Tag: Myanmar

ကိုလိုနီ စိတ်မှ လွတ်မြောက်ပြီး ဒီမိုကရေစီနည်းကျ အသိပညာပြန့်ပွားရေး၊ FORSEA ပညာရှင်များ စကားဝိုင်း

ရိုဟင်ဂျာလူမျိုးစုနှင့် ၎င်းတို့သမိုင်းကို မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှ ဖျက်ဆီးခြင်းတို့ကို ဂျင်န်နိုဆိုက် (genocide) လူမျိုးတုံးအမြစ်ဖြုတ်မှု အဖြစ်ရှုမြင်ခြင်းနှင့် ပတ်သက်၍ ကမ္ဘာ့အဆင့်ပညာရှင်များ စကားဝိုင်းတစ်ရပ် ပြုလုပ်ခဲ့သည်။

/ January 15, 2022

Post-Holocaust Genocides as a Single Clearest Indictment of the Criminal Failure of the United Nations & World Civilization

FORSEA’s new YouTube LIVE Dialogue series “Decolonizing Minds, Democratizing Knowledge” hosted its first episode, looking at Rohingya identity and history destruction by Myanmar as a real-world case.

/ January 15, 2022

The Violent Legacies in Myanmar of Colonial Knowledge and Area Studies

A major problem standing in the way of progress of what should be a joint front is that academics have clung to the myth that academics are observers, not participants, and that they should stand beyond politics. Unfortunately, in the Area Studies of the American and the British Academies, the 'discipline IS political'. Our disciplines have emerged from the colonial period as tools of empire and were preserved after the...

/ January 13, 2022

The Destruction of Rohingya Identity and History: Myanmar’s Continuing Genocide, Colonial Knowledge and Burma Studies

This week FORSEA is launching a new dialogue series “Decolonizing Minds and Democratising Knowledge”. Our inaugural episode is on the destruction of Rohingya identity and history by Myanmar state (the national military) and non-state actors (a local militia and its local community), the process of which involves perpetrating groups, inter alia, using heavily British colonial era records such as censuses designed and taken for colonial administrative purposes.

/ January 12, 2022

Experts in Myanmar Affairs: Usurping Local Voices and Doing Harm

FORSEA is hosting an all-Burmese dialogue – in Burmese and English languages – with critical intellectuals and activists whose knowledge is grounded in their grassroots experiences. The speakers are acutely aware of the fact that as the wretched of Myanmar, they are fighting wars on multiple fronts – against the neo-imperialist thought, space and system where local knowledge is typically relegated to second class.

/ December 22, 2021

“I Was Not Used by the Military”: Myanmar Dictator Ne Win’s Most Influential Educational Reformer Dr Nyi Nyi

I am writing these words not so much as an obituary of a public figure who helped lay the educational foundation for Burma’s military-controlled politico-economic system but as a tale which offers some invaluable lessons for the western-educated elite, who self-perceive themselves as advisers, policy actors and power brokers in the government of the day.

/ December 18, 2021

A Myanmar’s Military That Burns Civilians Alive Ought to be Designated as Terrorist

While governments and human rights organizations were occupied with the farce of the coup junta’s trial of Aung San Suu Kyi and the expected guilty verdict on 6 December 2021, the junta’s back-to-back acts of terrorism have not been reported in the ways they deserve and nor have they received worldwide scrutiny and condemnation.

/ December 9, 2021

China-US Tensions: Their Impact on Myanmar and Broader Southeast Asia

The next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Across Asia, on Wednesday 17 November, discusses China-US Tensions: Their Impact on Myanmar and Broader Southeast Asia with four expects on the region.

/ November 11, 2021

Why Have Myanmar Activists Begun Talking, Approvingly, about Balkanizing Their Country?

I want to spell out clearly my stance on this taboo subject: I see the Balkanization of Myanmar as the only viable end to what the overwhelming majority of Burmese public, including religious and ethnic minorities, experience as a home-grown Fascist occupier.

/ November 11, 2021

The Balkanization of Myanmar: Minorities’ Solution to 70-years of the Colonial Rule & Political Repression?

The next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Across Asia discusses Myanmar with Rual Lian Than, an ethnic Chin researcher and activist.

/ November 3, 2021