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URUMQI RIOT – do not supress the Uighurs

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Uighur are being treated as a second class citizen and received the same harassment as Tibetian.

This is a systematic ethnic cleansing campaign by the China government to wipe out or at least to outnumbered the Uighur by exporting Han ethnic to their land, Xinjiang.  For thousand of years, the world knew that Xinjiang that lies in the Turkistan was the land and place of the Uighur and any attempt to break the majority will definately end with bloody campaign.

The process of bringing other ethnic to mix up with local ethnic is a tactic of multiple regime in the world to ensure continuous support and to stop nationalism from getting support.  Some succeed but some failed.

Another issue, the uprising of the Uighurs had been blanket by the government of China as the movement of terrorist or Islamic resistance.   By claiming that, they hope the world and the western media especially will not look into the matter deeper.  It is a cheap and dirty tactics to surpress its own citizen. 

The absence of international media in Xinjiang will be the golden opportunity for the government to launch the same scale or even worst ethnic cleansing than Bosnian war.  I have doubt that the police and military will protect the Uighurs, China record on handling crisis and uprising is not good at all.

China is using various NGOs and pro-China media to cover up the bloody riot in Urumqi as a terrorist plot to the topple the legitimate government.   They critisize western medias as being bias in reporting and supporting terrorism.  This propaganda game is well orchestrated and being monitored to ensure the world not to get the real story happenned on the ground.

I demand that the government of China to stop torturing and opressing Uighur Muslim and to stop transporting immigrant Han to the Xinjiang Land immediately.

Shahrul Peshawar, Alor Setar

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Hospitality’s ultimate test: In Pakistan, displaced seek shelter house by house

By: Matt Hackworth/CWS

MARDAN, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan — Awalkhan has four spare rooms in his modest house, now a temporary hostel to 30 people.

“Because I had spare rooms, I host them,” Awalkhan said, sitting on the edge of a traditional rattan charpoy bed. “They have no other way.”

The people in Awalkhan’s home are like most in Pakistan who are displaced by the fighting between national army and Taliban forces. They left in a hurry, with little more than the clothes on their backs, and fled to the home of a relative or close friend.

United Nations figures document 1.7 million have fled escalating violence in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province. That number is likely far below the total number of people affected because so many have found refuge in the homes of others.

“It could be as high as 90 percent of people who fled are unaccounted for, simply because they’re staying with a host family,” CWS Pakistan/Afghanistan Director Marvin Parvez. (Parvez is also the Asia/Pacific Regional Director for Church World Service.) “These are families who didn’t have much to begin with, and now they have the added strain of caring for others. They need our help.”

Just as CWS has provided food packages and blankets in the nearby Sheik Yasin Camp, where 9,000 displaced persons live in tents, the agency has also provided food and supplies to families who have opened their homes to people in need.

A local partner in Mardan, Movement for Rural Development Organization, helped CWS identify homes where needs are particularly strong.

“The people of this community are very poor,” MRDO Chairman Sawar Khan said. “They are completely dependent upon NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and the public.”

Smaller villages ring the outskirts of Mardan, where locals in native colorful dress, called shalwar khamiz, seek shelter from the blistering heat inside homes made of thick mud plaster. Over a thick cup of local chai tea and pastries, village elder Mohammed Younas Khan describes how his community is handling such an influx of people.

“If someone has four rooms, they give two rooms to the people,” Khan said, stroking his white beard. “If they have one room, they share it. That’s how we’re handling it.

“But it’s our prayer to Allah that the people should be able to go home,” Khan said.

Pakistan’s army set a deadline of June 25 for its operations against the Taliban to conclude. The deadline passed and troops continue to fight.

One thing is clear in Mardan: Families remain just as scared of life under Taliban rule as they are of being caught in a military firefight. Women duck under headscarves at the sight of a still camera, for fear the Taliban might see their photo, in violation of the Islamic laws of Sharia.

So, families remain in Mardan, caught between harsh justice and military might, far from home. For Awalkhan, the uncertainty facing the 30 people in his home produces at least one bit of clarity.

“I will continue to host them because this is my duty,” he said.

How to help

Church World Service is helping to provide food, shelter and medical care for displaced children and families in Pakistan. Contributions to support Church World Service emergency response and recovery efforts may be made online, by phone (800.297.1516), or sent to Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515.

Media Contact:

Lesley Crosson, 212-870-2676 lcrosson@churchworldservice.org

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I turn my back to the Police Force

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I really dissapointed with Malaysian Police Force.

The way they react to the Pakatan Rakyat and rakyat as if they are the tugs and terrorists.

I was so shocked that despite claiming that they are among the best and most professional force in the world, they still did what third world countries Police did.

They even pull people from a coffee shop – so desperate to show power.

They are the one who stir our peaceful country by not doing their job properly.

I wonder how many police had been stationed in Ipoh on 7th May 2009 – for the sake of pulling down a legitimate state government.

and WE knew, EVERYBODY knew, THE WHOLE WORLD knew – that Malaysian police failed to curb Mat Rempit, Drug Addicts, Pirate VCD and still they couldnt solved Nur Jazlin case.

What a shame.

Contrary, they spend all their mights and machineries to stop the up-rising of the people.  They use whatever power remains to instill fear to the people.  They use maximum torture to the people.  They are the one who denied the rights of the people.

Pause for a while – where are in the world now the most mighty Romans?  where are now the police of Shah Iran?  where are they now?  They have gone when the people rise and fight for their right.   The same is waiting you PDRM!.  Once you become a pensioner – you will know how high is the sky and what the blue uniform can provide you then.

Your salary was paid by the rakyat.  Your duty was to protect rakyat.  Your heart should side with rakyat.  You are not paid by BN, you are made slave by them.

