Burma, a Neo Nazi State of 21 st Century

Burma became notoriously popular, not as a golden land of Peace, but as a Neo Nazi State of 21st Century.

President Thein Sein led Government is just an another face of Military Junta. They have released Aung San Suu Kyi, and opened up doors to the west.

In return, what did the people of Burma gets. Their cherished leader became accomplice of the evil acts of Military controlled Civilian Government  in inhumane acts against Rohingyas, Kachins, Chins, Shans and other ethnic minorities.

Burmese Muslims are now targeted, Masjids were burnt, mob rules created a society with fear, mistrust, hatred, and insecurity.

That was intentional creation of ”  Atmosphere of fear and mistrust” in a country with more than hundred different ethnic groups, reminding them they will meet the same fate as Muslims of Burma if they do not obey the order of the new rulers. Muslims are the just a scape goat, and every one on the road know that is true.

The Lady, finally she speaks up slowly, but I think it is too late as society is leading to disintegration.

Sit Mone

Daw Aung Suu Kyi and I

I have stopped writing any new post for more than one year.

Because I found a Big Problem with Burmese Democracy Movement led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

She was a my hero, she was like my own Mother, I shouted for her and the rest who fought for democracy and human rights in Burma, sometimes I screamed, and sometimes I cried.

Yes, I cried when Buddhist Monks were beaten during Saffron Revolution, when I saw her diminutive figure at her home entrance,  giving respect to Monks and people who fought for democracy.

Yes, I just wrote a blog, not a big deal, but my consistency in supporting democratic reform was almost for my entire life.

But, the same person, who fought for freedom of all humans, equality of all humans started deviating from the very path that she  preached, I was shocked, and felt betrayed.

I am not a Rohingya but Rohingyas are  human beings like all of us. I am a Muslim and I love Burma not less than the rest who claimed to love THEIR Country.

I HATE discrimination, that is the reason when  the people who fought for democracy and human rights started practising double standard against race and religion, I do not know what to write…

I am a human who loves all other human without barrier. What do you mean by blood, Nationality, and boundaries? All are humans who were born in the place without having  control and authority of who should be their parents, and where should they be  born.

So when my respectable Daw Aung San Suu Kyi kept quiet and silence while many poor humans, of dark skin, or whose faith are Muslims, were being killed, butchered to death, burnt alive, force to eat pork , I was just amazed that how human can realign their principals for the benefit of one holier race as they perceived.

Sorry, but I will continue my path, and there are many good humans out there who love humanity.

Sit Mone

Keeping the promises ..Burmese Government Way

So far President Thein Sein keeps his promises. He said through his special envoy to Aung San Suu Kyi,  Aung Kyi ” We don’t Jump, but we walk step by step carefully”.

Exactly, he walked step by step slowly, so slow that it has raised the alarm bells of 55 Million Myanmar People and its observers to become nervous.

President Thein Sein seemed to be crushing his credibility by himself. All Myanmar nationals applauded him when he posed photo with Aung San Suu Kyi in front of her late father General Aung San. Then, all of a sudden he became a savior when ordered to stop the controversial   Myit Sone dam project. Myanmar people are very tolerant and forgiving. Thank you “Thamadagyi” (President) was uttered by million of Myanmar, both online and offline.

Then, momentum of hope is building up, to free the all political prisoners and also to gain the permanent cease fire with all the ethnics groups who were fighting for their rights for more than half a Century.

Well known Comedian Zarganar was released, Hilary Clinton paid a visit where President Thein Sein said he want to keep water during rainy season.

I hope that is not the political prisoners that he wanted to keep during the fight for freedom ” rainy season”.

I, as an ordinary citizen, feel like day dreaming, seeing Daw Aung San Suu Kyi giving speeches in many occasions, while all of us are also moving step by step as though we all obeyed President Thein Sein’s order.

I am afraid that after many amnesties,those who are going to be remaining behind the bars will be only the “Prisoners of Conscious”. Why allowing corrupt officials, and criminals who served lighter sentence would be praising President for his kindness and  wonderful vision.

Myanmar is now ovder the cross road that is only one way without way to return. It is exciting and nerve wrenching for all of us to keeping focus on our visions under the leadership of our mother Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, if she walks fast we will walk fast, if she decide to run we all will run, …to our common destiny. But President U Thein Sein may be not able to run because of the invisible chained around his legs. In that case I feel genuinely sorry for him.


Burma is really dark at night from outerspace for Aliens

Local news said during the recent Tasaung Taing Festival, a local Anyein or traditional dance show with comedians was popular among Rangoon city folks .

The jokes made by comedians during the latest show of  “Forever Rose” were become joke of all Burmese.

One of the comedian joked about Burma being a special country of the earth for Aliens. The reason he said was when  all the countries were visible to Aliens as their skylines were brightly illuminated while Burma was in darkness due to insufficient  electricity.

It was a joke, but a true joke. Look at the following you tube video which shows Burma in darkness compared to brightly lit night of Singapore, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur.

Sit Mone

Revolution towards Reconciliation, Aung San Suu Kyi

I was happy to read the following words from NYTimes.

“I’ve never said I want them to be brought into the international court,” she said. “I don’t think there is any solid reason for the generals to fear for their safety. We are not after them personally. I certainly do not wish them ill.”

The excerpts of interview;

She said her use of the term “revolution” was justified because, “I think of evolution as imperceptible change, very, very slowly, and I think of revolution as significant change. I say this because we are in need of significant change.”

The change she had in mind, she said, was “a change for the better from the point of view of human rights and democratic institutions.”

But she said that unlike some of her supporters in the West, she did not see regime change as a goal. “What we want is value change,” she said. “Regime change can be temporary, but value change is a long-term business. We want the values in our country to be changed. We want a sound foundation for change.

