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???? ?????). The Myanmar'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya continues: Breaking News on Myanmar Army updated and published on Zee News.
"Muslims in Myanmar are faced with a "catastrophic" human rights problem, says the UN General Security Council https://t.co/S7TKQH5wrj".
But the UN has become a teethless hound that only bark when the invader has gone! UN A teethless guide canine when it comes to Saudi Arabia, otherwise a tyrant when it comes to smaller impoverished countries like Myanmar! You sound as if you don't have the human touch and are trying to defend racial clean-up.
So, what do you know about racial clean-up? Did you hear about the purification of the Hindus in Kashmir? that have a humane sense: Buddhist or Islamist? When the Rohingyas plundered Hindus and Buddhists for years?
"to repatriate several hundred thousand Rohingya Muslims who have escaped the recent violence."
It seems that not everyone thinks it is terrible to send back human beings to atrocity. Bangladesh! That' gonna be when they get back to Mayanmar anyway! You have once again proved to Bangladesh that you are a traitor, nasty and heinous! Because we disagree with what your administration or your army is planning in Bangladesh, that does not mean that we were not active in what we can do for our Rohingiyan Brethren!
For those who read this in the future: They fled to Bangladesh to live because they were massacred in Myanmar. Cause the Mayanmar administration is ethnic purifying them.
Latest news for November - Myanmar
ANGKOK - For Htet Tay Za, a 19-year-old member of Myanmar's top class who visits an exquisite and costly Singaporean language institute, living is often a celebration. However, the group may soon be over for Htet Tay Za, as his dad, who is paying the bill for his wasteful lifestyles, Tay Za, is prominent in a 19 October US Treasury order aimed at blocking his fortune and making it illegally for US nationals to do deal with him and his family.
Previous US sanctioning, first issued in 1997 and tightened after an assault on pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her supporters in May 2003, has often been criticised for largely banning all new investments in and from Myanmar. The job losses of the working class have been estimated by tens of millions of workers, whereas the reigning regime's members have had little effect on the economy.
However, this year the US has introduced so-called "smart sanctions" aimed at certain persons and businesses. This sanctioning tactics is similar to those used by the US in September 2005 against Banco Delta Asia in Macau, which the Treasury then described in a declaration as "a willing pledge to the DPRK to participate in corruption finance activities".
After the move, $24 million in company asset values under the control of the DPRK authorities were frozen and the whole institution almost crumbled. However, it compelled the DPRK to return to the negotiation tables to reopen the then deadlocked six-country negotiations on Pyongyang's disputed atomic programme. Recent actions against the Myanmar administration and corporations must not compel the Burmese regime to engage in serious dialog with the country's hindered pro-democracy group.
However, unlike earlier US sanctioning, this year they will harm the governing general and their trade friends more than Myanmar's common laborers and people. He is the 42-year-old executive of Myanmar-based Htoo Trade Company, which owns, among other things, Singapore owned Htoo Wood Products, Pavo Trade and Air Bagan.
With the new penalties, all these businesses are now placed on the blacklist by the US administration. He is known to be very intimate with General Than Shwe, the head of the military and when he took up office, he made a point of hiring the kids of mighty captains - probably paving the way for profitable commissions from the state.
Those currently or previously on his salary list include Aung Thet Mann, the sons of General Shwe Mann, the junta's third-placed officer after Than Shwe and military leader Maung Aye. A 2005 story in The Irrawaddy tells that Tay Za is also closely related to Than Shwe's Kyaing San Shwe, whom Tay Za presented with a lobster from the USA for unknown ancestry.
One of two contractors who received profitable orders to construct the new state capitol Naypyidaw, to which the Yangon authorities relocated in November 2005, Htoo Trading is active in wood export, real estate developments, palm tree drilling, weapons trading and avionics. Tay Za's spouse Thidar Zaw and another boy, Pye Phyo Za, who lives most of his life in a luxurious flat in Singapore, are also on the new US sanction register.
Two new US Treasury Department registers, one of which names 14 general and minister, and the second another 11, are now all excluded from entry into the US and all funds held in US banks are freezed. However, there are other important business people associated with the regime who could be prejudicial.
On the US sanctions roll are Khin Shwe, Zaygabar and one of Myanmar's top housing mogul, and Htay Myint, Yuzana Company's ceo. In 1997, Khin Shwe first drew widespread publicity when he engaged an American PR company, Bain and Associates Inc, which turned out to be a vain effort to enhance the junta's reputation and reputation in Washington.
Myanmar's bain and associates now appear to have laundered the Myanmar junta's palms. Zaygabar leaves the firm's homepage (http://www.bainpr. com/) out of the bill of accounts, perhaps for goodness sakes. Khin Shwe's daugther, Zay Zin Latt, is wedded to another son of General Shwe Mann, Toe Naing Mann, some analyst believe that he may have received profitable intergovernmental agreements and franchises.
Khin Shwe has relationships outside Myanmar with businesses in Japan, South Korea and Thailand. Currently he is chair of the Myanmar-Japan and Myanmar-Korean Friendship Associations and chair of the Myanmar-Thai Development Corporation. The Irrawaddy said he is a member of the Construction Owners Association, the Fishing Vessel Owners Association and the Myanmar Project Association and owns one of Myanmar's largest retail chain.
Myint's contact with the regime was with former PM General Khin Nyunt, who was replaced by a cleanup in October 2004. However, the fact that Yuzana is still doing buoyant businesses in Myanmar suggests that he must also have other high-level people. Tun Myint Naing, also known as Steven Law, CEO of the Asia World Company, the largest and most diverse US sanction group.
The other prime contractors for the construction of Naypyidaw were Asia World. Law and his Asia World remain to be added to the listing, but according to an e-mail Asia Times Online has just got from the US State Department, what has been previously reported is "not the last word".
Meanwhile, Asia World has maintained strong ties with the military and has recently been engaged in highway building in north-eastern Shan State, the refurbishment of Yangon Foreign Airfield and the building of a deep-sea harbor near the old city. It is also known that he had commercial interests in Singapore, as well as the recently disbanded Kokang Singapore Pte Ltd, and others through his own woman, Cecilia Ng, who is a Singean national.
These new penalties had an impact within a few working days of being announced. Air Bagan has suspended its scheduled services to Bangkok and Singapore and will remain on the ground. Singapore's banking community, the chosen finance centre for Myanmar's general and junta-linked businessmen, has been reported lying-in to and from Myanmar for all kinds of moneys.
Some analysts say Singapore's bankers want to see if any of their customers are on the US sanction shortlist - in this case they may face a similar scenario as Banco Delta Asia in Macau. Singapore is not required by law to maintain the new US penalties, but its banking system is obviously agitated by the negative visibility that the penalties could have on its worldwide reputation.
The Air Bagan banking account in Singapore has already been frozen, although it is not clear whether it is a long-term or transitory operation. It is clear that it will be much more challenging for Myanmar General and his counterparts to pay both their legitimacy and their ill-gotten profits into the Singaporeans.
Burmese foreign laborers, many of whom are sending money back to their families, will be less affected by the new policies, as they are inclined to use non-formal subterranean bank schemes such as "hawala" to prevent unfavourable foreign currency and overtaxation. These new penalties will probably mean less party for the general, their pals and brothers and sisters in Singapore.
And, since most foreign wire transfer transactions go through either the US or Europe, the money the regime has already stored in Singapore is likely to have to remain there or run the danger of being froze or seized. It is harder to determine the medium-term effectiveness of the US's more intelligent penalties, as the regime is likely to look for new targets for its resources.