Quotes

Tell truth, nothing but truth.
Fear not, with fear comes
suppression of the truth.

— Haikal Mansor

Love doesn’t cost a cent;
Hate does.

— Haikal Mansor

Forgiveness is the centre of my faith and upbringing as a Rohingya.

— Haikal Mansor

No outside forces
can destroy a people.
They can only be destroyed
when their inner self dies.

— Haikal Mansor

Education gets you nowhere if you don’t have principles.

There are hundreds of Harvard, Oxford graduates who lost their common senses and turned monsters. Don’t go further, look at Oxford graduate Aung San Suu Kyi who becomes a genocidaire.

— Haikal Mansor

I simply don’t understand
how a man can kill another.
Life is not that cheap!

— Haikal Mansor

Hypocrisy is in its best when the state-terror is translated into peace and people’s peace into state-terror.

— Haikal Mansor

Reuters journalist Wa Lone has long known the suppression of press in his country, and yet he stands up against the suppressors – Senior general Min Aung Hlaing’s Myanmar Military and Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD government.

His arrest is the prize that he paid for standing up for truth and against the suppressors while the perpetrators enjoy impunity.

— Haikal Mansor

“You cannot go anywhere if you view them as enemies. Rather embrace them as your motivation. One needs enemies in ones life if you want to walk a long distance. It is like a dark journey where you will encounter various horrors. It is the obstacles which sharpen your mind and make you more aware of the journey that you are travelling.”

— Haikal Mansor’s mother

I am resilient.
I cannot be silent.

— Haikal Mansor

The seed of arrogance takes its root when one thinks he knows everything.

— Haikal Mansor

Whenever I see diplomats and delegates visit refugee camps in Bangladesh or IDP camps in Myanmar, I tell myself “SO YOU HAVE COME TO SEE THE SCENE OF #ROHINGYA DEATH” with no political will to end the sufferings.

— Haikal Mansor

I wonder whether bigots can ever be reasoned.

— Haikal Mansor

When the hands that use pens to fight for the justice and the truth are being forced to wear handcuffs, the system is broken and the injustice is well and kicking.

— Haikal Mansor

For my fellow Buddhist countrymen and women who lost in a world of darkness, I wish you could see yourselves in ours – Rohingya. It hurts seeing Buddhists turn so violence. I’ve grown up listening sermons of Buddhist monks from the monastary just less than 3-minute walk from my home in Maungdaw.

— Haikal Mansor

The seed of greed
bears the materialistic breed.

— Haikal Mansor

AUNG SAN SUU KYI has become ICC-bound world criminal from a civil rights acitivist. She has spent time under house-arrest for defending the civil rights against Myanmar Military. Now she could spend the rest of her life under the radar of World’s First Woman Genocidaire for defending the military and participating in Myanmar Genocide against Rohingya.

— Haikal Mansor

Words are voice.
Voice is words.
Use wisely.

— Haikal Mansor

Plan and plant in things
that bear the love,
not the hate.

— Haikal Mansor

No wealth is needed to be beautiful.
In heart dwells the essence of beauty.
The beauty of heart is the greatest wealth.

— Haikal Mansor

Leeds United’s defeat against “National League All Stars” of Myanmar is not just a defeat in terms of football. It’s a moral defeat which will haunt the conscience of many who stand up against Myanmar’s atrocities -rape, mass-murder, arson attach, arrest, destruction of Rohingya villages

— Haikal Mansor

When one questions the sufferings,
it is an insult to the victims’ sufferings.

— Haikal Mansor

Adrenaline runs in my vein.
The deeds won’t go in vain.

— Haikal Mansor

Supporting female doesn’t mean I am feminist.
Foremost I am humanist.
When I have profound respect for my mother,
why can’t I keep the same respect for the other half of humanity?

— Haikal Mansor

The path to accountability of genocidal crimes is rough and tough. We, Rohingya victims must demand for the justice instead of dependence on other to do the same. Regimes change. Governments come and go. But the victims remain, and the nightmares and the terrors experienced continue to haunt.

— Haikal Mansor

Rohingya are the subject of documentary, documentation. We form the theme of song, poem, photo exhibition. We become the scapegoat of poltical extremism, religious fanaticism, regional and global power-struggling dogmatism. We are the lastest victims who benefit everyone except the victims themselves.

— Haikal Mansor

The world is a bully, run by fools.
They use weak ones as tools.

— Haikal Mansor

It’s not a mistake to make a mistake.
It’s a mistake to keep insisting that it’s not a mistake.

— Haikal Mansor

If Democracy is built on the lives of innocent people,
then I don’t want that democracy.
If Democracy is freedom of hate speech,
then I don’t want that democracy.
If Democracy is to suppress minority religions,
then I don’t want that democracy.

— Haikal Mansor

We are what we are. We are not what made by other. We all are unique and have special qualities. We just need to dig ourselves to unearth our own treasure and preserve its purity.

— Haikal Mansor

One can reach a mountain of height with popularity.
One can also crush under a mountain of weight without integrity.
Moral integrity is not earned.
It is nurtured and requires eternally cleaned.

— Haikal Mansor
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