Southeast Asia: Crucible of Indigenous Survival

Southeast Asia: Crucible of Indigenous Survival Special Contribution: Gideon Sim The misleading portrayal of Southeast Asia as an oasis of economic growth and calm in global media belies the boiling over of ethnic tensions and discontent. From Mindanao where Philippine government forces extrajudicially kill indigenous Lumad and Moro minorities; to West Papua where the Indonesian…

The hypocrisy of Organization of Islamic Cooperation against Myanmar: China and Yemen, anyone?

The hypocrisy of Organization of Islamic Cooperation against Myanmar: China and Yemen, anyone? Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is hypocrisy of the highest for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to care about human rights. After all, from Saudi Arabia (Sunni Islam) to Iran (Shia Muslim), it is clear that…

Buddhists found with throats slit in Rakhine in Myanmar: Silent murders ignored

Buddhists found with throats slit in Rakhine in Myanmar: Silent murders ignored  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In recent days, suspected Muslims in this part of Myanmar appear to have killed more Buddhists in Rakhine. Of course, police investigations are ongoing but the cutting of throats resembles the brutal way that…

Myanmar is bullied by Western and Islamic states that seek to gloss over Yemen and other ill deeds

Myanmar is bullied by Western and Islamic states that seek to gloss over Yemen and other ill deeds Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Western and Islamic nations that have destabilized countless nations collectively now seek to gloss over collective ill deeds by picking on Myanmar endlessly. In other words, the more…

Islamization and Bengali Muslim migration: Indigenous of Assam, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine

Islamization and Bengali Muslim migration: Indigenous of Assam, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international media is negating the serious issue of Bengali Muslims overwhelming the indigenous in Assam (India), the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh), Rakhine (Myanmar), and other areas. Indeed, it appears that Buddhists,…

Bengali Muslims and Islamization: Pity the indigenous of Assam, Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine

Bengali Muslims and Islamization: Pity the indigenous of Assam, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international media is negating the serious issue of Bengali Muslims overwhelming the indigenous in Assam (India), the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh), Rakhine (Myanmar), and other areas. Indeed, it appears that…

Myanmar needs a neutral UN Special Rapporteur and not an anti-indigenous Yanghee Lee

Myanmar needs a neutral UN Special Rapporteur and not an anti-indigenous Yanghee Lee Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that Buddhists, Hindus, and various indigenous ethnic groups have been targeted by ARSA (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) Islamist terrorists in Myanmar. At the same time, Bengali Muslims are focused…