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 သာသနာေရးဝန္ႀကီးသစ္၏ေျပာဆုိခ်က္ကုိ အစၥလာမ္အသိုင္းအဝန္း ကန္႔ကြက္

April 6, 2016

 

 

ၿဖိဳးသီဟခ်ိဳ (Myanmar Now) – သာသနာေရးဝန္ႀကီးသစ္၏ေျပာဆုိခ်က္ကုိ အစၥလာမ္အသိုင္းအဝန္း ကန္႔ကြက္
(မုိးမခ) ဧၿပီ ၆၊ ၂၀၁၆

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ရန္ကုန္ (Myanmar Now) – အစုိးရသစ္၏ သာသနာေရးႏွင့္ ယဥ္ေက်းမႈဝန္ႀကီး သူရဦးေအာင္ကိုသည္  ဧၿပီ ၁ ရက္ေန႔ ေရဒီယိုအင္တာဗ်ဴးတစ္ခုတြင္ အျငင္းပြားဖြယ္အသံုးအႏႈန္းတစ္ခု ထည့္သြင္းေျပာဆိုခဲ့ေသာေၾကာင့္ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ ေရးဆိုင္ ရာ အဖဲြ႔မ်ားႏွင့္ အထင္ကရ မြတ္စလင္တခ်ဳိ႕၏ ကန္႔ကြက္မႈႏွင့္ ရင္ဆိုင္ေနရသည္။

သူရဦးေအာင္ကို ျပည္ေထာင္စုဝန္ႀကီးအျဖစ္ စတင္တာဝန္ထမ္းေဆာင္သည့္ေန႔က ေတြ႔ဆံုေမးျမန္း ထုတ္လႊင့္သည့္ ဗီြအို ေအျမန္မာဌာန၏ အင္တာဗ်ဴးတြင္ စစ္အစုိးရလက္ထက္ “ဧည့္ႏိုင္ငံသားေတြ အမ်ားစု ကိုးကြယ္တဲ့ အစၥလာမ္ ဘာသာ၊ ဟိႏၵဴဘာသာ အပါအ၀င္ အျခား ဘာသာငယ္ေတြ အေပၚမွာေတာ့ျဖင့္ ထူးၿပီးေတာ့မွ ဖိႏွိပ္ ခ်ဳပ္ခ်ယ္တာမ်ိဳးေတာ့ မရွိခဲ့ပါဘူး” ဟူေသာ ေျပာဆိုခ်က္ပါ အသံုးအႏႈန္းမွာ လက္ခံႏိုင္စရာမရိွဟု ကန္႔ကြက္သူမ်ားက ေဝဖန္ၾကသည္။

အစၥလာမ္သာသနာေရးေကာင္စီဌာနခ်ဳပ္၊  တြဲဘက္အေထြေထြအတြင္းေရးမႈးခ်ဳပ္ ဦးဝဏၰေရႊက “ဧည့္ႏုိင္ငံသား” ဟူေသာ စကားလံုးေၾကာင့္ စိတ္ထိခိုက္ရသည္ဟု ဆိုသည္။

“ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႔ကို ဒီႏုိင္ငံသားမဟုတ္ဘူးလို႔ေျပာတာ ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ ႏုိင္ငံခ်စ္စိတ္ကို ေစာ္ကားတာပဲ။ ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ အေျခအေနမွန္ကို ထိခိုက္ေအာင္ နာက်င္ေအာင္ေျပာတာပဲ၊ ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႔  ခံရေတာ္ေတာ္ခက္ပါတယ္” ဟု ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ဇာတိ အသက္ ၅ဝ ေက်ာ္အရြယ္ ဦးဝဏၰေရႊက ေျပာသည္။

