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Barber's Chair

Barber's Chair

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05/10/2014

 
BARBER'S CHAIR By SHWE YOE
BARBER'S CHAIR
ဆတၱာသည္ထိ  ုင္ခံ  ု
Skin Deep
Aေရျပားတစ္ေထာက္
By SHWE YOE
ေရႊရိ  ု း
Friday, February 13, 2009Smartly dressed in a traditional Muslim gown and a brimless cloth hat, a newcustomer took a seat in the barbers chair and picked up a copy of The New Light of Myanmar to read as the barber sharpened his scissors to give him a haircut.
 မြ တ္ စလင္ မ္ ထံ  ု းစံA၀တ္ရွည္ႏွင္  ့လွ ်ာမပါေသာ A၀တ္Uီ းထု ပ္ ကိ  ုသပ္သပ္ရပ္ရပ္ ၀တ္ ထားသူ တစ္Uီ း ဆံသဆိ  ုင္သိ  ု ႔ဆံ ပင္ညွ ပ္ရန္ေရာက္ရွ  ိလာျပီ း ဆံ ပင္ညွ ပ္ဆရာ၏ ထိ  ုင္ခံ  ု တြင္ထိ  ုင္ရင္ း …
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ဆံ ပင္ညွ ပ္ဆရာ က  ကပ္ေၾကးေသြ းေနသည္ ကိ  ု ေစာင္  ့ေနစU္Aနားတြင္ရွ  ိေသာ ျမန္ မာ့Aလင္ းသတင္ းစာကိ  ုဖတ္ရန္ ေကာက္ ကိ  ုင္ လိ  ု က္ပါသည္
“Let’s see what has been going on these last days in our learned government’sstandoff with the Rohingya,” the man stated boldly.
 ျပီ းေနာက္ထိ  ုသူ က Aသံ ကိ  ုAနည္ းငယ္ ျမွင့  ္ ကာျဖင္  ့
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ဒီရက္ေတြ ထဲ မွ ာ ရိ  ု ဟင္ ဂ်ာေတြနဲ ႔ ငါတိ  ု ႔ရဲ ေရႊUာဏ္ေတာ္ စူ းလွ တဲ  ့Aစိ  ု းရနဲ ႔လိ ပ္ခဲ တည္ းလည္ းျဖစ္ေနတာေတြဘာေတြျဖစ္ေနသလဲ လိ  ု ႔  ၾကည္  ့ရUီ းမယ္
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 လိ  ု ႔ေျပာလိ  ု က္ေတာ့
The barber stopped for a moment and looked squarely at the Muslim man.“The Rohingya?” he said. “Have you been following the news about the boatpeople?”
ဆံ ပင္ညွ ပ္ဆရာက ရု တ္ တရက္ရပ္ လိ  ုက္ ျပီ း မြ တ္ စလင္ မ္ လူ ၾကီ းကိ  ု တခ်က္ ပင္  ့ ၾကည္  ့ ကာ
........ “
ရိ  ု ဟင္ ဂ်ာ  ဟု တ္ လား ” …
.........“
ေလွ စီ းတဲ  ့ လူေတြသတင္ းကိ  ုေျပာတာလား” …
.......
 လိ  ု ႔ေမးလိ  ု က္ ပါတယ္
"Of course," the customer said. “But I have been upcountry for the past few weeksand didn’t hear any national news. This military government of ours may not be ableto export any products, you know. But it can certainly produce exports—humanbeings!”
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BARBER'S CHAIR By SHWE YOE
 ဟု တ္ တာေပါ့ဗ်ာ …
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ဆိ  ု ျပီ း ဆံ ပင္ လာညွ ပ္သူ က ဆိ  ု ကာ ဆက္လက္ ျပီ း …
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 ကၽြန္ေတာ္ဒီရက္ေတြ ထဲ ႏိ  ုင္ငံ ျခားထြ က္ေနတာနဲ႕ ျပည္ တြင္ းထဲ ကသတင္ းေတြ ဘာမွ မၾကားရဘူ းျဖစ္ေနတယ္  က်ဳပ္ တိ  ု ႔ရဲ႕ စစ္Aစိ  ု းရကေတာ့ဗ်ာ Aရင္ က ျပည္ ပကိ  ု ဘာထုတ္ ကုန္ မွသာ မထု တ္ႏိ  ုင္ တာ ဒါေပမဲ  ့Aခု ေတာ့ ထု တ္ႏိ  ုင္ ျပီဗ် Aဲဒါဘာလဲသိ လား လူေတြပဲဗ်ိဳ႕
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 လူေတြ ကိ  ုေတာ့ထု တ္ႏိ  ုင္သားဗ် …
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The barber smiled wryly and began cutting the man’s hair. “Indeed,” he said.