“Even if there’s regime change, if these basic values have not changed, then one regime change can lead to another regime change and so on and so on.”

I fully support her statement as a Burmese citizen who love to see the suffering of our people  end forever.But as she rightly pointed out the fact that even there is the change of regime, the people will be the same as quite a significant number of Burmese, doing party politics( both inside and outside of the country) are also corrupt, and shifting alliance with political climate.

We have seen this during 1988 uprising. Most of the fence sitters aligned with pro democracy movement,  when they sensed the wind of victory on the people’s side. After Military coup, the same people went back to the same totalitarian system that lasted another 22 years without change.

Having said that, I am not proposing innocence of Army Generals here, but by looking at  stagnation of politics in Burma, only way to proceed is nothing but national reconciliation with all parties concerned.

The best thing for all of us to me as ordinary citizen, is to listen what she says, and to support what she propose.Of course, she will propose something only after careful discussion with sincere leaders of Burma. Don’t ask me who are they? She knows who are the sincere people and who are hypocrites very well.

I always remember a friend of mine living in Burma once bitterly said, ” It is easy for all of you to ask us to do this do that from the place of comfort.But for us first thing come to our mind  in the morning is how to survive that day..”

As She said evolution is slow and revolution is fast and significant. But revolution without lost of live is possible only under the leadership of Aung San suu Kyi, for the good sake of those suffering social injustice for  five decades.

Sit Mone

Proud to be a Burmese

Most of the Burmese living in ASEAN countries faced discrimination. Well, the clocks inside the country stopped for many decades compare to the countries boasted to be Tigers of Asia. To me they are real Tigers that consume the rights of Burmese people by helping the unjust regime of Burma to stay in power forever.

Once upon a time, my passport was thrown back to me by an Immigration officer at Don Maung International airport, in front of curious travelers who even do not need a visa to a country famous for hospitality in South East Asia. Only reason I could think of that time was it was probably due to the bad things done by Burmese Kings to Thai people a few centuries ago. It was more than two decades ago, the time when there were very few Burmese travels out of the country’s self isolation.

Now, there are Millions of Burmese migrant workers in Thailand and Malaysia, and many white collar migrants in tiny island, Singapore. Whether a person is blue collar or white collar worker, being a Burmese Citizen in neighboring countries, means many of them are going to live without their due rights. One of the reasons could be increase competition in crowded labor markets for cheap workers. But, for many of  them once identified as “Myanmar national” exposed all the ways to abuse and extort by corrupt authorities of the many host countries as well as some of  its people. Continue reading

Suu Kyi wants prosperity together with accountability

Yangon, Myanmar (CNN) — It was stifling hot inside the small, stark headquarters of the National League for Democracy, the party led by freed pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi wore her trademark shirt and a Burmese sarong known as a lyongi, her hair adorned with the flowers that have come to symbolize defiance in her homeland that has been under tyrannical military rule since 1962.

On this day, she also wore a red AIDS ribbon. She had visited patients at an AIDS clinic in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar that was known as Rangoon. Lack of treatment for HIV sufferers remains an unspoken problem in the authoritarian South Asian country.

A new role for Aung San Suu Kyi?

Suu Kyi has been free for almost a week after spending 15 of the past 21 years in detention.

read more at CNN News

Burmese artists and Democracy Movement

Daw Suu and Kyaw Thu ( Source Kyaw Thu Face Book)

I wrote about two famous actors of Burma in a previous post. While Kyaw Thu was lauded by his fans for sacrificing for the cause that he believes, Lwin Moe, who is also a famous actor, defiantly proclaimed that he is the supporter of Junta backed party USDP. Even, he boasted that the election was free and fair! Continue reading

Suu Kyi seeks support from People of India

In a recent interview with India based Burmese news portal “ Mizzima”, Suu Kyi has  said support of people of India is crucial for democratic revolution and  national reconciliation of Burma. She believes in Gandhi’s non violent movement that laid the strong foundation of Democracy in India.

She pointed out India  diverse nature of  people with different races and religions, survived on the platform of democracy finally leading to prosperity.

In another interview with Irrawaddy News portal based in Thailand, she even referred Gandhi’s favorite song “ Lead kindly light” . She believes that non violent, peaceful resistance may be painful and will take long time but finally the truth will prevail.

It seemed that she understands well about the political dynamics of two neighbors of Burma, India and China. While Chinese Government policy towards Burma is within the hands of few leading Politburo members, Indian government needs to listen to its people before deciding to change in its foreign policy.

She requested all Burmese to spread the news of pro democracy movement unfolding in the country to the people of India, as she praised Indian Army never involves in party politics ever since Independence.

Sit Mone

Lwin Moe , Kyaw Thu and Democracy of Burma

I consider most of the readers to this post as non Burmese. Thus I decided to introduce Lwin Moe and Kyaw Thu, to those who are unfamiliar with Burmese celebrities, before continue writing the post.

Lwin Moe

Kyaw Thu

Both Lwin Moe and Kyaw Thu are Burmese celebrities. Both of them are and were actors, directors, and photographers. But Kyaw Thu is no more in entertainment industry of Burma, as his movies were banned by Military Junta for last three years.

