12 July 2012
A Response to the coalition of 31 international NGOs calling forthe immigration law reform in Burma
As the Burmese political activists residing in overseas for more than twodecades, we take the minority issue seriously. First of all, we would like to clarifythat the recent crisis in Arakan state was not based on the race or religion but thecrimes committed by both parties. The lack of rule of law and corruptionsemployed by the military rule for decades were to be blamed for it.The question here for the coalition of 31 international NGOs that suggests whatthe lawmakers in Burma should do with regard to the immigration law reform isthat does it really think that more than 80% MPs made up of the cronies andgoons of the military will listen to what they ask for? Of course not, it alreadyknows it. If the coalition of 31 international NGOs thinks it might work to push theopposition MPs, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, made up of less than 20% inthe whole parliament, in this case, there is something wrong with these NGOs.
Let’s say if Burma is
a well established democracy, should the lawmakers inBurma listen to their constituents or a bunch of NGOs from overseas?Representative, in its own definition, is to represent the will of the constituents.
t the NGOs think? Also, is it so premature to suggest the lawmakers whatshould/ should not be inserted in the reform law that has not yet been set in theagenda to discuss in the parliament? Remember, no mino
rity’s rights is
stillguaranteed under 2008 constitution in Burma.If the coalition of 31 international NGOs thinks it has moral responsibility to craft
the other nation’s laws, our question here is that how many of the
se NGOsmembers have involved in the law making process in their own country?The fallacy of these NGOs begins with quoting the UN institutions that alwayshave left the loopholes for the superpower nations and their cohorts to dowhatever they want in the end
have a look at the most dangerousinstitution called R2P. Why did the superpowers use R2P against Libya? And,
they use it against Syria, and why not? Does the coalition of 31international NGOs think it should write a draft resolution or suggestion -
size fit it
, a universal approach - in this regard and send it to the UNSC? Anyway, the point we would like make here is that no law is perfect in this world. And, all of the laws must at least reflect the will of the majority people in thenations of their own.