ဆံ ပင္ညွ ပ္ဆရာက ႏု ပ္ခမ္ းေလးတြန္႕ရံ  ု ျပံဳးလိ  ုက္ ျပီ း …
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Aမွန္ ပဲဗ်ာ …
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ဆိ  ုကာ ထိ  ုသူ၏ဆံပင္ ကိ  ု  စတင္ညွ ပ္ ပါေတာ့သည္
“This is a diabolical problem,” continued the customer, becoming more animated.
 တကယ္ေတာ့ဒါဟာ ေတာ္ေတာ္ဆိ  ု းတဲ  ့ ျပသနာပဲဆု  ိျပီ း ဆံ ပင္ လာညွ ပ္သူ က စိ တ္Aား ထက္သန္ စြ ာ ေျပာလိ  ု က္ ပါတယ္
“The issue of boatpeople is really an issue of a deteriorating domestic economy. Whyelse would everyone be running away to other countries?” “Or sometimes evenpaddling away in an ice box,” the barber muttered.
Aမွန္ က ေလွ စီ းသူေတြရဲ႕ Aေရးဆိ  ု တာလဲျပည္ တြင္ းမွ ာ စီ းပြ ားေရးေတြ ခၽြ တ္ ျခံဳက်လာလိ  ု ႔ ဒီ လိ  ုေတြ  ျဖစ္ လာတာပဲေပါ့၊ ဒါမွ မဟု တ္ယင္ ဘယ္သူ က တျခားႏိ  ုင္ငံ ကိ  ုထြ က္ေျပးၾကမွ ာလဲ …
........?
“Exactly!” nodded the Muslim.
ဒါAမွန္ ပဲ
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ဆိ  ု ျပီ း မြ တ္ စလင္ မ္ လူ ၾကီ းက ေခါင္ းညိ  ွ ပ္ လု  ိ က္ ပါတယ္
"Calm down, my friend. Let me cut your hair first," the barber whispered, patting theman on the shoulder.
 စိ တ္ေလွ ်ာ့ ပါဗ်ာ ကၽြန္ေတာ္ ကိ  ုဆံ ပင္Aရပ္ညွ ပ္ခြင္  ့ေပးAံ  ု း …
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ဆိ  ု ျပီ း ဆံ ပင္ညွ ပ္ဆရာက ပခံ  ု းကိ  ု Aသာေလးဖိ ျပီ းတိ  ု းတိ  ု းေျပာလိ  ု က္ပါတယ္
"Thank you,” he replied. “But don't shave my moustache and my beard. That's part of my Muslim identity."
ေက်းဇူ းပဲဗ်ာ …
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 လိ  ု ႔ဆံ ပင္ လာညွ ပ္သူ က ေျပာယင္ းတဆက္တည္ းမွ ာ …
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 ကၽြန္ေတာ္  ့  မု တ္ဆိတ္ကိ  ုေတာ့မရိ ပ္နဲ႕ဗ်ာ ဒါကကၽြန္ေတာ္  ့တိ  ု ႔ မြ တ္ စလင္ မ္ေတြရဲ႕ Aမွ တ္Aသားဗ် …
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 လိ  ု ႔ေျပာလိ  ု က္ ပါတယ္
"Do you think that’s why our consul-general in Hong Kong commented that theMuslim Rohingyas were different in appearance from the typical Burmese?"
ရိ  ု ဟင္ ဂ်ာေတြ က သာမန္ဗမာေတြနဲ ႔မတူဘူ းလိ  ု ႔ ေဟာင္ေကာင္ က ငါတိ  ု ႔ ေကာင္ စစ္ ၀န္ က ဘာေၾကာင္  ့ေျပာတယ္ ထင္သလဲ ခင္ဗ်ားသိ လား …
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BARBER'S CHAIR By SHWE YOE
“What?” the customer said. “I didn’t know about this. I’ve been out of town for awhile. Tell me what happened?”
ဘာေျပာတယ္ကွ ၽြန္ေတာ္ မၾကားမိ ပါလား ကၽြန္ေတာ္ Aျပင္ေရာက္ေနလိ  ု ႔
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ဘာေတြ ျဖစ္ တာလဲနဲနဲေျပာျပပါAံ  ု း
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 လိ  ု ႔ဆံ ပင္ညွ ပ္ရန္ လာသူ က ေမးလု  ိက္ ပါသည္
"He said that the Burmese government has never accepted the Rohingyas as one of the ethnicgroups of Burma,” explained the barber. “Then he said that the poor Rohingya boatpeople on thenews were—and I quote—as ugly as ogres.”
