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Nov-03-2012 13:34printcommentsVideo

Aung San Shoot Thee?

Rape, mass murder... Suu Kyi's silence is the same as pulling the trigger herself.

Save the Rohingyas demonstration staged in Surabaya.
Did it really have to come to this? It is incredible that the image of Aung San Suu Kyi has slipped under the rug so quickly. Save the Rohingyas demonstration staged in Surabaya. Courtesy: demotix.com

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - One after another in this life, I watch my heroes show their true colors, and they are often saturated in bloody tones of red. I think that when we lose faith in the superstar peace brokers like Aung San Suu Kyi we might be losing it for good.

In Myanmar, every hour of every day, mothers and fathers who are stressed and hungry and sick are trying to protect their children from a bloody ethnic cleansing that looks like Genocide.

"I think she's a hypocrite. She just can't face the world of irony in her own country. Should strip her off the Nobel.
- Comment on a Salem-News story

The victims are Rohingya people who are Muslim. Stateless due to Myanmar's 1982 law stripping them of citizenship, they are a Burmese minority, outnumbered by violent Buddhist monks who are set on killing them and eliminating their presence in Burma.

There are many Rakhine Buddhists who are increasingly speaking out, but will it be too late? How many innocent people will suffer, watch their homes destroyed, their families violated and killed for being the 'wrong' religion?

They are real peace brokers from the temples of red robes who explain that what is taking place is totally out of the realm of Buddhism which would never allow the killing to take place.

The person who could speak out and who could have saved many lives, is the minority political leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Prize Laurette who is ignoring the destruction of the Rohingyas and their resulting Diaspora due to the violence and village after village being burned to the ground. Rape, mass murder... Suu Kyi's silence is the same as pulling the trigger herself.

Today The BBC quoted Aung San Suu Kyi who reiterated much to the dismay of the dying Rohingyas, she would not be drawn on the plight of Burma's mainly Muslim Rohingya minority, which has attracted international concern.

The article reminds the reader that in recent months, violence between Rohingyas and Buddhists in Rakhine state has forced 100,000 from their homes. Nearly all have been Muslim Rohingyas. About 90 people were killed just last week, in a flare up of communal violence.

Does this state of affairs render hope useless? When the peaceful Buddhists become the frenzied killers and their beautiful inspiring ambassador for peace turns a blind eye, I think we are in a new form of trouble in this world.

The BBC article that literally was published as I was scrambling out these thoughts, states:

    Speaking after her meeting with Mr Barroso, Ms Suu Kyi told the BBC she could not speak out on the status of the Rohingya, who are denied citizenship.

    She has been subjected to some uncharacteristically stinging criticism over her unwillingness to speak up for the Rohingyas, described by the UN as among the most persecuted minorities on Earth, the BBC's Jonathan Head reports.

    But speaking to the BBC from her modest home in the new Burmese capital, she was unrepentant.

    People on both sides in Rakhine state had suffered from the communal violence, she said - it was not her place to champion one side or the other.

    "I am urging tolerance but I do not think one should use one's moral leadership, if you want to call it that, to promote a particular cause without really looking at the sources of the problems," she said.

    Ms Suu Kyi added that she had seen no statistics to show that 800,000 Rohingyas were being denied citizenship.
    - {1}

Unbelievable, it is sad she is simply staying on the side of the killers.

I have informed many in the Rohingya community that I will take the lead in producing a documentary about this Genocide in Burma. We are seeking a small budget to get this underway. If you can fund this effort please write to my email address below.

Today I am a Rohingya Muslim in my heart.

