foreign secretary had also admitted that China is recommending that Bangladesh should seek a bilateral solution to the Rohingya refugee issue with Myanmar.

This article was first published on Bangla Tribune

Source : http://www.dhakatribune.com

ASEAN ထိပ္သီးမ်ား ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာအေရး ေဆြးေႏြး

ဖိလစ္ပိုင္ႏုိင္ငံမွာ က်င္းပေနတဲ့ အေရွ႕ေတာင္အာရွ ႏုိင္ငံမ်ားအသင္း အာဆီယံ ထိပ္သီး ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲအတြင္း ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံကေန အိမ္နီးခ်င္း ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ ႏိုင္ငံထဲကို ထြက္ေျပးခဲ့ၾကတဲ့ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာ မူစလင္ဒုကၡသည္ေတြ အေရး ေဆြးေႏြး ေျပာဆိုခဲ့ၾကေပမဲဲ့လို႔၊ ဒီေဆြးေႏြးပြဲကေန ထုတ္ျပန္တဲ့ ေၾကညာခ်က္ မူၾကမ္းထဲမွာေတာ့ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာအေရး ထည့္သြင္း ထုတ္ျပန္တာ မရွိပါဘူး။ ဒီအေပၚ ႏုိင္ငံတကာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး လႈပ္ရွားမႈအဖြဲ႔တခုျဖစ္တဲ့ Human Rights Watch က စိတ္ပ်က္မိတဲ့အေၾကာင္း ေျပာဆိုထားပါတယ္။ မခင္ျဖဴေထြးက အျပည့္စံု တင္ျပေပးပါမယ္။

ဖိလစ္ပိုင္ႏုိင္ငံ မနီလာျမိဳ႕ေတာ္မွာ ဒီသီတင္းပတ္ထဲ က်င္းပတဲ့ အေရွ႕ေတာင္အာရွ ႏုိင္ငံမ်ားအသင္း အာဆီယံ ထိပ္သီး ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲကေနထုတ္ျပန္ဖို႔ရွိေနတဲ့ ေၾကညာခ်က္ မူၾကမ္းထဲမွာ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ ေျမာက္ပိုင္းကေန ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ဒုကၡသည္ေတြ သိန္းနဲ႔ခ်ီ အိမ္နီးခ်င္း ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ႏိုင္ငံဘက္ ထြက္ေျပးခဲ့ရတာနဲ႔ပတ္သက္လုိ႔ ထည့္သြင္းေဖာ္ျပထားတာ မေတြ႔ရပါဘူး။ ဒီကေန႔ အာဆီယံ ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲေတြနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လို႔ ျပဳလုပ္တဲ့ သတင္းစာရွင္းလင္းပြဲအတြင္းမွာေတာ့ သတင္းေထာက္တဦးက ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ဒုကၡသည္အေရး ေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့ျခင္းမရွိ ေမးခြန္း ထုတ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ဒီအေပၚ ဖိလစ္ပိုင္သမၼတရဲ႕ ေျပာခြင့္ရ ဟယ္ရီ ေရာ့ကီ Harry Roque က ခုလို ေျပာဆိုသြားပါတယ္။

“အားလံုး စံုညီ အစည္းအေ၀းမွာေတာ့ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြရဲ႕အေရး ေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့တယ္ဆိုတာကို က်ေနာ္ အတည္ျပဳ ေျပာႏိုင္ပါတယ္။ အထူးသျဖင့္ ဒီကိစၥနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္ေနတဲ့ ႏုိင္ငံ ႏွစ္ႏုိင္ငံက တင္သြင္း ေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့တာပါ။ အထူးသျဖင့္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံက ဒီ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာကိစၥကို ေျပာပါတယ္။ ပထမဆံုးအခ်က္ကေတာ့ သူတို႔အေနနဲ႔ ကိုဖီအာနန္ အစီရင္ခံစာနဲ႔အညီ အေကာင္အထည္ ေဖာ္ေဆာင္ရြက္ေနတဲ့အေၾကာင္းနဲ႔ လူသားခ်င္း စာနာမႈအကူအညီေတြကို လက္ခံၾကိဳဆိုတဲ့အေၾကာင္း၊ ျပီးေတာ့… ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ႏိုင္ငံနဲ႔ သေဘာတူညီခ်က္ကို လက္မွတ္ေရးထိုး ျပီးတာနဲ႔ အိုးအိမ္စြန္႔ခြာ ထြက္ေျပးေနရတဲ့ ဒုကၡသည္ေတြ ျပန္လည္ ေနရာခ်ထားေရးကို သီတင္းပတ္ သံုးပတ္အတြင္း အျပီးသတ္ လုပ္ေဆာင္ သြားမယ့္အေၾကာင္း ေျပာခဲ့ပါတယ္။”

႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ဒုကၡသည္ေတြ အေရးနဲ႔ပတ္သက္လုိ႔ အာဆီယံေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတြရဲ႕ ေၾကညာခ်က္မူၾကမ္းမွာ ထည့္သြင္း ေဖာ္ျပထားျခင္း မရွိတဲ့အေပၚ စိတ္ပ်က္မိတဲ့အေၾကာင္း ႏိုင္ငံတကာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး လႈပ္ရွားမႈအဖြဲ႔တခုျဖစ္တဲ့ Human Rights Watch အဖြဲ႔ကလည္း ေျပာဆိုထားပါတယ္။ အခုျဖစ္ရပ္က အာဆီယံအဖြဲ႔ၾကီးအေနနဲ႔ ထိေရာက္မႈမရွိဘူးဆိုတာကို ျပသရာ ေရာက္သလို၊ အေရွ႕ေတာင္အာရွ ေဒသမွာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေန ဆုတ္ယုတ္ေနတာကို ေဖာ္ျပလို္က္တာပဲလုိ႔ Human Rights Watch အဖြဲ႔ရဲ႕ အာရွေဒသဆို္င္ရာ ဒုတိယ ညြန္ၾကားေရးမွဴး Phil Robertson က ေျပာပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာအစိုးရ လံုျခံဳေရးတပ္ဖြဲ႔ေတြဟာ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာ မူစလင္ေတြကို ျပည္နယ္ထဲကေန ထြက္ေျပးေအာင္ စနစ္တက် လုပ္ေဆာင္ခဲ့တာ ျဖစ္ျပီး ဒါဟာ လူသားထု တခုလံုးအေပၚ က်ဴးလြန္တဲ့ ရာဇ၀တ္မႈ ေျမာက္တယ္လုိ႔ မစၥတာ Robertson က ေျပာပါတယ္။

“လူသားထုအေပၚ က်ဴးလြန္တဲ့ ရာဇ၀တ္မႈေတြကို ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြအေပၚ က်ဴးလြန္ေနတာ က်ေနာ္တုိ႔ ေတြ႔ရပါတယ္။ ဒီလိုျဖစ္ေနတယ္ ဆုိတာကို ကုလသမဂၢ အၾကီးတန္း အရာရွိတဦးကလည္း အတည္ျပဳထားတာပါ။ သူမ အေနနဲ႔ နယူးေယာက္ျမိဳ႕ကို ျပန္သြားျပီး ဒီကိစၥ ဖိအားေပး ေျပာဆိုတာေတြ အျပင္ ေနာက္ထပ္ စံုစမ္းစစ္ေဆးမႈေတြ လုပ္ႏုိင္ဖို႔အတြက္ ေငြေၾကးရန္ပုံေငြ ေတာင္းခံတာေတြ လုပ္ေဆာင္ ႏုိင္ပါတယ္။ ဘာျဖစ္လို႔လဲဆိုတာ ဒါက အေပၚယံ ေတြ႔ရတဲ့အေျခအေနပဲ ရွိပါေသးတယ္။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ အေနနဲ႔ကေတာ့ လာမယ့္ရက္ အနည္းငယ္… ႏို၀င္ဘာလ ၁၆ ရက္ေန႔မွာ အစီရင္ခံစာတေစာင္ ထုတ္ျပန္ဖို႔ရွိပါတယ္။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ ရွာေဖြေတြ႔ရွိခ်က္ေတြ ကေတာ့ ကုသမဂၢ အထူးကိုယ္စားလွယ္ ေတြ႔ရွိတာေတြနဲ႔ အေတာ္ၾကီးတူပါတယ္။ ႐ခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ ေျမာက္ပိုင္းက ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာေတြကို ေနရပ္ကေန ထြက္ခြာေအာင္ ရည္ရြယ္ျပီး လိင္ပိုင္းဆုိင္ရာ အႏိုင္က်င့္ေစာ္ကားတာေတြ၊ မတရားျပဳက်င့္တာေတြ စနစ္တက် က်ဴးလြန္ခဲဲ့တယ္ဆိုတာကို က်ေနာ္တို႔ ေတြ႔ရပါတယ္။”

