On Freedom of Expression – in Thailand, Myanmar, and the World
by an Anonymous poster
I guess that Thais would respond:
“Look at Myanmar and what they do with Rohingya! So what do you want from us when its our country anyway, and at least we have peace now?”
It hard to believe what Thailand went through over the years. The situation there is already more than difficult enough, but compared to Myanmar for example, we should be maybe glad to see a ray of light given that the whole situation in Thailand is much more relaxed than in a country of Rohingya-killing freaks. This coming not only from military, but even from Buddhists civilians who appear to be working work together hand in hand, but at the very least agree with each other to perform such an inhuman horror scenario over their biggest minority population!
And yes, the lack of freedom of expression in Myanmar is of course not the major problem, as we are now seeing that genocide, but we surely must realize from where it comes from – not only from the fact of cultural and religious differences, but from the fact that the communication between both parts was not only limited naturally, but also restricted artificially by oppression over all those years, which has led to such misunderstandings, hate, frustration, violence, and pure blind enemy feelings that we have arrived at an inquisition-like medieval or fascist state, where genocide is even widely understood as a ‘normal’ ‘logical’ solution.
IT IS PURELY DISGUSTING, how lack of and oppression of free expression in this country has led to this maldevelopment, where even the positive democratic change was obviously not enough to help find a better way for the biggest(!) minority. It is the result of saying the Rohingya don’t belong to the country!
Right now, suffering people of Rohingya must stay the main focus of attention, but attending to the speech by David Kay (UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression), on October 6, the world must understand once more what deep and huge impact and danger the lack of freedom of expression can have for societies, which do not care enough about this, and what can it mean for those countries where this freedom is granted officially but is sometimes not valued enough–that this could even turn to some nightmares that nobody could foresee in time to prevent.
The whole world is moving and let’s hope into a right and MORE COMMUNICATIVE direction and not to its self-destruction!
PEACE HAS TO BE PERFORMED BY OPEN AND HONEST COMMUNICATION & CONVERSATION NOT BY IGNORANCE, LIMITATION OF EXPRESSION OR EVEN CENSORSHIP, OPPRESSION AND ARMED EXTORTION !!!