What solidarity means for Rohingya survivors of Myanmar Genocide?

By Maung Zarni | Published by Anadolu Agency on August 27, 2020 Past 3 years, Rohingya are defined not by victimhood, but by incredible ability to survive, revive, rejuvenate as people LONDON  The third anniversary of Myanmar’s largest wave of the genocidal purge of the Rohingya community in western Rakhine province on Aug. 25 was marked by the memories of massacres, rapes, and displacement of 750,000 people from nearly 400 villages. Due to both the COVID-19 lockdown and the nearly one-year-long internet ban imposed by Bangladesh, survivors of Myanmar genocide in the camps could only engage in “silent commemorative events”

Speeches delivered by speakers at the FRC Global Rally to Commemorate Myanmar Genocide of 2017

Biographies Opening remarksDr. S.H. AlbarThe 3rd Free Rohingya Coalition Genocide Memorial and Rally Thank you Dr. Zarni for inviting me to participate in this webinar: Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC) global rally to commemorate Myanmar genocide of 27 august 2017. I am extremely honoured to be given this opportunity to make some opening remarks in both english and Malay languages. I’m happy to be together with such distinguished participants from all over the world, in different time zones. Let me congratulate Dr Zarni on his hardwork and resolve in organizing this historical event.On this commemorative genocide rally we wish to remember,

A conversation with Prof. Gill Boehringer, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University School of Law

The FRC Genocide Podcast with retired Dean, Professor Gill Boehringer covers: 1) The feudal structure of wealth and power in the Philippines 2) The targeted extrajudicial killings of those “red-tagged” (that is, labelled “subversives”)  by the Duterte regime 3) The alarming rate of the persecution of people’s lawyers  and 4) The attacks on civil society including journalists Prof. Gill Boehringer is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University School of Law, Sydney, Australia. He was previously Dean at the School. His research focuses on repressive states and the violation of human and environmental rights. For the past decade he

Rohingya refugees and survivors worldwide to hold online marathon rally on Genocide Day August 25 despite Covid-19 Pandemic

Immediate ReleaseDate: August 21, 2020 Rohingyas and those that stand in solidarity with them, will mark the 3rd anniversary of Myanmar’s genocide, in the first ever worldwide multilingual online rally. The event will bring together more than four dozen international supporters including UN officials, human rights activists, genocide scholars, international law experts, and concerned journalists from all continents. They will join Rohingya survivors and refugees to memorialise and honour the thousands of victims slaughtered, raped and tortured in the violent purge by Myanmar government troops, that began on 25th August 2017. Solidarity, messages of compassion, and calls to end the

A conversation with Daniel Feierstein, past-President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars [Part II]

In this part II of 2 conversations, Daniel Feierstein discusses: 1) US National Security Doctrine as applied to Latin America and resultant genocides & other grave crimes in the region; 2) The fallacy of treating Auschwitz as “the yardstick” against which other genocides are measured; 3) Reorganizing internal societal relations as the goal of genocides; and 4) The pervasive problem of “the genocidal mind” that frames groups and their identities as “immutable” “fixed” & “permanent”. Daniel Feierstein holds a Ph.D, in Social Sciences by the University of Buenos Aires. He is the Director of the Centre of Genocide Studies at

A conversation with Febriana Firdaus, an independent investigative journalist based in eastern part of Indonesia

Febriana Firdaus is an independent investigative journalist based in eastern part of Indonesia. She travels across the country, from Aceh to West Papua. She has written extensively stories from the remote places of West Papua, about the silent killing of the children in the highland by Indonesian military to the hidden chronic hunger in the palm oil plantation area. Febriana works have appeared in TIME, Guardian, Foreign Policy, Jacobin Magazine, The Economist, Mekong Review, Financial Times, Mongabay, New Naratif, Al Jazeera, among others. Currently, she is a regular contributor to The Guardian, covering general issues. In 2019, she received the

A conversation with Rene Mugenzi, a UK-based human right activist from Rwanda

Rene C Mugenzi is a UK-based human right activist from Rwanda. He is also Chair of the Global Campaign for Rwandans Human Rights, also based in London. Rene has spoken on several platforms including universities, the House of Common, the European Union and the UN on human rights issues relating to Rwanda. In 2011, the UK Police foiled an assassination plot that has been planned by agents of the Rwandan government. Besides Rwandan human rights issues, Rene gas campaigned for the end of Myanmar’s ongoing genocide of Rohingya people. Rene Mugenzi, a UK-based Chairman of the Global Campaign for Rwandan

Time to add Myanmar’s most influential genocidal monk Sitagu to ICC List

By Maung Zarni | Published by Anadolu Agency on August 5, 2020 Sitagu offered scriptural justifications for ‘killing millions of non-Buddhists’ LONDON — In November last year, the International Criminal Court (ICC) moved to begin the full investigation into Myanmar’s violent international crimes and other events connected to the exodus of Rohingya from western Myanmar in decades. In August 2017, Myanmar Tatmadaw, or the military, launched the “Security Clearance Operations,” which resulted in the exodus of 750,000 Rohingya from across the borders into the adjacent Bangladesh city of Teknaf. As the ICC proceeds with its full investigation, it needs to