အေမရိကန္ႏုိင္ငံျခားေရး၀န္ႀကီး Rex Tillerson ဒီသီတင္းပတ္ထဲ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံကို သြားေရာက္ဖို႔ ရွိေနသလို၊ သူ႔အေနနဲ႔ ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္ အတိုင္ပင္ခံပုဂၢိဳလ္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ေတြ႔ဆံုတဲ့အခါ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ဒုကၡသည္အေရး ဖိအားေပး ေျပာဆိုဖို႔ လိုအပ္တယ္လို႔လည္း မစၥတာ Robertson က ေျပာပါတယ္။

“၀န္ႀကီး Tillerson အေနနဲ႔ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ကို ေျပာေစခ်င္တာကေတာ့ ဒီကိစၥက ေပ်ာက္ပ်က္သြားမယ့္ ကိစၥတခု မဟုတ္ဘူး ဆိုတာနဲဲ႔ တကယ့္ကို ဆိုးရြားတဲ့ သိသာထင္ရွားတဲ့ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္မႈေတြ ျဖစ္ခဲ့တယ္ဆုိတာကို တာ၀န္ခံ ေျပာဆိုဖို႔ တိုက္တြန္းေစခ်င္ပါတယ္။ ဒါဟာ လူသားထုအေပၚ က်ဴးလြန္တဲ့ ရာဇ၀တ္မႈေတြ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ သီတင္းပတ္ ေျခာက္ပတ္ – ရွစ္ပတ္ေလာက္ ကာလအတြင္း လူ ၆ သိန္းေက်ာ္ ထြက္ေျပးခဲ့ရတဲ့ အေျခအေနမ်ိဳးမွာ အေမရိကန္အေနနဲ႔ ဘာမွမျဖစ္သလိုမ်ိဳး ျမန္မာအစိုးရနဲ႔ ဒီအတိုင္း ဆက္ဆံမေနသင့္ပါဘူး။ ဒီျပႆနာရဲ႕ ပမာဏကို ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ နားလည္ရမွာျဖစ္သလို၊ ႏုိင္ငံျခားေရး၀န္ႀကီး Tillerson အေနနဲ႔လည္း ျမန္မာအစိုးရက ခုလို ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္မႈေတြကို စနစ္တက် က်ဴးလြန္ေနမယ္ဆိုရင္ ေနာက္ဆက္တြဲ ဆိုးက်ိဳးေတြ ရွိလာမယ္၊ အေမရိကန္ျပည္ေထာင္စုနဲ႔ ဥေရာပသမဂၢ အဖြဲ႔၀င္ႏုိင္ငံေတြလို ႏုိင္ငံတကာ နဲ႔ေရာ၊ အေမရိကန္နဲ႔ပါ ဆက္ဆံေရးမွာပါ ထိခိုက္လာႏိုင္တယ္ ဆိုတာကို နားလည္ေအာင္ ေျပာဖို႔ လိုအပ္ပါတယ္။”

ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ႏုိင္ငံကို ထြက္ေျပးလာတဲ့ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ဒုကၡသည္ေတြကို ျပီးခဲ့တဲ့ရက္ပိုင္းကပဲ ကိုယ္တိုင္သြားေရာက္ ေတြ႔ဆံုခဲ့သူ… ပဋိပကၡေဒသ လိင္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာ အၾကမ္းဖက္မႈမ်ားဆိုင္ရာ ကုလသမဂၢ အတြင္းေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္ရဲ႕ အထူးကိုယ္စားလွယ္ Pramila Patten ကလည္း ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာ ဒုကၡသည္ေတြကို ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ထဲကေန အလံုးအရင္းနဲ႔ ထြက္ေျပးေအာင္ လံုျခံဳေရးတပ္ဖြဲ႔ေတြက လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ိဳးေဖာက္မႈေတြကို စနစ္တက် က်ဴးလြန္ခဲ့တယ္လို႔ ဆိုျပီး၊ အထူးသျဖင့္ လိင္ပိုင္းဆိုင္ရာ အၾကမ္းဖက္ခံရမႈေတြ၊ ႏွိပ္စက္ညႇင္းပမ္း ခံရတာေတြနဲ႔ ပတ္သက္လို႔ ျပစ္မႈဆိုင္ရာ ႏုိင္ငံတကာခံု႐ံုးမွာ တင္ျပဖို႔အထိ ၾကိဳးပမ္းသြားမယ္လို႔ ေျပာဆိုထားပါတယ္။

ျပီးခဲ့တဲ့ ၾသဂုတ္လက ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္တြင္းက လံုျခံဳေရးကင္စခန္း အမ်ားအျပားကို ARSA အၾကမ္းဖက္အဖြဲ႔ေတြက တိုက္ခိုက္ခဲ့ျပီးတဲ့ေနာက္ ဒီအေပၚ တံု႔ျပန္တဲ့ လံုျခံဳေရးတပ္ဖြဲ႔ေတြရဲ႕ အင္အားသံုး နယ္ေျမရွင္းလင္းမႈေတြအတြင္း ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာမူစလင္ ၆ သိန္းေက်ာ္ အိမ္နီးခ်င္း ဘဂၤလားေဒ့ရွ္ ႏုိင္ငံထဲ ထြက္ေျပးခဲ့ရတယ္လုိ႔ ကုလသမဂၢနဲ႔ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အဖြဲ႔ေတြက ေျပာဆိုထားတာပါ။ ဒါေပမဲ့ ျမန္မာအစိုးရ ဘက္ကေတာ့ ဒီလိုႏိုင္ငံတကာရဲ႕ စြပ္စြဲေျပာဆိုမႈေတြကို ျငင္းဆန္ထားျပီး၊ သူတို႔အေနနဲ႔ အၾကမ္းဖက္သမားေတြကိုသာ ပစ္မွတ္ထား ႏွိမ္နင္းေနတာ ျဖစ္တယ္လုိ႔ တံု႔ျပန္ထားပါတယ္။

VOA မွ ကူးယူေဖာ္ျပပါသည္။

Source : http://www.m-mediagroup.com

ရခိုင္ကိစၥပတ္သက္၍ အေမရိကန္ ႏိုင္ငံျခားေရးဝန္ႀကီးႏွင့္ ကုလအႀကီးအကဲတို႔ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ႏွင့္ ေတြ႔ဆံု

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သည္ ဖိလစ္ပိုင္ႏိုင္ငံတြင္ ကုလသမဂၢ အႀကီးအကဲျဖစ္သူႏွင့္ အေမရိကန္၏ ထိပ္တန္းသံတမန္တို႔အား ႏိုဝင္ဘာ ၁၃ ရက္ေန႔ ေတြ႕ဆုံခဲ့ခ်ိန္တြင္ ေနရပ္စြန္႔ခြာ ႐ိုဟင္ဂ်ာမူဆလင္မ်ား အက်ပ္အတည္း ေျဖရွင္းရန္ ျမင့္မားေနသည့္ ကမၻာလုံးဆိုင္ရာ ဖိအားမ်ားကို ရင္ဆိုင္ခဲ့ရသည္။