If you look at my old post ( in Burmese) you will notice that I prefer Lwin Moe as an actor. The reason is he looks sincere in Movies, and people said about good moral, such as showing kindness , sympathy and understanding to fellow supporting actors who were with him in his Movies.( But now I do not think that he is a sincere person anymore!) The famous four comedians, namely King kong, Phoe Phyu, Ayine and Nga Pyaw Kyaw were always seen with him and lively comedy movies that always make me relax. These four comedians also known as Four Ghosts were close with detained activist cum actor, director and Comedian Zarganar. Continue reading

Aung San Suu Kyi ;Touching the untouchable of Burma

According to the latest global surveys, Burma is one of the poorest and most corrupt countries on this planet earth. At the same time Burma, known as Myanmar, is one of the most famous countries of this world for the reason that the resource rich country with very tolerant people was subject to abuse of world’s most brutal regime. Burma is also famous because of her prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel laurite, who was just released from never ending sentence of house arrest during last 20 years. Continue reading

Abandoned blog of Sit Mone

I would rather use the word “abandon” for leaving this weblog unattended for months. I used to be actively writing posts in this weblog during last two years. There were new posts almost every day, because I felt responsible to write something for the oppressed people of Burma.

Discrimination is an allergic word to me. I do not like discrimination and I want other people to be free from discrimination. Race, religion, skin colour, culture, is the value that we should handle with sensitivity and sincerity.

All of us should not forget the fact that we all are writing our own history and legacy in this blogosphere.

To make it short, because of discrimination I have abandon my weblog.

I started writing a religious blog about my faith. I have peace of mind and satisfaction in writing something about love and humanity.

But, producing a faith related post is not easy as writing something here. So I return to my old blog to write something not going to make my serene heart frustrated.

I would recommend Burmese readers of this blog to do few things,

  1. To watch movie “Avatar”
  2. To watch movie “ District 9”
  3. To read latest issue of Shwe Amyu Tay at www.shweamyutay.com, look for  articles written by Nay Zin Lat and Thu Maung

I hope you will find tranquility and serenity.

Sit Mone

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Cartoon Kan Chun of Burma passed away

kan chun

Famous cartoonist of Burma Kan Chun (U) has passed away this evening in Mandalay, Burma.

News from Burma claimed that he was diagnosed with liver cancer. He was admitted to a private hospital in Mandalay in his last days to control the bleeding from his intestinal tract.

U Kan Chun is famous for his cartoons that appeared in Burmese magazines and journals for several decades.

As a  well known and well respected writer, most of his articles are serious with food for thoughts for the readers.

Painting and art are among his hobbies, and he is a professional painter. His latest exhibition of paintings was launched just a few days  before his demise.

Although his faith is Islam, he does not have any problem with contemporary writers and artists of Mandalay.

He has left this world for an eternal journey. May Allah, the Creator of this Universe, bless his soul with glad tidings. (Amen)

Sit Mone




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ကားစေမာင္းေတာ့အေဖမသိေအာင္ ဦးေစာသိန္းေအာင္ဆိုတဲ့အေဖ့ တပည့္ကရင္ၾကီးက သင္ေပးတာပါ။

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အင္ဂ်င္ကို original အတိုင္း restore လုပ္ထားတဲ့ ကားပိုင္ရွင္ တေယာက္ရဲ့လက္ရာပါ

အေဖ အေမရယ္မိသားစုေပ်ာ္ပြဲစား သြားတာကေနအေဖ့မိတ္ေဆြ မိန္းမ ကေလး ေမြး ဖို႕ေဆးရုံ အပို႕မွာဝက္ကို ဝင္တိုက္မိလို႕ ရြာသားေတြနဲ႕ စကားမ်ားရတာ မွတ္မိပါေသးတယ္။

ကေလးရဲ့နာမည္ လဲ ” ေမာင္ဝက္တိုက္” လို႕တြင္ပါေတာ့တယ္။

ဝင္းမာထြန္း ဆိုတဲ့သူငယ္ခ်င္းေရနစ္ေတာ့ ေဆးရုံပို႕တာဒီကားေလးေပၚမွာပဲအသက္ကုန္ပါတယ္။

တေန႕ေတာ့ အေဖကဒီကားေလးကိုေရာင္းဖို႕ ဆုံးျဖတ္
ရပါေတာ့တယ္။ဆယ္ တန္းေရာက္တဲ့ႏွစ္မွာပါ။

ဝယ္သူေတြကားကိုယူသြားျပီး ကားဂိုေဒါင္ မွာ
က်န္ခဲ့ တဲ့ အင္ဂ်င္ဝိုင္ ကြက္ေလးကိုၾကည့္ ျပီး မ်က္ရည္က်မိတာ
အခုအထိ မွတ္မိဆဲပါ။

သိပ္မၾကာခင္မွာပဲကားဝယ္သြား တဲ့ Albert အိမ္ကို
ေရာက္လာတယ္။ မ်က္ႏွာမေကာင္းဖူး။
ထင္တဲ့အတိုင္းပဲ ကားေလးလူကိုေရွာင္ရင္း လမ္းေဘးက
သစ္ပင္ကို ဝင္တိုက္တာ သုံးမရေအာင္ပ်က္သြားတယ္လို႕သိရတယ္။toyopettiara8
အခုအထိဒီကားေလးကိုမၾကာခဏ သတိရဆဲပါပဲ။တခါတေလအိပ္မက္ေတာင္မက္တယ္။
အေဖလဲမရွိေတာ့ပါဖူး။ ကားကိုအင္မတန္ယုယတဲ့ဒ႐ိုင္ဗာကိုေက်ာ္ ဆုံးတာၾကာပါျပီ။
ေအာင္ေမာင္းခဲ့ ဖူးပါျပီ။
ဒီကားေလးကိုေတာ့ေမ့လို႕မရလို႕ post ေလးအေနနဲ႕

U Kan Chun…Prayer for recovery

I was again shocked to read U Kan Chun who is a famous writer as well as a cartoonist of Burma was allegedly down with Liver cancer.

Liver cancer, if it is true is a quick killer. Again sometimes other liver diseases like ameoboma or other liver diseases could be misdignosed as liver cancer.

