Bomb blasts in eastern Myanmar kill one

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    Bomb blasts in eastern Myanmar kill one

    YANGON, Myanmar, October 17, 2013

    Two small bombs went off in eastern Myanmar, killing one person and wounding at least six others, the latest in a series of unexplained explosions to hit the country, police said on Thursday.

    The blasts in Namkham, on the northern tip of Shan state, occurred late on Wednesday and early on Thursday, said a duty officer at the local police station, asking to remain anonymous because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

    An investigation is still under way, he said, adding no suspects have yet been named.

    Myanmar has been rocked by at least nine small bombs in the last week, killing three people in attacks denounced by the U.S. Embassy as “acts of terror”.

    “Acts of violence like those perpetrated and attempted over the past week have no place in civilized society,” a statement issued by the Embassy said.

    The most high-profile attack was at the luxury Traders Hotel in the country’s main city of Yangon, which wounded a 43-year-old American woman.

    The officer at the Namkham police station said one person had been killed and six others wounded in the Shan state blasts, none of them critically.

    They appeared to be low-intensity explosions, causing little damage to nearby structures, he said, adding “they may have been time bombs, but we don’t know for sure”.

    Keywords: Myanmar bombings, Myanmar blast, Namkham, Shan state blasts

    Bomb blasts in eastern Myanmar kill one - The Hindu
     
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    Myanmar will now realise what happens if you upset people on the basis of religion and that too, people of similar dispensation who are well organised to react with terror.

    Myanmar should have seen what is happening the world over.
     
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    This bombing took place in Shan state where the Shan seperatists, WA rebels and Kachin Rebels are fighting for Independence since decades . Wa Rebels are buddhists and even Shan seperatists are Buddhists where as Kachin Seperatists are Christians .

    On the front line with Kachin rebels - Features - Al Jazeera English

    Myanmar in peace talks with Kachin rebels - The Hindu

    China presses Burma for Kachin peace deal - World Socialist Web Site

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/01/us-myanmar-conflict-idUSTRE8100YZ20120201
     
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    The majority of Shan are Theravada Buddhists,

    Opinion have been voiced in the Shan State, in neighbouring Thailand and to some extent in farther reaching exile communities, in favour of the goal of "total independence for the Shan State."

    The strongest armed group in Shan State is Shan State Army (SSA). The SSA has strong main bases along the Shan-Thai border.

    One must remember of Thailand's support was evident during the 1999 Burmese Embassy Siege.

    The Thai government eventually allowed the hostage takers to flee by helicopter to the border with Myanmar.

    The Thai Government has been keen to avoid labelling the gunmen as terrorists and merely stated that the gunmen were just student activists asking for democracy in their homeland.

    Even though Pwo-speaking Buddhist Karen of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) have tensions with the Karen National Union (KNU), whose leadership consisted for the most part of Sgaw-speaking Christians, the Shan people, Karen people and Thailand are in this issue hand in glove.

    Even Sri Lanka (Buddhists) have been grateful to Thailand for its support.

    “We are also very grateful to Thailand for its support to Sri Lanka at international and regional forums, particularly at the UN Human Rights Council.
    Sri Lanka, grateful for Thai friendship and support - Speaker ( 1 June 2013)

    It therefore indicates that the Buddhists are no longer pacifists. They are well organised and have no hesitation to extend their support internationally, militarily or diplomatically.

    Thailand has also gone in a big way against the rebels in South Thailand.

    Thailand was a peaceful country, but is now appear to be in a flux to finds its religious paramountcy.

    It is another matter that Myanmar too are Buddhists, but international politics and sub religious affiliations are playing a part.

    The military junta will realise the wrath of religious terrorism since they have suppressed religion in a mist arbitrary and highhanded way
     
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    lots of communal tension in myanmar these days..............seems like tensions are spreading all over asia.......
     
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    These are ethnic separatists issues .
     
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    Even in Sri Lanka , these are ethnic tensions . no different from Pakistan , Thailand and even India .

    Sri Lankan Muslims are mixture of Sinhalese, Moors, Malays, Tamilians
     
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    Even in Sri Lanka , these are ethnic tensions . no different from Pakistan , Thailand and even India .

    Sri Lankan Muslims are mixture of Sinhalese, Moors, Malays, Tamilians.. Sri Lankan Hindus are from Sinhalese and Tamilians .. the same case is with the Sri Lankan Christians .. Catholics are mainly Tamilians .
     
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    ....and your point being???

     
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    These are ethnic issues and the reason for killing Rohingyas is not religion but they are Indian Origin . Indian people are getting killed and insulted all over the world but its sad to see that the souls of Indian people are still sleeping .

    My heart will pain the same , if an Indian Hindu , Indian Muslim , Indian Sikh or Indian Sikh is killed or insulted .
     
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    That is not true. Burma has a small population of practicing Hindus who are mostly of Indian origin - there has been no violence against them. This whole issue with the Rohingyas started simmering with the news of persecution of buddhists and other non-muslims in bangladesh. When rohingyas started acting up like their bangladeshi brothers, the buddhists put them in their place.

    I too abhor violence on civilians, women and children. My heart pains for every human that is at the receiving end of a genocide, but that being said, people have to put an end to the fascistic, neo-nazi cockiness of the one religious ideology that seeks to destroy all outside of its interest. The same ideology that justifies the most horrific of human rights violations, as long as it serves the will of 'their god'.