ဘဂၤလားေဒ႔ရွ္ဘက္သို႔ ထြက္ေျပးခဲ႔သည့္ ေထာင္ေပါင္း၊ ရာေပါင္းမ်ားစြာေသာ မူစလင္မ်ားကို ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ ၎တို႔၏ ေနအိမ္မ်ားသို႔ ျပန္လာခြင့္ေပးသင့္သည္ဟု ကုလသမဂၢ အေထြေထြအတြင္းေရးမွဴးခ်ဳပ္ အန္တိုနီယိုဂူတားရက္စ္က ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႏိုဘယ္ဆုရွင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ကို ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။

လူသားခ်င္းစာနာမႈဆုိင္ရာမ်ား ျပဳလုပ္ခြင့္ ရရွိႏိုင္မႈ၊ အႏၱရာယ္ကင္းၿပီး ဂုဏ္သိကၡာရွိရွိ ဆႏၵအေလ်ာက္ ျပန္လာမႈမ်ားအျပင္ လူ႔အသိုင္းအဝိုင္းႏွစ္ခုအၾကား စစ္မွန္သည့္ ရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရးမွာ မရွိမျဖစ္လိုအပ္ေၾကာင္း ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္အား ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္ဟု ေတြ႔ဆံုမႈႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္ၿပီး အက်ဥ္းခ်ဳပ္ေဖာ္ျပထားသည့္ ကုလသမဂၢ၏ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္တြင္ ေဖာ္ျပထားသည္။

မနီလာတြင္က်င္းပေသာ အေရွ႕အာရွထိပ္သီးေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ၏ အနားေပးခ်ိန္ ကာလမ်ားတြင္ အေမရိကန္ႏိုင္ငံျခားေရး၀န္ႀကီး ရက္စ္တီလာဆင္နွင့္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ မေတြ႔ဆံုမီ နာရီအနည္းငယ္အလိုတြင္ ဂူတာရက္စ္၏ သုံးသပ္ခ်က္မ်ား ထြက္ေပၚလာခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။ အေမရိကန္ကမူ ရခိုင္ေဒသ၏ အေျခအေနႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ ၎တို႔၏ ေၾကညာခ်က္မ်ားကို သတိႀကီးစြာထားေနၿပီး ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္အား တိုက္႐ိုက္ေဝဖန္မႈကိုလည္း ေရွာင္ရွားလ်က္ရွိသည္။

တီလာဆန္ႏွင့္ ေတြ႔ဆံုမႈအား ဓါတ္ပုံအ႐ိုက္ခံစဥ္ ႐ုိဟင္ဂ်ာမ်ားက ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသားမ်ား ျဖစ္ပါလားဟု သတင္းေထာက္တစ္ဦးက ေမးျမန္းမႈကို ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္က လစ္လ်ဴ႐ႈခဲ့သည္။

ျမန္မာေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားအတြက္ ပါးလိုေသာ သတင္းစကားရွိပါသလားဟု ႏိုဝင္ဘာ ၁၅ ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ေနျပည္ေတာ္သို႔ သြားေရာက္မည့္ အေမရိကန္ႏိုင္ငံျခားေရးဝန္ႀကီးအား သတင္းေထာက္မ်ားက ေမးျမန္းမႈကိုလည္း ဝန္ႀကီးက လစ္လ်ဴရႈခဲ့ၿပီး “ေက်းဇူးတင္ပါတယ္”ဟုသာ ျပန္လည္ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။

အေမရိကန္ႏိုင္ငံျခားေရးဝန္ႀကီးသည္ ေနျပည္ေတာ္တြင္ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္၏ အတိုင္ပင္ခံပုဂၢိဳလ္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ႏွင့္ တပ္မေတာ္ ကာကြယ္ေရးဦးစီးခ်ဳပ္ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မွဴးႀကီးမင္းေအာင္လိႈင္တို႔အား ေတြ႔ဆံုမည္ျဖစ္ကာ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္အေရးႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ေဆြးေႏြးၾကမည္ျဖစ္သည္။

Source : https://frontiermyanmar.net

Myanmar: Military attempts to whitewash crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya

In response to findings released today after the Myanmar military’s internal investigation into violence in northern Rakhine State since 25 August, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said:

“Once again, Myanmar’s military is trying to sweep serious violations against the Rohingya under the carpet.