Only thing we can hope for is misdignosis. Again the doctors in Burma are pretty familiar with hepato-carcinoma as it is a quite  common Miliganant disaese in the impoverished  country.

Liver cancer is preventable. Reduce the risk of Hepatitis B and C, controlled the food that contain Aflatoxin, a deadly produt from the fungus that is commonly seen in dried chilly and nuts. Alcoholism is the another cause of liver cancer.

U Kan Chun, is one among the rare and talented artists who contributed in many ways to Burmese cartoon and literature society. He is also known for producing numerous paintings.He seems to be trying an exhibit in Mandalay, according to Irrawaddy News recently.

My prayer will be for Saya U Kan Chun’s health. I am very sure that so many people who love his cartoons and his work will be doing the same thing.

There are many cross roads that bump among each other in this world at any moment in our life time. Some for a short moment and some for longer period. The interesting thing is that some of them will be only transiently met in the one of the cross roads, but will be remembered forever.

U Kan Chun falls into the second catagory.

Sit Mone

Bye.. Ko Zaw One

I was away from the keyboard as I have decided to stop active blogging a couple of months ago. Instead, I became a regular blog reader, refraining from writing comments .

I have met Ko Zaw One once only in my life. It was at  a car- wash in Mandalay that was at the road side  on the way to Taung Myo.

I think that was his relative house . He came in and chat with us while sharing Chinese Tea. He  was relax and that was the period that no one pay much attention to him as his prime time were over.

Ko Zaw One came to fame with a Shumawa  Movie “Say Lo Yar Say”. Kyaw Hein became popular almost at the same time.We all prefer Kyaw Hein than Zaw One as Kyaw Hein is totally fit into our taste, better than Zaw One.

But undeniable talent could be seen with so many movies of him, been kept on showing in the cinemas of Burma. His own style, own voice, is quite remarkable for all of us to put him in a neutral status. Not so good and not so bad.

But he was a late comer. His brother Maung Tin Oo’s ” Thin-Gyan-Moe” was a rare modern classic movie and masterpiece during the Socialist Era Burma. He was seen in a few scenes only in that movie.But his talented action will be remembered together with ” Thin Gyan Moe  in Burmese movie history as a legacy.

When he started singing “Thin Gyan” songs, I was no more in Burma. That could be the reason that I have watched most of his “Thin Gyan songs” almost every year .

Whenever I see his smiling face with the songs  such as “too ..po..too po” or “Mya Nan Dar”, Thin Gyan mood  would immediately bump into my heart, as though I was somewhere near Mandalay hill or around the “Kyone” even though physically thousands miles away from Burma.

I was shocked to read the news of his demise as he  was apparently healthy to me in some of his  latest Burmese movies. Anyway, he has gone, and left his legacy.

Bye..Ko Zaw One..

Sit Mone

The Play Boys of Burma and the song ” Born to be Wild”

Setppenwolf’s  original song ” Born to be wild” in 1968

It was in mid seventies. I was a teen age boy  who started playing the locally made hollow guitar. There were only few local bands that we really look up with respect. The top band was the Play Boy, founded by Than Naing the drummer and vocalist, who became famous after the local talent shows, which were regularly aired from BBS (Burmese Broadcasting Service).

Later he was known as Play Boy Than Naing, and the lead guitarist was Ko Thein Tan. The base guitar was played by Ko Tommy Kyaw Naing.

For us watching live stage shows of the Play Boy band was really exciting, and our focus is not on the vocalists but mostly on the players of the band.

Our eyes were glued to the each and every movement of the players. We tried to learn and memorize the way Ko Thein Tan play the lead guitar, the style of Ko Tommy Kyaw Naing holding the base guitar. Almost everything is for us to imitate later in our own small band. There were no proper schools to teach this type of Rock music in Burma. Even we were dubbed by the Burmese authorities as “ The ghost of the road” or in simple Burmese called “ Lan Tha Ye”.

Yesterday, I was watching American Idol. One of the participant started singing the song “Born to be Wild”. That immediately refreshes my memory and also pushes me to write this post.

Ko Tommy, the base guitarist always sings the same song while playing a base guitar with his long fingers. Later most of the base guitarists followed his style in Burma.

At that time there were no TV, Video or movie clips to watch how the original vocalist Steppenwolf and his bands played the songs.

After watching the following youtube video than I have to admit that the Play Boy band was quite advance with the time for the Burmese youth in seventies.

We were called as “The Ghost of the road”. After thirty years those who called us The Ghost actually became the real Ghost of Burma.

We, “The Ghosts of the road” are nowhere to be seen in Burma anymore as most of us have migrated to the land of the strangers.

However, the Play Boy, Ko Tommy and the song “ Born to be Wild” will be remembered by all of us as one of the stories of “Once upon a time in Burma”.

Sit Mone

Burmese New Year and Water Festival

Water Festival! It is known to the all Burmese people as Thingyan Festival that is welcoming event of the Burmese New Year with splashing water to each other wishing to cleanse the mind of everyone according to the Burmese culture.

My memory flies back to more than forty years ago. I was in the balcony of a bungalow house together with my parents watching the Water Festival right in front of our house. Then, I was an only four years old boy and I wanted to join my friends .My parents finally allowed. My first water pump was made of hollow wood, and I have kept it until I was in the University.


Later as a teenager, I have never missed a single Thingyan Festival in a various parts of Burma. That is the period that Saturday Night Fever was high in the West, and we did play some of the songs of  John Travolta and ONJ, together with the traditional Burmese Thigyan songs such as Mya Nan Dar.


During the University years I was mostly in Rangoon.The  noisy, cold and friendly Thingyan days ended in the bank of Inya Lake. We went around and around the old city Rangoon with group of friends in a World War two era Willy Jeep.