ကချင်အတိုက်အခံခေါင်းဆောင် ဦးခွန်ဆာမခေါ်နှင့် ဆွေးနွေးခန်း

ကချင်လူမျိုး – အတိုက်အခံခေါင်းဆောင်နဲ့ ရှေ့နေတစ်ဦး ဖြစ်သူ ဦးခွန်ဆာမခေါ်နဲ့ ဒေါက်တာမောင်ဇာနည်တို့ရဲ့ ဗမာကိုလိုနီအမြစ်ပြုတ်ရေး စကားဝိုင်း ၎င်းတို့နှစ်ဦးက – (၁) မြန်မာနိုင်ငံအတွင်း နယ်စပ်တောင်တန်းဒေသများနဲ့ မြေပြန့်ဒေသများကြားက ကိုယ်ထူကိုယ်ထအသင်းအကြောင်း (၂) မြန်မာနဲ့ကချင်၊ ဗုဒ္ဓဘာသာနဲ့ခရစ်ယာန်ဘာသာဝင်များရဲ့ အမွေအနှစ်များအကြောင်း (၃) ဗမာကိုလိုနီလက်အောက်ခံ နယ်စပ်ဒေသမှပြည်သူများအကြောင်း (၄) ဗိုလ်ချုပ်အောင်ဆန်း ကတိကဝတ်ပြုခဲ့တာနဲ့ ဖဒရယ်စနစ်ရဲ့မူများကို ချိုးဖောက်ခြင်း၊ တိုင်းရင်းသားလူမျိုးစုများ တန်းတူညီမျှရေးနဲ့ ကိုယ်ပိုင်ပြဌာန်းခွင့်များ ချိုးဖောက်ခံရခြင်း – စတာတွေကို စုံစုံလင်လင် ဆွေးနွေးထားပါတယ်။ ဦးခွန်ဆာမခေါ်ရဲ့ ဖခင်ဖြစ်သူ ဗိုလ်မခေါ်မွန်းက ကချင် (ဇိုင်ဝါး) အမျိုးသားတစ်ဦးဖြစ်ပြီး၊ ဗမာ့တပ်မတော်မှာ အရာရှိတစ်ဦးအဖြစ် တာဝန်ထမ်းဆောင်ခဲ့ပါတယ်။ မိခင်ဖြစ်သူ ဒေါ်ရင်နုက ပျဉ်းမနားမြို့က ဗမာ၊ ဗုဒ္ဓဘာသာဝင် အမျိုးသမီးတစ်ဦး ဖြစ်ပါတယ်။ ဦးခွန်ဆာမခေါ်က ၁၉၇၇ ခုနှစ်မှာ ဝိဇ္ဖာဥပဒေဘွဲ့၊ ၁၉၇၈ ခုနှစ်မှာ ဥပဒေဘွဲ့ ရရှိခဲ့ပြီး၊ ၁၉၈၀ ခုနှစ်မှစပြီး အထက်တန်းရှေ့နေ၊ ၁၉၈၃ ခုနှစ်မှစပြီး ဗဟိုတရားရုံးရှေ့နေ ဆောင်ရွက်ခဲ့ပါတယ်။ ၁၉၈၈ ခုနှစ်မှာ မြစ်ကြီးနားရှေ့နေအသင်းကနေ တက်ကြွပါဝင်လှုပ်ရှားခဲ့ပြီး၊ တပ်ကုန်းကျေးရွာက ကျေးရွာလူငယ်များရဲ့ တောင်းဆိုချက်အရ ကျေးရွာလုံခြုံရေးကိုလည်း တာဝန်ယူဆောင်ရွက်ခဲ့ပါတယ်။ ၁၉၈၈ ခုနှစ်မှာ စစ်တပ်က အာဏာသိမ်းပြီးတဲ့နောက် ကချင်ပြည်နယ်အမျိုးသားဒီမိုကရေစီကွန်ဂရက်ရဲ့ အထွေထွေအတွင်းရေးမှူး ဆောင်ရွက်ခဲ့ပြီး၊ ၁၉၉၁ ခုနှစ် စက်တင်ဘာလမှာ ၁၉၅၀ ပြည့်နှစ် အရေးပေါ်စီမံမှုအက်ဥပဒေနှင့် စစ်ခုံရုံးက အလုပ်ကြမ်းနှင့် ထောင်ဒဏ် ၁၀ နှစ်ချမှတ်မှုကို ခံခဲ့ရသည့်အပြင် ဗဟိုတရားရုံးရှေ့နေလိုက်ခွင့်လိုင်စင်ကိုလည်း ရုတ်သိမ်းခံခဲ့ရပါတယ်။ ၁၉၉၈ ခုနှစ် ဒီဇင်ဘာလမှာ