     
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    These ethnic issues are going on before the Partition of Sub Continent from second world war .. The reason for the creation of Azad Hind Fauj was to not only to get Indpendence but even to protect the people of Indian Origin and borders of India . Burma was part of India even before the Mughal came there . Pala Empire . Its time for Indians to woke up .

    Those attacks are carried out on everyone who is having Indian looks . There is no difference between Bengali Hindu and Bengali Muslim and these people are denied rights by terming them Bangladeshi infact they doesnt have anything to do with Bangladesh , these are people of Indian origin .
    Nasaka whipped a Hindu School Teacher insensible in Northern Maungdaw - Salem-News.Com


    These are ethnic violence which are beyond religion .
     
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    Where is Namkham?
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    Myanmar-China gas pipeline starts to deliver gas to China - Yunnan - Kunming

    Namkham locals are still using rough The Stilwell Road (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia poorly maintained, really nostalgic
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    That article does not imply the targeting of Indian origin people. The official is corrupt and he was extorting money from 25 shops in the area. The victim was the only one who protested and was beaten up. Does it prove that the Burmese have been targeting people of Indian origin?

    In fact most of Syu Chi's and democracy supporters from Burma used India as their base for anti-junta protests and political campaigns....they would never dare to even consider Bangladesh, where they would have had a worse fate at the hands of the jamaatis. There is no observable anti-indian ethnic movement, except for maybe mistaking indian origin people for the rohingya muslims.

    Check out this FB page from a Buddhist group from lanka - https://www.facebook.com/BuddhistDefenceLeague

    Also watch this video speech of the leader of the 969 movement in Burma and - :

    Anti-Muslim Monk Wirathu's Talk on Arakan Conflict (English Sub-title, Speech starts at 1:30) - YouTube

    Hope this allays your fear of the burmese coming after you :p

     
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    Attacks on Indian origin people in Burma are nothing new and that's going on before the second world war . If Subhash Chandra Bose would have been alive before the Partition then Burma would have being still part of India .

    The whole process of democratic transit hasn't change anything , the military is still in control and using the same ethnic policy of rooting out Indian Origin people . Aung San Suu Kyi has kept long silence on the persecution of rohingya muslims for long time which was mainly the continuation of Burma Junta policy .



    these are mainly Ethnic issues in which religions are made excuse .
     
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    Rohigyas are not Indians

    Who Are the Rohingya?

    The Rohingya are a Muslim minority population living mainly in the state of Arakan, in Myanmar (Burma). Although approximately 800,000 Rohingya live in Myanmar, and apparently their ancestors were in the country for centuries, the Burmese government does not recognize Rohingya people as citizens. People without a state, the Rohingya face harsh persecution in Myanmar, and in refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh and Thailand as well.

    The first Muslims to settle in Arakan were in the area by the 1400s CE. Many served in the court of the Buddhist King Narameikhla (Min Saw Mun), who ruled Arakan in the 1430s, and who welcomed Muslim advisers and courtiers into his capital. Arakan is on the western border of Burma, near what is now Bangladesh, and the later Arakanese kings modeled themselves after the Mughal emperors, even using Muslim titles for their military and court officials.

    In 1785, Buddhist Burmese from the south of the country conquered Arakan. They drove out or executed all of the Muslim Rohingya men they could find; some 35,000 of Arakan's people likely fled into Bengal, then part of the British Raj in India.

    As of 1826, the British took control of Arakan after the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-26). They encouraged farmers from Bengal to move to the depopulated area of Arakan, both Rohingyas originally from the area and native Bengalis. The sudden influx of immigrants from British India sparked a strong reaction from the mostly-Buddhist Rakhine people living in Arakan at the time, sowing the seeds of ethnic tension that remain to this day.

    When World War II broke out, Britain abandoned Arakan in the face of Japanese expansion into Southeast Asia. In the chaos of Britain's withdrawal, both Muslim and Buddhist forces took the opportunity to inflict massacres on one another. Many Rohingya, moreover, still looked to Britain for protection, and served as spies behind Japanese lines for the Allied Powers. When the Japanese discovered this connection, they embarked on a hideous program of torture, rape and murder against the Rohingyas in Arakan. Tens of thousands of Arakanese Rohingyas once again fled into Bengal.

    Between the end of World War II and General Ne Win's coup d'etat in 1962, the Rohingyas advocated for a separate Rohingya nation in Arakan. When the military junta took power in Yangon, however, it cracked down hard on Rohingyas, separatists and non-political people alike. It also denied Burmese citizenship to the Rohingya people, defining them instead as stateless Bengalis.

    Who Are the Rohingya
     
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    That is hardly any connection.

    Babur, the Moghul Emperor of India, was the eldest son of Omar Sheykh Mirzā, ruler of the Fergana Valley, the son of Abū Saʿīd Mirza (and grandson of Miran Shah, who was himself son of Timur) and his wife Qutlugh Nigar Khanum, daughter of Yunus Khan, the ruler of Moghulistan (and great-great grandson of Tughlugh Timur, the son of Esen Buqa I, who was the great-great-great grandson of Chaghatai Khan, the second born son of Genghis Khan).

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    Would that make Indians, Mongolians?

    Netaji Subash Chandra Bose was cremated in Japan.

    It does not make Japan, India!
     
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