Then I was introduced to Mandalay Thingyan by my late father. Mandalay Thingyan was a special and a  unique event for all of us until I left Burma. It has  never gone beyond its tradition during those days. Mandalay Palace, is the center of Madalay, and most of the stages that perform traditional dance by Manadalay Girls were around the Palace.

Mandalay Hill is the resting place for most of the people before going back to town to watch various performances in jammed roads from  sunset until  dawn.

To me Manadalay Thyingyan is something that you should see as a bystander than participate. And you will never be able to forget it from your memory.

Sit Mone does not hit the keyboard for sometimes, as he became moody and less enthusiastic in writing the blog posts.

But, Burmese Thingyan is something that he will never forget  as all the memories are still intact, deep in his heart.

Oh friends!.. those are scattered all over this world. Shall we meet again before we disappear from the planet earth in a country once known as Burma to enjoy Thingyan Festival?

Sit Mone

Sit Mone, Sentimentalism and Nokia 6610i

I was a busy person during a last couple of days. Being away from all the twenty first Century gadgets such as PC, lap top and Internet, except for an old Nokia Mobile phone was, a strange but a remarkable experience for me.
Nokia 6610 i was the one of the best mobile phones in the market when I bought it six years ago.
It was pretty expensive as it was with a color screen and GPRS enable.
However, there is no camera, no video and compare to the current 3G phones, my phone became an obsolete gadget after six years.

Anyway, it serves me very well. The battery is still original and its alarm clock never fails to wake me up in almost every morning.
On several occasion I have to turn back home from the way to work, when Nokia was not in my waist pouch. I have brought him to so many places including some oversea trips.


People told me that my phone is old and advised me to get the new one. I have always insisted that I would be using it until its hardware goes haywire!

Last few days were horrible for me as I was busy with something in personal nature. My Nokia was the only companion and playing very important role in sending and receiving information while I was driving most of the time.
Even when the battery got dry, it still keeps the missed calls and the voice mail and sms.

When I was alone, Nokia keeps all the information update. It was dropped from my hand on an occasion and all the parts came out scattered over the floor. A young lady came to rescue me and she fixed all the parts into its original shape within a minute. Then she asked me to try and it started again normally with usual ring tone.

While I was typing this post it rang once and the call was from several thousand miles away.
I am the person who does not have attachment to any gadgets. But strange enough for me, I have very strong attachment to my Nokia 6610i.
Are you going to call me a sentimentalist?
Sit Mone

Hi Judi, my old friend !

This post is some how personal to my old friend Judi. To me  I feel like accidentally bumping to an old buddy  in this blogosphere.

Judi, I think you must be wandering around this blogosphere and really surprise me that  finally you have found  my new home. Luckily you have left your comment on a post that I wrote in unsatisfactory Burmese, which you don’t understand. I am not happy with all my Burmese language  posts. Especially the last post is not clear for the readers that what I really wanted to say.

Burmese typing really make me exhausted.Slow pace of typing in Burmese sucks up all my idea and arrangement and grammar.

Anyway, Judi, I wish you to be happy as ever and let me know your new home.


Sit Mone


ကိုယ္ဘေလာ့ကို ေရးျခင္စိတ္ရွိမွေရးေတာ့မယ္ လို႕ဆုံးျဖတ္ထား ျပီးမွဧရာဝတီက အထက္ပါေခါင္းစဥ္နဲ႕ ေဆာင္းပါးကိုဖတ္ျပီးခ်တ္ ျခင္း စိတ္ထဲမွာေပၚလာတဲ့အတိုင္း comment ေရး ပို႕လိုက္မိတယ္။ အစ ကိုဆြဲထုတ္မိျပီးမွေတာ့ မထူးေတာ့ပါဖူး လို႕ဆုံးျဖတ္ျပီး ကိုယ္တို႕ ေခတ္က ဂ်ီပုံး လို႕ေခၚတဲ့ လိင္တူခ်စ္သူေတြ အေၾကာင္းဆက္ေရး ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ပထမဦးဆုံး ကိုယ့္ comment ကို မျဖတ္မေတာက္ပဲ ေဖာ္ျပေပးတဲ့ဧရာဝတီက သက္ဆိုင္သူမ်ားကိုေက်းဇူးတင္ပါတယ္။ ကိုယ့္ရဲ့အျမင္က အဲဒီ comment ထဲကအတိုင္းပါပဲ။ ္

ေရးျခင္တဲ့အေၾကာင္းရင္းက comment ေတြ ကိုဖတ္ၾကည့္ေတာ့ ေရးေနတဲ့ လူေတြကိုယ္တိုင္ Gay အေၾကာင္းကို ေသေသခ်ာခ်ာနားမလည္ပဲေရးေနတာေတြ ဖတ္ရလို႕ပါ။ အခ်ိဳ႕ ကေတာ့ ကိုယ္တိုင္ Gay ျဖစ္ပုံရပါတယ္။ အဆင့္ျမင့္ျမင့္နဲ႕ Gay ေတြကို ကာကြယ္ ေပးေနလို႕ပါ။ အဲဒီ ေဆာင္းပါးဟာျမန္မာ ေယာတ္က်ားတစ္ေယာက္က က်ေနာ္ထဘီဝတ္ခ်င္တယ္ လို႕ မယုံၾကည္ႏိုင္ေလာက္ေအာင္ အရွက္ကင္းမဲ့စြာ ေၾကညာတာကို အာလုံးက အဟုတ္ ဒီမိုကေရစီနဲ႕ Human Rights issue, Freedom of expression ေတြနဲ႕ေရာကုန္မွာစိုးလို႕ general အေနနဲ႕ေရးထားတာပါ။

