By Haikal Mansor
 
A 30 years old woman lost her final battle after years of fighting in a Rohingya ghetto
 
In an isolated and restricted Apaukwa ghetto of Kyauktaw township, an improvised Rohingya widow who was suffering from an unknown chronic medical condition for more than 2 years, fought hard to seek a treatment in the township – but to no avail, as racism, discrimination and persecution of the Muslim minority reaches to an unprecedented level since 2012.

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IF YOU WERE A ROHINGYA…

Have you ever wondered why Rohingya people are considered as “one of the most persecuted people” in the world? Do you know how many Human Rights Violations they face from the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed by the United National General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948? Read More

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TRUTH vs. LIE: GOVERNMENTS’ RECOGNITION OF ROHINGYA

Burma’s falling into the hands of Dictator Ne Win in 1962, erupted a volcanic lie on the existence of Rohingya through propagandas, policies and laws.

His successive military regimes continued the legacy of lie – “There is no Rohingya.” Read More

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#CallMeRohingya‬ – THE VIOLATIONS OF ROHINGYA CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

It can only be Rohingya of Burma whose all four integrated sets of Child Rights defined in the U.N Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), have been violated by the State. Read More

Dec 26 2015

A Heart Turns

A HEART TURNS
 
Sometimes a lamp burns.
sometimes a heart turns.
Somewhere a child mourns,
in the heartland of Buddhism creed,
of politicians’ greed
and of extremists decreed.

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Nov 15 2015

I am Rohingya

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I AM ROHINGYA
I am Rohingya. I came into the existence from forefathers of different origins over hundreds of years ago in a land called Arakan where I lived side by side with other communities and ruled Arakan together with respect and harmony.
 
I am Rohingya. I felt ennobled when my fellow Arakanese Kings kept Muslim titles from Solaiman Shah (1430-34 AD) to Salim Shah II (1622-37) in respects to my friendship and learnt Islamic teachings in honours to my religion.

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ROHINGYA – WHAT IS NEXT?

It is not a question of who are they?
But a question of why are they?

It is not a question of where were they?
But a question of where are they?

It is not a question of what is left?
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RAKHINE MADNESS SYNDROME

Definition:

Rakhine Madness Syndrome (RMS), formally known as Rakhine Paranoid Disorder (RPD) is an anti-social or anti-Muslim or anti-Rohingya syndrome characterized by widespread violence and hatred towards socially and religiously different groups of people, predominantly found in a human species called Rakhine who mainly inhabiting in the western part of Burma or Myanmar. Read More

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IMAGINE – ICC CAMPAIGN

Imagine you are from Myanmar.
Imagine your president unconstitutionally controls your country.
Imagine your president legally trains religious extremists to spread hatred.
Imagine your president brutally persecutes human rights defenders.
Imagine your president openly allows genocide to commit.

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WIRATHU – THE PSYCHOPATH
 
We all know what types of names he is entitled to, what types of activities he performs or generates, what types of people are behind him and what type of personality disorder he has.  Here is a poster I tried to describe the criteria that are met to consider him as “a dangerous Psychopath” from a Psychiatric point of view.
 
“The Hare Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R) is a commonly used diagnostic tool designed to access a person’s degree of Psychopathy that explicitly entails persistent and serious criminal behaviour. With the score of more than 25 is considered as ‘psychopathy or psychopath’. In the case of Wirathu, he has a minimum score of 28 putting him under the category of “Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder”.

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Jan 4 2015

Abas – Voice

ABAS – VOICE
 
Hoibár asé ekkán kaáni, Goir ókkol óttu,
The waves have a story to narrate,
Zeéñtte aññí neeillí ekgúilla Doijjar sor óttu.
When I leave the lonely beach.
Guzori hoór talgas ór uortú,
Calling aloud from the tops of palm trees,
Cíkaibár asé ekkán sóbok, Boiyar óttu.
the wind has a lesson to teach.

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FÚAÑTI – TOGETHER
 
Asman or uzu, uçír añára fúañti,
Together we rise into the sky,
Soli zargói dé Duniyai ré saáir, mili añára fúañti.
Together we join and observe the passerby world.
Uggwá miyóla dhóilla añára fúañti,
Together we are like a cloud,
Ekzon e ekzon oré daházar sáfgorí duniyair manúic ór zákot ti.
Clearly see each other from the crowd of world.
Zór or dhóilla dorógorí añára fúañti foijjé zomin ot,
Together we fall hard like rain,
Añára dunízon e fúañti maásusgojjí duk ot.
Together we both feel the pain.

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BURMA – THE NEW ERA OF HATRED & VIOLENCE

Burma:
A country with vast natural resources and prides
A country predominantly embraces Buddhism
A country with more than 135 ethnic groups
A country of multi-religions
 
Much have been wasted in more than five decades of military rules and numerous civil wars.
 
The transition of Burma from military to quasi-civilian Democracy brings a “New Era of Hatred & Violence” targeted to Rohingya & Muslim in general.

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IDRIS – THE LOST STUDENT
 
Idris (or Edress as he preferred to be called) was born in 1986 from Mogul Ahmed, a betel nut seller in a village called Étailla fara, about 3 kilometre from the downtown Maungdaw. He was the second eldest among seven siblings and the most caring and intelligent of all. 

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Sep 15 2011

A Revived Dream

A REVIVED DREAM
 
Once, just in front of me,
Glittering, standing above like a majestic sun.
It was almost out of my memory.
It was almost forgotten –
The Dream, My Dream.

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