I’m not scared.

Shahrul Peshawar, Alor Setar

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Ban calls Sri Lanka’s president as humanitarian crisis worsens in conflict zone

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the president of Sri Lanka by telephone yesterday about the worsening humanitarian crisis in the northern area of the country where some 250,000 civilians are trapped by fighting between Government forces and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

In his conversation with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mr. Ban also conveyed his strong concern about the heavy casualties being inflicted on civilians, including children.

“The Secretary-General reiterates the responsibility of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to allow people to move to wherever they feel safe and the obligation of the Government to conduct its military operations with due regard to the need to safeguard civilian lives,” his spokesperson Michele Montas said.

The UN Children Fund (UNICEF) said today that children had been utterly traumatized during the conflict, as families hid in underground shelters with very few resources.

According to the World Food Programme (WFP), the entire population of the Vanni region where fighting is taking place is facing a food crisis due to displacement of the population as well as crop failure and recent floods.

Livelihoods have been almost completely lost, coping mechanisms have been exhausted and people are dependent on humanitarian food aid for survival, WFP reports.

The agency said that it has sent 11 convoys into the region since September 2008, to keep some 230,000 people alive.

The last UN convoy was sent in on 16 January, carrying only enough food for about one week, and WFP has not, to date, been able to get clearance to send in others despite promises from authorities.

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Pemberontak LTTE bina kapal selam sendiri

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GAMBAR tanpa tarikh yang dikeluarkan oleh Kementerian Pertahanan Sri Lanka semalam merakamkan askar-askar kerajaan memeriksa kapal selam jenis kraf yang dibina oleh pemberontak LTTE di sebuah perkampungan di Udayarkattu. – AFP

COLOMBO 29 Jan. – Askar Sri Lanka hari ini menemui sebuah kapal selam yang dibina sendiri oleh pemberontak Harimau Pembebasan Tamil Eelam (LTTE) di timur laut negara ini.

Askar menemui kapal selam itu semasa menjalankan operasi mencari anggota pemberontak LTTE di kampung Udayarkattu, menurut satu kenyataan tentera kerajaan.

Menurut kenyataan itu, askar kerajaan juga menemui tiga bot yang boleh digunakan untuk melancarkan serangan berani mati ke atas kapal tentera laut.

“Dipercayai inilah satu-satunya pertubuhan pengganas di dunia yang memiliki kapal selam,” menurut kenyataan itu.

Tentera kerajaan dan LTTE kini terbabit dalam pertempuran sengit di timur laut negara ini, yang merupakan kubu kuat LTTE. – AFP

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Guantanamo detainee ‘was tortured’

 

A Saudi Arabian national held at the US prison facility in Guantanamo Bay was tortured by US military personnel over his alleged involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks, a senior US official has said.

Mohammed al-Qahtani suffered techniques including sustained isolation, sleep deprivation, nudity and prolonged exposure to cold, Susan Crawford, told the Washington Post newspaper on Wednesday.

Crawford, the Bush administration official in charge of deciding whether to bring detainees to trial, said the torture left al-Qahtani in a “life-threatening condition”.

“This was not any one particular act; this was just a combination of things that had a medical impact on him,” she said.

“It was abusive and uncalled for. And coercive.”

She said she could not recommend he face prosecution as he had been subjected to torture.

‘Dangerous man’

Crawford said a decision on what to do with al-Qahtani was yet to be made as he was still considered “a very dangerous man”.

“What do you do with him now if you don’t charge him and try him? I would be hesitant to say, ‘Let him go’,” she told the paper. 

Both George Bush, the US president, and Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, have rejected allegations that the US tortured suspects being held at the US facility in Guantanamo, Cuba.

There has been widespread controversy over the use of the interrogation technique of “waterboarding”, which simulates drowning, and which the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) admitted in February last year had been used on three detainees at Guantanamo.

A confession made by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, was reportedly obtained using the method.

‘Restrictive’ policies

Geoff Morrell, a spokesman for the Pentagon, told the Post that it took any allegations of abuse “seriously” but that investigations into their detention operations on detainees, including al-Qahtani, found that the “special” techniques used on him “were lawful”.

Morell said that the Pentagon had adopted “new and more restrictive” policies for interrogation following the reviews.

“Some of the aggressive questioning techniques used on al-Qahtani, although permissible at the time, are no longer allowed in the updated army field manual,” he told the paper.

Qahtani, sometimes alleged to be the so-called “20th hijacker” of the September 11 attacks, was denied entry into the US in August 2001 and captured in Afghanistan in January 2002 before being transported to Guantanamo Bay, the paper said.

War crimes charges against him were dismissed in May last year by Crawford, but military prosecutors said in November that they would seek to refile charges based on subsequent interrogations that did not employ the harsher techniques, the paper said.

About 255 men are still being held in Guantanamo Bay, mostly al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects captured during the US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

Barack Obama, the US president-elect, is expected to issue an executive order to close the facility.

The fate of the detainees remains uncertain until US officials resolve legal and logistical problems, including where those not set for trial could be sent.

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COMMANDO COME IN and the CASUALTIES GOES UP

Some friends told me;

Mumbai bombings again shows how some countries sometime did not really bother about life of their own people and others.

The idea of having special trained team for emergency or attacked is to safe the life of hostages and reduced casualties but in Mumbai case, it seems that the commandos without really knew who’s who in the building – launch a prestige attack and ended up with such a number of people being killed.

Is any negotiations being held between the authorities and the attackers being held continously?  People life should have some price and we have to try to reduce the casualties, killing the attackers will be the easiest way to settle the problem and might as well from the beginning we bombed the hotel.

SHAHRUL PESHAWAR, Larkin, Johor Bharu

 

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