Burma Proposes Family Planning Regime to Control Muslims

Damien McElroy, Telegraph (London), April 29, 2013

Burma should place limits on the growth of Muslims by introducing a family planning programme in areas where sectarian clashes organised by Buddhists have killed hundreds, an official report has said.

Recommendations of the report into the organised attacks and allegations of collusion by security forces sparked an outcry among activists and campaigners against the Burmese regime.

Despite documented involvement of police in attacks on Muslim towns and villages, the inquiry said the number of security forces in faultline districts must be doubled.

It also offered no hope for 125,000 displaced resident of Rakhine state who have looked to the state to ensure they could return home.

President Thein Sein appointed the 27-member panel last year to investigate the causes of the conflict and recommend measures to prevent further violence. Its findings had been delayed several times. The panel included former political prisoners, Christians, a Hindu, Muslims, and Rakhine Buddhists, but did not include any Rohingya Muslims.

Two outbreaks of unrest between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in June and October left nearly 200 people dead and forced tens of thousands of people, mostly Muslims, to flee burning homes.

The violence appeared to begin spontaneously, but by October were clearly organised by extremists and under the leadership of monks. The attacks spread last month into central Burma.

The report, which calls the Muslims “Bengalis”, urged the government to assess their citizenship, but under a 1982 law that Rohingya activists said was drafted by the former junta to exclude them.

The commission said Rakhine Buddhists felt threatened by “the rapid population growth of the Bengali population”.

“While keeping the two communities apart is not a long-term solution, it must be enforced at least until the overt emotions subside,” the report said.

Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch, said the recommendation that the population Muslims should be controlled in the long term was outrageous.

“It’s quite chilling to start talking about limiting births of one particular group,” he said. “Will coercive measures get taken on the ground even if the union government says people can take this voluntarily?”

The report said concerns expressed by Buddhists in Rakhine state over the rising population of Muslims they see as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh had “undermined peaceful coexistence” between the two groups. It said the introduction of family planning education “would go some way to mitigating” the crisis.

Committee members emphasized that all family planning initiatives should be voluntary and would focus on educating women about their choices.

Committee members emphasized that all family planning initiatives should be voluntary and would focus on educating women about their choices.

“I interviewed those women myself,” said Yin Yin New, a former UNICEF official on the committee. “I said why do you have so many children because it makes you poor. She said yes, but we are afraid we’ll be penalized by God. The religious leaders have told us we cannot take any contraception.”

The clashes have dealt a major blow to the reformist reputation of Thein Sein, who took office after a long-ruling military junta stepped down two years ago and has since made a series of concessions, including prison releases and allowing Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader, to enter parliament.

Even the very use of the term Bengali reflected the divisions over the community. Most Muslims come from families moved from British India.

Shwe Maung, a Rohingya member of parliament from Rakhine state, objected to the commission’s terminology.

“The report is unfair,” he said. “The usage and recommendations are similar to what Rakhine ethnic people have been demanding.”

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  • You know diversity is a lie when those Burmese pythons in the Everglades are more favorable as an illegal alien than the typical person from Burma itself.

    • The__Bobster

      Will we see those old Burma Shave roadside ads again? I really miss them.

    • Thailand won’t go back to Siam because by rebranding their country “Thailand”, the Thais are expressing irredentist claims to parts of Vietnam, Burma and Malaysia. Nothing will come of it, partly because the Thais are a very fun-loving people and also partly because nobody jacks with the Vietnamese more than once if they can help it. It turns out Mr. Nguyen is a rather rough customer.

      Formosa is the Portuguese name, which just means “Beautiful Island”. Ceylon is also a Portuguese name; the local Sinhalese name is “Lanka”.

  • Manaphy

    I highly applaud Burma for going in this direction. The Muzzies only understand the language of Force and something like this will surely put them in their place . . . . until they become peace-loving rebels and freedom fighters and try to overthrow their government, and receive Neo-Con AID and money from the U.S., just as we did in Bosnia and are doing now in Syria.

  • Mick

    The Burmese are not your average dhimmies.

    • Licurg Enescu

      Never thought I’d live to see the day when I wished my government was more like that of Myanmar…

  • The__Bobster

    Burma should place limits on the growth of Muslims by introducing a family planning programme in areas where sectarian clashes organised by Buddhists have killed hundreds, an official report has said.

    I’d like the place limits on the number of Burmese being resettled in my state. They really are hideous creatures.



    • Manaphy

      What state is this?

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      No doubt the John Engelming is down-voting. I’m sure he relishes the yellowing of your state.

    • Calling the guy sitting with his back to the wall on the left: 1976 wants its hairstyle back.

  • Morris LeChat

    It appears muslim fatigue has set in around the same time as negro fatigue set in, I expect rainbow flag brigade fatigue to follow shortly.

  • borogirl54

    I wonder if it would work if the government were to pay the Rohinga people to get sterilized?

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    I’m glad at least one group is willing to deal with Muslims as they need to be dealt with. Still, it would probably be easier in the long run to just kick them all out of the country. Then they would never have to deal with them again.

  • bigone4u

    Diversity is either a pipe dream of stupid, libtard, Prius-driving college profs or a nightmare dreamed up by evil Marxists to create conditions for totalitarian governments to rule. Whatever, the evidence is that ethnic clashes tend to empower government, which is not necessarily a good thing. Especially if you’re white in America.

  • White Mom in WDC

    Good for them. We should do the same practices here with turd world immigrants. I just don’t get how people just have kids and think that their kids are entitled to everything while everyone else pays for them.

  • Roger williams

    You other posters are applauding this. I do not, guess where many of these “deportees” are likely headed? Coming to a neighborhood near you! Just look at their plight, “abused minority seeks refuge.”, sure to make a liberal swoon.

  • StillModerated

    The Israelis just injected their Africans with depo-provera. It remains effective for a couple of years. Norplant lasts 4 years. If they bleed don’t let ’em breed.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      Somehow I don’t think Wise Tim and the peanut gallery will be offering any admonitions on Israel’s eugenics policies. I wonder why that is?

  • KenelmDigby

    Even other Indians despise Bengalis.

  • Clement Pulaski

    “Committee members emphasized that all family planning initiatives should
    be voluntary and would focus on educating women about their choices.”

    This has been a very effective means of reducing our numbers.

    • The “family planning” is for the Muzzie women. Muslim males who refuse to run away will simply be chopped to collops with bolos.