“With more than 600,000 women, men and children having fled Rakhine State in recent months fearing for their lives, there is overwhelming evidence that the military has murdered and raped Rohingya and burned their villages to the ground. After recording countless stories of horror and using satellite analysis to track the growing devastation we can only reach one conclusion: these attacks amount to crimes against humanity.

“The Myanmar military has made clear it has no intention of ensuring accountability; it’s now up to the international community to step up to ensure these appalling abuses do not go unpunished.

“The full extent of the violations against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities will not be known until the UN Fact-Finding Mission and other independent observers are given unfettered access to Myanmar, and in particular Rakhine State.”

Source : https://www.amnesty.org

Downing Street says Burma’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims looks like ‘ethnic cleansing’

No 10 comments come as an estimated 600,000 people have fled Rakhine state in just three months

Downing Street has said the actions of military forces in Burmaagainst the Rohingya people “looks like ethnic cleansing”.

Theresa May‘s spokesman made the comments as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing to Bangladeshfollowing an army operation in their homeland in Myanmar.

It came as Burmese government announced that the army general in charge of operations in Rakhine state has been replaced.

Theresa May’s spokesman said: “We’ve been appalled by the inhumane violence that’s taking place in Rakhine state.

“It’s a major humanitarian crisis. It’s been created by the Burmese military and it looks like ethnic cleansing.”

The intervention follows a brutal crackdown on the community by ethnic Rakhines and the Burmese military.

An estimated 600,000 Rohingya are already believed to have fled to the neighbouring Bangladesh since the start of the crackdown in late August.

It began when a group of Rohingya militants, which called themselves the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, carried out simultaneous attacks on 20 police posts in Rakhine state – killing 12 officers.

According to UN estimates, around 1,000 people have died but the Burmese military has claimed the figure is closer to 400.

The UN has already condemned the violence, saying it is a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

The government claims they are the descents of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, and refers to them as Bengalis, who arrived in the country after Partition in 1947 and has denied them citizenship – making them stateless.

But the Rohingya say they are indigenous to the area, claiming descent from the precolonial Arakan civilisation.

Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been condemned by the international community for her failure to stand up for the Rohingya.

She has faced calls for her to be stripped of the numerous humanitarian honours and awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize, she received during her years under house arrest for challenging the country’s ruling military junta.

Last month she was stripped of her Freedom of Oxford award, which she received in 1997 for her “struggle for democracy”, and musician Bob Geldof has announced he is returning his Freedom of Dublin over Ms Suu Kyi having the same prize.

At the beginning of this latest wave of violence, the Ministry of Defence announced it would suspend its “education programme” where it trains the Burmese military “until there is an acceptable resolution to the current situation”.

A spokesman for the MoD told The Independent in September: “We call on the Burmese Armed Forces to take immediate steps to stop the violence in Rakhine and ensure the protection of all civilians, to allow full access for humanitarian aid and to facilitate the civilian government’s implementation of the Rakhine Advisory Commission’s recommendations in full.”

Source : http://www.independent.co.uk

‘What’s happening with the Rohingya is genocide’

Shohel Mamun

 and Ashif Islam Shaon of Dhaka Tribune speaks with British Member of Parliament George Foulkes He discussed the upcoming Bangladesh general election in 2019 and the Rohingya crisis. Foulkes, Baron Foulkes of Cumnock PC is a British Labour Co-operative life peer. He has been a member of the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament and as a life peer is now a member of the House of Lords

What could Commonwealth countries do to solve the Rohingya problem?

Bangladesh has done a lot better than a lot of countries with the Rohingya crisis. Both the people and the government of Bangladesh should be congratulated for their sincere efforts. We want to help Bangladesh and are making every effort to ensure CAP countries are beside Bangladesh to help solve this problem. Every country should put pressure on Myanmar to address their responsibilities.