အခု ေရးခ်င္တာကေဆာင္းပါးရွင္ကိုယ္တိုင္ Homosexuality ဆိုတဲ့ issue ကိုေသေသခ်ာခ်ာနားမလည္ပဲ gay rights ကိုပါးပါးေလးျဖတ္ျပီးလူေတြကို စာနဲ႕အဆိပ္ေႂကြးေနလို႕ ဆက္ေရးလိုက္ရတာပါ။

ကိုယ္ ရဲ့အလုပ္နဲ႕ဆက္စပ္ျပီး Cross dressing,မွအစ Transvestism, Transsexualism ေတြကို နားလည္ယံုမကအကူအညီေပး စိတ္ေျပာင္းလိုသူမ်ားကို ကူညီကုသေပးခဲ့ဖူးပါ တယ္။ No straight boy will become a gay after reading this post ဆိုသူ ကိုလဲ ကိုယ့္အေတြ႕အၾကံဳ တစ္ခုေျပာျပပါရေစ။ ျမန္မာျပည္ ျပင္ပက တကသိုယ္ၾကီးတခု က အေဆာင္တစ္ခုမွာ အေျခာက္ေတြၾကီးစိုးထားျပီး ေက်ာင္းသားသစ္ေလးေတြကို ဇတ္သြင္းတာၾကဳံရလို႕ သက္ဆိုင္ရာတာဝန္ရွိသူေတြနဲ႕ seminar ေတြတိုးတိုးတိတ္တိတ္လုပ္ျပီး အေဆာင္တခုထဲမွာၾကီးစိုးေနတဲ့အေျခာက္အုပ္စုၾကီးကို အေဆာင္အသီးသီးခြဲပို႕တဲ့အထိလုပ္ခဲ့ရပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာျပည္မွာမဟုတ္ဖူးေနာ္။ လြတ္လတ္စြာေျပာဆိုခြင့္ထိုက္သင့္သေလာက္ရွိတဲ့ႏိုင္ငံ တခုမွာပါ။

အေျခာက္ေတြနဲ႕ လိင္တူဆက္ဆံရင္ ကိုယ္က passive partner ပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္ Homosexualityစာရင္းဝင္ပါတယ္။ British panel court ကအေျခခံဥပေဒယူတဲ့အာရွႏိုင္ငံတိုင္းမွာ Abnormal, unnatural sex ကို တရားမဝင္အျပစ္ေပးထိုက္တယ္လို႕ဆိုပါတယ္။

ဆိုဒိုမီ ဆိုတဲ့ စကားတလုံးနဲ႕ုႏိုင္ငံေရးေခါင္းေဆာင္အခ်ိဳ႕အၾကီးအက်ယ္ျပသနာတက္တာ

သတိထားမိၾကမွာပါ။ တကယ္ဟုတ္မဟုတ္္ ဆိုတာထက္ဥပေဒရွိတာကို ဆိုလိုတာပါ။


အနာဂတ္မေရရာမႉနဲ႕ရင္ဆိုင္ေနရပါတယ္။ ျဖတ္လမ္းလိုက္ျပီး အျမန္ခ်မ္းသာခ်င္ေနၾကပါတယ္။ မူးယစ္ ေဆး နဲ႕ Hiv ဟာအဓိကျပသနာ ျဖစ္ေနတဲ့အခ်ိန္မွာ အေျခာက္ျဖစ္ရတာမွန္ပါတယ္ေကာင္းပါတယ္ဆိုတဲ့ အဆိပ္ထပ္လာင္းမထည့္ပါနဲ႕လို႕အားလုံးကိုေျပာပါရေစ။

မ်ိဳး႐ိုးဗီဇ ေၾကာင့္အေျခာက္ျဖစ္တယ္ဆိုတာနဲ႕ပတ္သက္လို႕ မ်ိဳး႐ိုးဗီဇေၾကာင့္ ဆီးခ်ိဳ ေသြးတိုး မွစျပီးစိတ္ကစင့္ကလ်ားေရာဂါအထိျဖစ္ႏိုင္ပါတယ္။မ်ိဳး႐ိုးဗီဇ နဲ႕ဆက္ႏြယ္တဲ့ေရာဂါေတြေရးရရင္ ဒီ post တခုလုံး ျပည့္ သြားႏိုင္ပါတယ္။ တျခားေဝဒနာရွင္ေတြက မိမိေဝဒနာနဲ႕ ေလာကၾကီးကိုအျပစ္မတင္ပဲ တတ္ႏိုင္သေလာက္ေပ်ာတ္ကင္းေအာင္ က်ိဳးစားေနခ်ိန္မွာ အေျခာတ္အျမားစုက မိမိသာယာမႉ နဲ႕စီးပြါးျဖစ္ေအာင္ အထိ Right movement အထိလႈက္ရွား လာတာကိုအားေပးအားေျမႇာတ္လုပ္စရာမလိုပါ။

ေနာက္ဆုံးေျပာခ်င္တာက လူ႕သမိုင္းရဲ့ထိပ္တန္း ေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတြထဲမွာ မာမီလို႕ေခၚတဲ့အေျခာတ္တစ္ေယာက္မွမပါပါါ။



Relating to Irrawaddy news post;I would like to wear a woman’s sarong

I was shocked to read the article “I would like to wear a Woman’s Sarong” in the Irrawwaddy on- line news.

My point here is not to argue the right of the Gays. The Irrawaddy is the flagship news portal among exile media. If I am not wrong, thousands of Burmese youth will bump into Irrawaddy website daily to read the news and opinions related to Burma.

Recently, I have noticed Irrawaddy has improved far better than its rivals in all aspects of online journalism. Having said that does not mean that Irrawaddy has right to publish what ever is popular and controversial issue like this to promote its readership.