ဦးဝဏၰေရြတို႔၏ေကာင္စီအပါအဝင္ ႏုိင္ငံအတြင္း အစၥလာမ္အဖြဲ႔အမ်ားအျပား ပူးေပါင္းထားသည့္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံလံုးဆိုင္ရာ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာေရးအဖြဲ႔ႀကီးက ဧၿပီလ ၃ ရက္ေန႔တြင္  ကန္႔ကြက္ေၾကာင္း ေၾကညာလိုက္ၿပီး အျမန္ဆံုး ေျဖရွင္းခ်က္ေပးရန္ ဝန္ႀကီးဌာနကုိ ေတာင္းဆိုလိုက္သည္။

အစိုးရသစ္၏ အေနအထားကို နားလည္ေသာ္လည္း  ဘာသာမတူသူ ႏုိင္ငံသားမ်ားအၾကား ေရရွည္တြင္ သေဘာထားကြဲဲစရာ ျဖစ္လာႏုိင္သည့္အတြက္ ေၾကညာခ်က္ထုတ္ျပန္ရျခင္းျဖစ္သည္ဟု သူက ရွင္းျပသည္။

“ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ နုိင္ငံသားျဖစ္မႈကို ထင္ေယာင္ထင္မွားျဖစ္ေစတဲ့ ကိစၥမ်ိဳး ျဖစ္ေနေတာ့ မျဖစ္မေန ေျပာရတာပါ။ က်န္တာဆို ရင္ေတာ့ နုိင္ငံရဲ႕ အေျခအေနအေပၚလိုက္ၿပီးေတာ့ ႏႈတ္ဆိတ္ေနတာေတြ အမ်ားႀကီးရွိပါတယ္“ ဟု သူက ဆိုသည္။

ဝန္ႀကီး၏ အျငင္းပြားဖြယ္ျဖစ္ေနေသာ အသံုးအႏႈန္းႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္ၿပီး သာသနာေရးႏွင့္ ယဥ္ေက်းမႈဝန္ႀကီးဌာနကို Myanmar Now က ဆက္သြယ္ေမးျမန္းရာ တာဝန္ရိွသူတစ္ဦးက ဝန္ႀကီးဌာန၏ အင္တာနက္စာမ်က္ႏွာပါ ေျဖရွင္းခ်က္ကိုသာ ညႊန္းဆိုခဲ့သည္။

ညႊန္းဆိုသည့္ ေျဖရွင္းခ်က္တြင္  အစုိးရေဟာင္း၏ သာသနာေရးဝန္ႀကီးဌာန အင္တာနက္စာမ်က္ႏွာ တြင္ “နိုင္ငံသားအခ်ဳိ႕နွင့္ ဧည့္နိုင္ငံသားမ်ားကိုးကြယ္တဲ့အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ” ဟု“ထပ္မံ ျဖည့္စြက္” ေျဖၾကားေၾကာင္း ေရးသားထားသည္။

အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာဝင္ ႏိုင္ငံေရးသမားတို႔၏ တုန္႔ျပန္ခ်က္
သူရဦးေအာင္ကို၏ စကားလံုးအသံုးအႏႈန္းႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ၿပီး သူ႔ကို ဝန္ႀကီးအျဖစ္ စိတ္ႀကိဳက္ေရြးခ်ယ္ခဲ့သည့္ အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမို ကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (NLD)  တြင္ တာဝန္ရိွသည္ဟု အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာဝင္အမ်ားအျပားႏွင့္ ဖြဲ႔စည္းထားသည့္ အမ်ိဳးသားညီညြတ္ ေရးကြန္ကရက္ပါတီ၏ ဥပေဒေရးရာ တာဝန္ခံ ဦးရန္ႏိုင္က ယူဆသည္။

