Thursday, June 19, 2008

A REFUGEE BOY AND OUR GESTAPO RELA.


“Refugees show incredible courage and perseverance in overcoming enormous odds to rebuild their lives. Ensuring that they get the protection they deserve is a noble cause because refugee rights are human rights - and rights that belong to us all”. - Antonio Guterres, UNHCR High Commissioner




"I am ZT. I came from Burma three months ago. I see almost everyday raids taking place around Kota Raya. I made me feel shocked since I saw the first time. I am not happy at all. You can imagine how a life of a fearing child could be happy.....

When I see Relas and Immigration people are chasing, beating and arresting our people from hidden place, I hate them. They looked live the evils/devils as in the ghost movies. They looked so cruel and inhuman. I wish they disappear in the country. They are dangerious to our efegee people. It will be so good if they are not seen anywhere.

When I see the agents, I feel that they are money hungry monsters. They dont have any pity on us. They are threatening us all the time, on the way of trafficking. The word is still haunting me: "You will be killed if we dont get money from your parents for bringing you to Malaysia."

I wish all the smugglers, gangsters and the pickpockets abolished in Malaysia - because they are harmful to us after Rela.

My mother asked me to pray for Malaysia Government to amend/redress their policies to be well comprehensive one, so that all human being will enjoy their full human rights.

I wish our government of Myanmar also change their stony hearts, grow their pity and not be cruel to our people and have some reforms in our country.

I special pray for the UNHCR and NGOs who help us, to get more blessings for helping the refugees with all their good and kind hearts. I believe there is special place for them in the kingdom.

Finally I pray for the real peace for the whole world, so that no fights, wars, and all the people of the world will be happy always without fears and tears."

TOMORROW, JUNE 20, IS WORLD REFUGEE DAY

TOMORROW WE WILL FEATURE MALAYSIA'S STAND:
APPEAL TO MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT TO STOP THE CRACKDOWN ON REFUGEES
AND
MALAYSIA'S INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATION.

5 comments:

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

In the movie 'The Terminal' (Tom Hanks)
The main lesson that we all must learn and apply
Is to make us respect all fellow human beings as something universal
As enshrined in the declaration of human rights, presently still in short supply

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 190608
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Thur. 19th June 2008.

Kah Seng said...

These Strangers, in a foreign World,
Protection asked of me —
Befriend them, lest Yourself in Heaven
Be found a Refugee —

Emily Dickinson
around 1866

Anonymous said...

kasihan...

must work for this needie...

They deserve better!

Michelle said...

Have you been to Susan's blog? She posted a video there today.

God bless their souls.

Baron Strawberrymunchen said...

Talking of refugees and immigrants, about time someone put this on record!

Malaysiakini
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/84786

Palanivel: Dr M should remember his roots

MIC deputy president G Palanivel today slammed former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad for accusing the party's long term chief S Samy Vellu of being a racist and warned such statements could fan deeper racial sentiments.

In a statement released today, Palanivel also said that the former prime minister's comments on Hindraf were short in accuracy and insensitive to the sentiment of Indians in the country.

"It is sad to note that Mahathir is not aware of the fact that Hindraf is not only made of Tamil people but includes many non-Tamil and even non-Hindus.

"He (Mahathir) is wrong when he said Hindraf leaders only represent Tamil racists," said Palanivel in defence to Samy Vellu who has recently joined in the bandwagon in advocating for the release of five Hindraf leaders detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

G. Palanivel also said Mahathir should look into "his own roots" before manifesting such statements. Mahathir's forefathers are from South India.