I was very happy to read the Interview with Iron Cross band members when they sincerely told Irrawaddy that most of them do not even drink Beer. The words of the Burma’s most famous band have great influence on the youths to follow the good moral conducts. Irrawaddy should not forget the fact that each and every words over your website will be read by thousands of youths everyday and consider the consequences.

Situation in Burma can not be considered parallel to the developed countries of the world.

We are struggling under the one of the most corrupt and ruthless regimes of this world.

Corruption is the outcome of the dictatorial society that will push its people deeper into poverty, immoral activity in a vicious cycle.

Most of us are well aware of moral decay in our society. Drug addiction, prostitution and human trafficking are the major problem for all of us. Our youth, who denied proper education and job opportunities, simply jump into the cycle of gambling, alcoholism, drug addiction and vice activities.

We need the brilliant leaders like General Aung San. We do not need the Gays in the time of great crisis. Human Right is important but Gay Right is just a trivial matter for all of us.

We do not want our younger generation to have more interest in make up business and beauty parlors but to get better knowledge for the future challenges.

I wish in future those who are responsible in Irrawaddy will not use this kind of controversial issue to attract more readerships. I do not think that post reflects the free and independent journalism. To me the post will be remembered as an era that triggers all of us to think seriously about the self censorship and responsible journalism.


Sit Mone

စစ္မုန္းရဲ့အေတြး (တစ္)

အရင္ကဘိုလို Blogger’s Thought အမ်ိဳးအစား ( Catagory post )ေတြ ေရးျဖစ္ခဲ့တယ္။ ေတာအေၾကာင္း ေတာင္အေၾကာင္း လို႕ ျမန္မာလိုေရးခ်င္ စိတ္ေပါက္လာတာနဲ႕ စ ေရးျဖစ္တယ္။

Mosaic Thought ဆို တဲ့ အတိုင္းဟို ေရာက္ဒီေရာက္ေပါ့။

မေန႕က ဘီဘီစီ စာမ်က္ႏွာ မွာဖတ္လိုက္ရတဲ့သတင္းက သိတ္မၾကာေတာ့တဲ့အနာဂတ္မွာ စာေတြကိုလက္ေရးနဲ႕ေရးတဲ့အေလ့အထ ဒီကမၻာ ၾကီး ေပၚက ေပ်ာတ္ကြယ္ေတာ့မယ္ဆိုပဲ။ ေနာက္မ်ိဳးဆက္သစ္ကေလးေတြက ပီစီ ပီဒီေအ လတ္ေတာ့ေတြနဲ႕ ၾကီးျပင္းလာၾကမွာမို႕ လက္ေရးမူေတြကို ျပတိုက္မွာ ၾကည့္ၾကရမဲ့ေခတ္ မၾကာမီေရာက္ေတာ့မယ္လို႕ဆိုပါတယ္။

အင္း… ျမန္မာျပည္က ကေလးေတြ လက္ေရးနဲ႕စာေရးနည္းပညာရွင္ေတြ အေနနဲ႕ အနာဂတ္မွာ နာမည္ေက်ာ္မွာျမင္ေရာင္မိေသးရဲ့။


အခုတေလာ အင္တာနက္မွာလူရဲ့အသားေရာင္နဲ႕ပတ္သက္ျပီး အေတာ္ကေလး

စိတ္ဝင္စားစြာ ေဆြးေႏြး ေနတာ သတိျပဳမိတယ္။

အေရျပားဆဲေတြမွာ မီလာနင္လို႕ ေခၚတဲ့ေရာင္ခ်ယ္ေတြရွိတယ္။ မီလာနင္မ်ားမ်ား

ရွိတဲ့သူေတြ အသားမဲျပီး မီလာနင္ နည္းတဲ့သူေတြအသားျဖဴပါတယ္။ အေရျပားဆဲေတြ

မွာမီလာနင္ မရွိရင္ အယ္ဘီနစ္ဇင္ ေမြးရာပါေရာဂါျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ အေရျပားျဖဴတဲ့လူေတြ

မွာ အေရျပားကင္ဆာျဖစ္ႏႈန္းမ်ားျပီး ေနေရာင္ျခည္မ်ားမ်ားခံရင္ကင္ဆာနဲ႕အျခားအေရျပားေရာဂါအျဖစ္မ်ားပါတယ္။


ငယ္ငယ္တုန္းကအဖြား ေျပာတဲ့ပုံေတြမွာေတာ့ ဘီလူးဆိုတာလူေတြကို ဂုတ္ခ်ိဳးျပီး သတ္တယ္ဆိုပါကလား။အေတာ္ေၾကာက္စရာ ေကာင္းတယ္။

ဂုတ္ခ်ိဳးသတ္တဲ့ဘီလူးကအသားမဲတယ္ လို႕ေတာ့ အဖြားမေျပာဖူး လို႕ထင္တယ္။

ထားပါေလ ကိုယ္ ေတြ႕ဖူးတဲ့ ဘီလူးေတြကေတာ့အသား မမဲဖူး၊ ႐ုပ္ရွင္ထဲမွာေလ…

မသတ္ခင္ အမ်ိဳးမ်ိဳး ပိတ္ေလွာင္ျပီးႏွိပ္စက္တယ္။သတ္ေတာ့လဲရက္စက္သလားမေမးနဲ႕။ ဘီလူးပီပီေတြ႕မေရွာင္အကုန္ ဝါးတာပဲ။