“ပါတီမွာတာဝန္ရွိပါတယ္။ အဖြဲ႔ဝင္မဟုတ္တဲ့ ဒီဝန္ႀကီးကို ခန္႔ထားတယ္။ အခု ဒီဝန္ႀကီးက ဒီလိုစကား ေျပာလာတာ NLD က ေျပာခိုင္းတာလား၊ NLD က တာဝန္ယူမွာလား၊ NLD ကအေရးယူမွာလား ဘယ္လို ေျဖရွင္းမလဲ၊ အဲဒါကိုလည္း ေစာင့္ ေမွ်ာ္ေနပါတယ္”  ဟု ၂ဝ၁၂ ၾကားျဖတ္ေရြးေကာက္ပဲြကာလအထိ  ဧရာဝတီတိုင္းေဒသႀကီး၊ ေျမာင္းျမၿမိဳ႕နယ္တြင္ NLD ၏ ၿမိဳ႕နယ္အဆင့္ စည္းရံုးေရးမွဴးတစ္ဦးအျဖစ္ တာဝန္ယူခဲ့သူ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားေဟာင္း  ဦးရန္ႏိုင္က ေျပာသည္။

NLD ၏ ဥပေဒအႀကံေပးတစ္ဦးျဖစ္သူ ေရွ႕ေနဦးကိုနီကလည္း သူရဦးေအာင္ကို၏ ေျပာၾကားခ်က္သည္ ပါတီ၏ မူဝါဒႏွင့္ ဆန္႔က်င္ေနသည္ဟု ဆုိသည္။

“ႏိုင္ငံသားျဖစ္ျခင္းမျဖစ္ျခင္းက ဘာသာေရးနဲ႔ ဘာမွမသက္ဆိုင္ပါဘူး။ သူ႔ေျပာဆိုခ်က္ေတြဟာ အေျခခံဥပေဒနဲ႔လည္း မညီ ညြတ္ဘူး။ ဝန္ႀကီးတစ္ေယာက္အေနနဲ႔ ဒီေလာက္ေတာ့ သိဖို႔ေကာင္းတယ္ဗ်ာ။ သူ႔စကားေၾကာင့္ ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႔ပါတီအေပၚကို အမ်ားႀကီးရိုက္ခတ္မႈရွိေနတယ္” ဟု ဦးကုိနီက ေျပာသည္။

ဝန္ႀကီး၏ ေျပာဆုိမႈမ်ားသည္ ပါတီႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ျခင္းမရိွေၾကာင္း ေၾကညာခ်က္ထုတ္ျပန္ ရွင္းလင္းသင့္ေၾကာင္း NLD ကုိ တင္ျပထားသည္ဟု သူက ဆက္ေျပာသည္။

တပ္မေတာ္တြင္ ဗိုလ္မႈးခ်ဳပ္အဆင့္ထိ တာဝန္ထမ္းေဆာင္ခဲ့သူ ဗဟုိအစုိးရဝန္ႀကီး သူရဦးေအာင္ကိုသည္ ယခင္ စစ္အစုိးရ လက္ထက္ သာသနာေရးဝန္ႀကီးဌာနတြင္ ဒုဝန္ႀကီးအျဖစ္လုပ္ကုိင္ခဲ့ၿပီး ျပည္ေထာင္စုႀကံ႕ခိုင္ေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႔ၿဖိဳးေရးပါတီတြင္ ဗဟိုအလုပ္အမႈေဆာင္ေကာ္မတီဝင္အျဖစ္ ကာလ ၾကာရွည္စြာ တာဝန္ယူခဲ့သည္။ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ႏွင့္ ရင္းႏီွးသည့္ သူရဦးေရႊမန္းနည္းတူ ႏိုဝင္ဘာေရြးေကာက္ပဲြမတုိင္ခင္  ျပည္ခုိင္ၿဖိဳးပါတီေခါင္းေဆာင္ပိုင္းေနရာမွ ဖယ္ရွားခံရသူလည္း ျဖစ္သည္။

သူရဦးေအာင္ကိုက ၎သည္ ျပည္ခိုင္ၿဖိဳးတြင္ ပါတီ၀င္တစ္ဦးအျဖစ္ ရပ္တည္ေနဆဲျဖစ္သည္ဟု ဗီြအိုေအႏွင့္ ေတြ႔ဆံုေမးျမန္း ခန္းတြင္ ေျပာၾကားခဲ့သည္။

 

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Myanmar religion minister angers Muslims with comments

Myanmar’s new minister for religious and cultural affairs came under fire from Muslim and Hindu communities in the country recently for referring to them as “associate citizens,” during a radio interview. 