My hope is that the Rohingya problem is resolved quickly. But things as they are, Bangladesh is a developing country and is faced with far more complications than other developed countries. Britain along with other countries has started to provide funds and assistance to the Bangladeshi government to aid in the effort.

We will raise the Rohingya issue in our parliament to find an effective solution.

Do you think there is a bilateral solution to this problem?

There is a need to have a bilateral agreement between the countries on this issue and Bangladesh needs support from other countries such as the UK. If there is commitment from the global community, it is possible to find a bilateral solution.

In your opinion, do you think Myanmar government has been delaying their efforts to find a solution?

Yes they are. This is genocide. British media has broadcasted reports of Myanmar army torturing the Rohingya people. Every country has a responsibility to pressurise the Myanmar government to find an effective solution quickly.

What are your thoughts on the polls for the upcoming Bangladeshi elections?

Great Britain has been practicing democracy for a very long time. I visited Bangladesh in 1991 during national elections and at the time, all parties, including BNP and Awami league, participated in what I felt was a free and fair electoral process.

However, in the previous election many questions were raised and phrases like “one party election” were being thrown around. My hope is that all parties will come together and participate in the upcoming national elections because in the end, democracy doesn’t work without participation.

What are some challenges in a democracy?

There are a lot of challenges. Take Russia for instance who are said to have influenced the recent US Polls by using social media. Fabricating news to influence the outcome of an election is a global issue and Bangladesh is no exception.

There is however, a difference between developed countries and developing countries such as Bangladesh. In the US, people are able to go and vote freely in a safe and secure polling station that are monitored and where vote rigging is not possible. While the economy of Bangladesh is rising, it is still developing and that brings its own set of challenges.

Source : http://www.dhakatribune.com

U.N. official says will raise sexual violence against Rohingya with ICC

DHAKA (Reuters) – A senior United Nations official said on Sunday she would raise the issue of persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, especially sexual violence and torture, with the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary- General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, also said around $10 million is needed immediately to deliver specialist services for survivors of gender-based violence.

Patten was speaking in the Bangladeshi capital after a three-day visit to the Cox’s Bazar region, near the border with Myanmar. There she met women and girls who are among hundreds of thousands of Rohingya that have sought refuge in Bangladesh following a crackdown by Myanmar’s military on the predominantly Muslim minority.

“When I return to New York I will brief and raise the issue with the prosecutor and president of the ICC whether they (Myanmar’s military) can be held responsible for these atrocities,” Patten said after visiting several camps.

“Sexual violence is being commanded, orchestrated and perpetrated by the Armed Forces of Myanmar, otherwise known as the Tatmadaw.”

“Rape is an act and a weapon of genocide.”

She said she would brief the U.N. secretary-general on the situation in Cox’s Bazar and that her office’s annual report, to be presented to the Security Council in March, would include a dedicated section on Myanmar.

Patten said brutal acts of sexual violence had occurred in the context of collective persecution that included the killing of adults and children, torture, mutilation and the burning and looting of villages.

“The widespread threat and use of sexual violence was a driver and ‘push factor’ for forced displacement on a massive scale, and a calculated tool of terror aimed at the extermination and removal of the Rohingya as a group,” she said.

“The forms of sexual violence we consistently heard about from survivors include gang-rape by multiple soldiers, forced public nudity and humiliation, and sexual slavery in military captivity. One survivor was in captivity for 45 days by the Myanmar army.”

Patten said that since the first mass influx of refugees into Bangladesh in August, gender-based violence specialists had delivered services to 1,644 survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, “although this is only the tip of the iceberg”.

“We need full funding for this humanitarian crisis from the international donor community. The burden is too heavy to be borne by the government of Bangladesh alone,” she added, calling for about $10 million of international funding.

Patten said she had been denied access to Myanmar itself.

Myanmar warned on Wednesday that a scolding delivered by the U.N. Security Council could “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 600,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state since Aug. 25.

The United Nations has denounced the violence during the past 10 weeks as a classic example of ethnic cleansing to drive the Rohingya Muslims out of Buddhist majority Myanmar, an accusation Myanmar rejects.

Source : https://www.reuters.com