Please watch the Newsic video release before that was performed by Agron Belica, and commissioned and edited by Salem-News.com:


Published on Oct 30, 2012 by ACE Kinolar

BURMA: Ethnic Cleansing & Genocide/CCTJP Movement
Journalists: Tim King, Siraj Davis, and Agron Belica
Aldin Entertainment Music Group
Music Produced by Sinma Co-Produced by Jamal Belica
Video Production by CCTJP Movement
Commissioned by Salem-News.com

Americans, write to your political reps:

Find Your Representative - U.S. House of Representatives

Contact US Senators - U.S. Senate

{1} EU chief Barroso offers new development aid to Burma - The BBC

Tim King's past stories on Burma below:

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Nov-01-2012: Myanmar: Rohingya Genocide Witness Blames People, Not Buddhism

Oct-31-2012: Oct-26-2012: Burmese Boat People Flee Genocide Increasingly Compared to Bosnia

Oct-24-2012: Torture and Murder Ignored: Burma Falls Toward Ghastly Depravity Extremely Graphic Photos

Oct-19-2012: U.S. Media Mostly Silent as Buddhist on Muslim Violence in Myanmar Spirals Out of Control

Oct-18-2012: British Document from 1826 Establishes that Muslims are Longtime Inhabitants of Burma

Oct-16-2012: U.S. Media and Press Are Guilty of Murder

Oct-15-2012: Tortured to Death in Burma - Extremely Graphic!

Oct-05-2012: U.S. Ignores Burma's Ethnic Cleansing, Now Bangladesh Sees Retaliation

Sep-20-2012: U.S. Directly Encourages Destruction of Muslim Culture in Burma

Sep-20-2012: Ethnic Cleansing Nightmare: Buddhist Bloodstains on Burma's Barren Soul

Aug-11-2012: Corporate Profits and Dead Muslims: Burma's Sticky Trail of Money and Blood

Jul-20-2012: Why Are Buddhists Committing Genocide Again?

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Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and Writer

Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.

Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu

In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed by Matt Lintz was launched in December, 2005. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.

Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tens of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide. You can write to Tim at this address: tim@salem-news.com. Visit Tim's Facebook page (facebook.com/TimKing.Reporter)

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Jim Bradu November 5, 2012 6:04 am (Pacific time)

I always ask: What outside force has created this problem? Suspect the instigators who hide and check them out always. I don't know anything but that.


Agron Belica November 4, 2012 2:05 pm (Pacific time)

Article is a BANGER! Tim, thanks for giving me the heads up on Burma. Also, thanks for helping me write the song. You Rock!!!

Tim King: Thanks go to you  my brother for using your talents in the very best possible ways, SAVE THE ROHINGYAS


Siraj Davis November 4, 2012 5:59 am (Pacific time)

Beautifully written article Tim.

Your dedication to humanity as opposed to religious zealotry, racism, and nationalism is admirable.
We all love and respect you always.

Wish more could be like you!

Aun San Suu Kyi is a perfect example of a disappointment in regards to the famous adage that those who remain silent in the face of injustice have chosen the side of the oppressor.

Tim King: Thank you Siraj, and the same to you a thousand times, you are a non-stop voyager for truth if there ever was and Agron and I love your style, your product, and the message, peace!


zaw November 3, 2012 8:36 pm (Pacific time)

hey tim, if you think buddhism doesn't work, is there anything that you you could think will work? If you think you are a genius who can work this out, please come and solve these conflicts. We also want peace here.

Tim King: Lay down weapons, stop burning villages, crack down on the Rakhine mobs.  Those are good staring points.  All you need is a respected leader to tell people what to do, and that is the point of this article.  Peace


zaw November 3, 2012 8:29 pm (Pacific time)

hey tim king,both sides have lost lives and homes. So why do you think aung san su kyi should be on one side? She's better stay neutral and help to end these conflicts.

Tim King: You really can convince yourself that a human being should not speak out over violence inflicted against a minority?  Her father would have spoken out.   I am sorry, but it is tragically ridiculous to even have this discussion as people are being butchered, and makes us all know some Rakhine Buddhists place saving lives at the end of the line.  What part about being according to the UN 'The world's most persecuted minority' do you question?  Would you have placed the Nazis and Jews on a level field and said, 'come everyone its between them'.  I suspect I know the answer and I don't approve. 


Jim November 3, 2012 3:30 pm (Pacific time)

Well.. clearly Buddhism doesn't work.

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