ဆံ ပင္ညွ ပ္ဆရာက
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ဒီ လိ  ုဗ် ျမန္ မာAစိ  ု းရက ဒီရိ  ု ဟင္ ဂ်ာေတြကိ  ုျမန္ မာ့တိ  ုင္ းရင္ းသား Aု ပ္ စု တစ္ခု Aေနနဲ႕ ဘယ္ တံ  ု းကမွAသိAမွ တ္ မျပဳခဲ  ့ဘူ း လိ  ု ႔ေျပာသဗ်
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ဆက္ ျပီ းေတာ့ဆံ ပင္ညွ ပ္ဆရာကပဲ
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ဒါတင္ဘယ္ ကမတံ  ု းဗ် သတင္ းထဲ မွ ာဗ်ာ ဒီသနားစရာ ေကာင္ းတဲ  ့ရိ  ု ဟင္ ဂ်ာ ေလွ စီ းသူေတြ ကိ  ု  လူသားစားတဲ  ့ဘီလူ းေတြနဲ ႔တူ တယ္ တဲ  ့ဗ်ား …
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“What!?!” exclaimed the man in the chair, his voice rising. “What a disgusting, racistthing to say. And this is a Burmese diplomat???”
 ထိ  ုင္ခံ  ု မွထိ  ုင္ေနတဲ  ့သူ က................. “ဘာ” လိ  ု ႔ တစ္ခ်က္ တည္ းေAာ္ လိ  ု က္ ပါတယ္
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 လူ မ်ိဳးေရးAစြန္ းေရာက္တဲ  ့စကားေျပာစရာလား … ဒါနဲ ႔ေနပါAံ  ု း Aဲဒါ ျမန္ မာသံ တမန္ တဲ  ့ လား
???
“Yes, very diplomatic indeed,” replied the barber. “Ye Mint Aung is his name. Hewent on to say that the Rohingya couldn’t be from Myanmar, because they havebrown skin and were not—in his words—fair and soft like Burmans.”
 ဟု တ္ ပါ့ဗ်ား တကယ္  ့ ကိ  ုသံ တမန္Aစစ္ ပဲဆိ  ု ျပီ........ ဆံ ပင္ညွ ပ္ဆရာက ျပန္ေျပာလိ  ု က္ ပါသည္ Aဲဒီေကာင္နံ မယ္ က ရဲ ျမင္  ့ေAာင္ တဲ  ့သူ ကေျပာတာကေတာ့ဗ်ာ ရိ  ု ဟင္ ဂ်ာေတြ က ျမန္ မာျပည္ ကလာတာ  မျဖစ္ႏိ  ုင္ဘူ းေပါ့ဘာျဖစ္ လိ  ု ႔ လဲဆိ  ုေတာ့ဒီ လူေတြ ကAသား ညိဳတယ္(မည္ းတယ္)ေပါ့ဗ်ာ …...သူ ႔ စကားAရ Aဲဒီ လူေတြ က ဗမာေတြလိ  ုAသားAေရာင္မျဖဴဘူ း AသားAေရ မၾကမ္ းဘူ း ဆိ  ု ပဲ
"Fair and soft?” exclaimed the Muslim. “What is this guy? A model for skin creams?”
AသားAေရာင္မျဖဴဘူ း AသားAေရ မၾကမ္ းဘူ း ဟု တ္ လား …..ဆိ  ု ျပီ း  မြ တ္ စလင္ လူ ၾကီ းကေျပာကာ........ဒီေကာင္ က ဘာေကာင္ လဲကြ …..သူ ႔ ကိ  ု ယ္သူ Aသားလွေဆးေၾကာ္ ျငာတဲ  ့ ေမာ္ဒယ္ လိ  ု ႔ ထင္ေနသလား …......
“No, just your average xenophobic Burmese ambassador,” said the barber with ashrug.
 မဟု တ္ ပါဘူ းဗ်ာ Aေၾကာက္ လြန္ေနတဲ  ့ သာမန္ျမန္ မာ သံAမတ္ တစ္ေကာင္ပါပဲ ဆိ  ု  ု ျပီ းပခံ  ု းတြန္ ႔  ျပီ းေျပာလိ  ု က္ ပါသည္
“Maybe we should stick him on a boat and cast him adrift for a few weeks and seehow fair and soft his skin is after that?” sneered the Muslim.
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