Posts Tagged ‘Human’

Since the Rohingya riot last year in June, the nation’s tragedy has drawn the world’s attention. The repeated riots leaves the world with doubt on the effectiveness emerging reforms. But recently, more violence – this time in Meikhtila, in the middle of Myanmar’s Mandalay Division – has captured headlines. Human rights watchdogs, Rohingya advocates and reporters have all rushed to condemn Buddhist extremists as the source of the tension.

The background of the latest clash between Muslims and Buddhists, however, is not as clear cut as is reported. Although it is reported to be sectarian in nature, the characteristics of the latest flair of violence are utterly atypical, and at worst, planned. An insecure public, the nature of the extremists and the announcement of a state of emergency are indicative of a regression from the still-ongoing transition towards democracy.

The immediate root cause of the riot was an argument over a broken gold piece at a goldsmith’s shop belonging to a Muslim man. After the owner had reportedly beaten up the Buddhist sellers, who were from a different town, the sellers cried for help. A crowd gathered, and the town erupted.

Propaganda spread both online and offline was swift and atrocious. Not only were false reports and fake images of dead bodies propagating, but also hateful anonymous comments towards Muslims poured in. Fake anti-Muslim (and some anti-Buddhist) accounts dedicated to spreading propaganda sprang up overnight. Several extremists inflamed the situation with racist content by linking the current flare-up back to last year’s riot between the Rohingya and Rakhine. Pro-military accounts worsened the situation by calling Aung San Suu Kyi and the leaders of the 88 Generation Students Group irresponsible.Curiously, riots coincidentally tend to occur in Myanmar during inbound and outbound trips of Myanmar leaders and important foreign guests. The infamous unrest in Rakhine State was sparked right before Aung San Suu Kyi’s trip to Europe on June 13, 2012. The Latpadaung Copper Mine crackdown, on the other hand,

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23rd century

Dear 23rd century world citizens,

I hoped you found this letter directly via my CD.

Some valuable informationĀ  for historians among you or some weird unbelievable random facts for scientists.
  1. We, 21st century human, used a technology (or a crap?) called electronic mail which took at least seconds to get the letter sent.
  2. Half of our age was spent using Facebook where we could be officially curious and gossiped others’ known or unknown facts and shockingly the victims were happy for it.
  3. We took care of animals, killed them and consumed them.
  4. We were scared of heat. At the same time, we were producing heat.
  5. We did had icebergs on earth!
  6. Some of us were dying to drink a drop of water while some showered forĀ  1hour+ and others were making money using water.
  7. Normally, we worked for five days and took rest for two days (which might be directly opposite to you.)
  8. One popular word (with unknown definition) in our age was “love” which couldn’t be seen in your dictionary.
  9. We went and watched sports matches, shows, events & went even to battle ground in person.
  10. We were necessary to learn various languages only with the purpose to communicate. (No, not with others, just with human beings like us.)
  11. We were afraid of (or gave respect) to those we hadn’t seen.
  12. We were crazy with dates especially in the month I wrote this because it possessed 10/10/10 & 20/10/2010. Have you passed 22/02/2202?

P.S What you read right now was written on a square surface called computer using a service called blog what was especially used for shouting our emotion out to strangers or as a proof of we were intelligent enough to use latest technology (at that time, I meant).

With Love Brain,

A 21st century citizen.