Thura Aung Ko, a former general who was the deputy minister of religious affairs in the previous military-backed government, made the comments on April 1, his first day in office, in an interview with the Myanmar-language service of Voice of America radio. 

Commenting on the issue of religious harmony, he said, “[the previous government] did not oppress or restrict minority religions, including Christianity, the religion of ethnic [groups], or Islam and Hinduism - the religions worshipped by most associate citizens”. 

Myanmar’s 1982 Citizenship Law designates three degrees of citizenship; full citizenship, associate citizenship, and naturalised citizenship.

Myanmar is a predominantly Buddhist country, but has long had large minority communities comprising millions of Christians, Muslims and Hindus. 

In recent years, the radical Buddhist nationalist Ma Ba Tha movement has campaigned against Muslims, and tensions between groups have boiled over to communal riots, leaving tens of thousands of people, predominantly Muslims, displaced. 

Wunna Shwe, the Yangon-born Joint General Secretary of Islamic Religious Affairs Council, said in a reaction that the council was upset with the minister’s use of the word ‘associate citizens’.

“The minister meant we are not full Myanmar citizens, and it was an insult to our affection for our country. It’s meant to hurt us and affect the real situation we are in. It is quite painful to hear,” the 50-year-old told Myanmar Now.

On Apr. 3, the Union of Myanmar Islamic Religious Affair's Council, which comprises five Islamic associations, including the Islamic Religious Affairs Council, released a joint statement raising a formal objection to the remark and it called for an explanation.

Wunna Shwe said while the organisations do not question the position of the new government, they released a statement to prevent misunderstanding among the Buddhist-majority public over the minorities’ status. 

“We felt we have no choice but to make a comment, as his remark can cause confusion about the status of our citizenship,” he added.

The former government of President Thein Sein was accused of supporting the Ma Ba Tha by adopting its controversial race and religion laws, and of undermining the rights of Muslims, who are believed to make up at least five percent of Myanmar’s population.

Minister Thura Aung Ko told VOA that the previous government had “over-promoted” Buddhism and added he soon planned to meet with leaders of the Sangha, Myanmar’s state-backed monastic order, to discuss ways to rein in hate speech and promote inter-religious harmony.

When Myanmar Now contacted the Ministry of Religious and Cultural Affairs for comment, staff pointed to a clarification on its website, which states that the minister actually meant to use the words “some citizens and associate citizens” to refer to Muslim and Hindu communities.

Muslim politicians respond

Thura Aung Ko was a former brigadier-general and deputy minister for religious affairs under the previous administration of the army-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). 

A former member of the USDP’s Central Executive Committee, he and USDP chairman Thura Shwe Mann were removed from their roles during an internal USDP purge before the November 8 elections, which the NLD won in a landslide.

Yan Naing, a legal officer of the United National Congress, a Muslim party, said the NLD should be held accountable for the remarks of the minister because the NLD selected him for the post.

“The NLD has a responsibility. They assigned this post to a minister not from their party. We are awaiting an explanation on whether this remark is the NLD’s doing. Will the NLD take responsibility? Will they take action against him?” said Yan Naing, a former political prisoner and former NLD member who campaigned for the party during the 2012 by-elections.

Ko Ni, a high-profile Muslim lawyer and the NLD’s legal advisor, said Thura Aung Ko’s remark did not represent the NLD’s policies.

“Whether you are a citizen or not has nothing to do with religion. His remarks are not in accordance with the Constitution. As a union minister, he should have such knowledge. His comment has negative impacts on the NLD,” he said.

Ko Ni added that he requested the NLD to issue a statement saying the minister’s remarks do not reflect party policy.

Courtesy of Myanmar Now

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