The "global civil society" - grassroots communities not controlled by
governments and corporations - ought to be considered OSTRACISING
Myanmar, the country, the military and Aung San Suu Kyi - need to be
persuaded to take a stand against the Rohingya genocide, when UN and
national governments fail to end the genocide.
I figured out the emptiness of the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi as
early as 2004, when I turned publicly my back on the entire NLD and
supporters and use my own judgement as guide for my activism - instead
of sitting at her feet.
Here is what a former dissident has to say about Aung San Suu Kyi and
her manipulations of public and ethnic people - for POWER.
Pon Nya did his PhD in politics at Washington U. in USA and now
advising Mon ethnic armed organization on ceasefire negotiations.
Pon Nya Mon
7 hrs ·
When she wants democracy she allies with people and ethnic
nationalities. When she wants power, she allies with army. Guess who?
Malaysia debates pulling out of ASEAN soccer cup over Myanmar's
Published: 02:14 EST, 23 November 2016 | Updated: 02:14 EST, 23 November 2016
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Malaysia is considering pulling its
side out of a major regional soccer tournament co-hosted by Myanmar in
protest over Myanmar's crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims, a senior
Malaysian official said on Wednesday.
A withdrawal by Muslim-majority Malaysia from the ASEAN Football
Federation's (AFF) Suzuki Cup, which began on Saturday, would run
counter to the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations'
long-standing policy of non-interference.
"I raised this issue in Cabinet last week. Will do so again this week
and stand guided by decision," Youth and Sports Minister Khairy
Jamaluddin said on Twitter on Wednesday.
That came in response to a call by a state Islamic cleric for Malaysia
to pull out of the tournament, which is co-hosted with the
Philippines. Cabinet is expected to meet on Friday.
Malaysia was due to play Vietnam in Yangon on Wednesday.
The conflict in northwestern Rakhine state has sent hundreds of
Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh and poses a serious challenge
to Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who swept to power last
year on promises of national reconciliation.
Myanmar soldiers have poured into the Maungdaw area in Rakhine state
since Oct. 9, after an insurgent group of Rohingyas that the
government believes has links to Islamists overseas launched attacks
on several border guard posts.
Escalating violence has reportedly killed at least 86 people and
displaced some 30,000. Myanmar soldiers have also been accused of
sexually assaulting dozens of women from the persecuted minority.
Suu Kyi's problems have since been exacerbated by a resurgence of
fighting among four armed ethnic groups in northeastern Shan state,
which has sent thousands fleeing into China. (Reporting by Joseph
Sipalan; Editing by Paul Tait)