ဒီေန႕ေတာအေၾကာင္း ေတာင္အေၾကာင္း ကေတာ့ဒီေလာက္ပါဘဲ။


ဘေလာ့ လည္ပတ္ျခင္း

ဒီေန႕ ကလိုေစထူးဘေလာ. မွာခဏနားမယ္လို႕့ေရးထားတာေတြ႕မိလို႕

ဒီပိုစ ေရး ျဖစ္တယ္။ဘေလာ့ဂါတိုင္းဟာသူ႕ရဲ့ ဘေလာ့ကို သံေယာဇဥ္ရွိ

ၾကစျမဲ မို႕ ကိုယ့္အေၾကာင္းနဲ႕ကိုယ္ မလႊဲမေရွာင္သာမွသာ နားေလ့ရွိပါတယ္။

ဘေလာ့ ဖ်က္ရတာလဲ အေၾကာင္းေၾကာင္းေတြရွိၾကမွာပါ။

ကလိုေစထူး ဟာစာေရးေကာင္း ျပီးစာဖတ္သူေတြကိုဆြဲေဆာင္ ႏိုင္စြမ္းရွိတဲ့

ဘေလာ့ဂါေကာင္းတစ္ေယာက္ပါ။ ကိုယ္ အျမဲလိုလိုသူ႕ဘေလာ့ ေလးကိုလည္ပတ္

မိတိုင္းဖတ္ျပီးရင္ ေတြးစရာ က်န္ေနခဲ့ေလ့ရွိပါတယ္။ ကလိုေစထူး စာေတြ သိတ္မၾကာခင္

ျပန္ဖတ္ရ လိမ့္မယ္လို႕ ေမ်ာ္လင့္မိေနပါရဲ့။

ကိုထိုက္ရဲ့ဘေလာ့ကိုလဲအလည္ေရာက္မိတယ္။ က်န္းမာေရးဒုဝန္ၾကီးေဒါက္တာပိုင္စိုးရဲ့

ရမ္းကားမႉ ဟာဟုတ္ေလာက္တယ္လို႕ယူဆပါတယ္။ ေဆး (တစ္) ပါေမာကၡ ဆရာညြန္႕သိန္း

ရဲ့ လက္မွတ္မထိုးပဲ ျငင္းဆန္မႉကို အေဝးတေနရာမွအေလးျပဴပါတယ္။ေဆးပညာရွင္ ေတြဟာ

ျမန္မာျပည္ရဲ့အနည္း ငယ္သာက်န္ေတာ့တဲ့ middle class လူတန္းစားထဲမွာ အနစ္နာခံျပီး

စုတ္ျပတ္သတ္ေနတဲ့ပညာေရးစနစ္ထဲမွာ ကိုယ္က်ိဳးစြန္႕ေနခဲ့ ျပီး

့တတ္ႏိုင္သေလာက္ ဆရာဝန္ေတြ ေမြးထုတ္ေပး ေနသူေတြပါ။

ဒီလူတန္းစားထဲ အထိအာဏာရွင္စနစ္ေရာက္လာတာ အေတာ္ အံ့ဩမိတယ္။

ဆရာဝန္ေတြအဆင့္မမွီရင္ သူတို႕လက္ထဲအသက္အပ္ထားရတဲ့လူနာေတြ ရဲ့ဘဝကို

စဥ္းစားစာနာၾကည့္ ၾကပါ။တကယ္ေတာ့ ျမန္မာျပည္ကဆရာဝန္အသိုင္းအဝိုင္းမွာ who is

who ဆိုတာ အျခင္းျခင္း သိေနၾကပါတယ္။ ကိုယ့္ legacy ကိုယ့္သမိုင္းကိုယ္ေရးေနၾကတာ

ကိုမေမ့ဖို႕ ဆရာၾကီးမ်ားကိုဆရာလုပ္လိုက္ရပါတယ္။


Poem To My Father

I have decided to re post my favorite poem  that dedicated to my late father.

Sit Mone

Poem To My Father


You said you wanted to see a free Burma

You have left this world without seeing it..


You taught me English in a very remote town of Burma

You did not buy toys, but books

You did not tell fairytales, but real stories of heroes from Aung San to Lincoln…


When the first man landed on the moon, you woke me up early in the morning

To listen to the voice:” The Eagle has landed” from VOA

His message was ” When there is a will, there is a way”.


When I was a teenager, you started telling me about democracy;

Liberty,Freedom, Equality,…and all the Universal Values

Separation of power in Democracy ..

and you made me aware that ” Burma was under the Tyrannic Rule”


I remember the day.. you read to me Readers Digest

About a brave man called”Gogi” who survived a plane crash at below zero degree Celcius in the Arctic,

And instilled the knowledge of courage


Let me recall the day… you gave me the book


Until now I still keep this book with me

For the struggle against wrongful punishment

The theme you wanted me to cherish…


When I came back during the University Holidays

We sipped cups of tea… with Laphet together

Sometimes we forgot to keep track of time … our talks went far into midnight

What we talked about was … how to change Burma


During the year 1988…you have shown me courage

That I will never forget

Dedicated to the country that you love with pride..


The day that you had a heart attack..

You were unconscious..in a ward

When you woke up …the first question you asked was

“Did NLD win in a landslide?”


You survived for another decade

You were busy listening to the radio when ever I visited Rangoon

However you refused to follow me to the free world

Always optimistic …Daw Suu was the hero


You told me Daw Suu…was an unexpected gift for Burmese Democracy

She was not in Shu Maung’s game plan..

And you believed that the truth will prevail


You encouraged me to migrate early

Nevertheless, always reminding me not to forget my roots

Make sure that all his children will always love Burma


You are no more around.. in this world

But your dream…The Freedom of Burma is now not impossible

With unity..and help of those who would love Freedom for Burma.

Dedicated to my late father who passed away a few years ago, without seeing a FREE BURMA

Sit Mone