Buddhist woman plants curse on Aung San Suu Kyi because of Rohingyas

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Amnesty International report has recently detailed the massacre that the militant Rohingyas undertook against the Hindus. From beheading to forced conversions, the Rohingya stopped at nothing.  But this report came to light just a few days back but anger against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has been building up fast among a certain section of Buddhists who feel that she did nothing to stop the Rohingya violence.

A video of a 70-year-old Myanmar woman currently residing in Japan is doing rounds on Facebook in which she can be seen planting a curse on Aung San Suu Kyi saying that this will bring down the Myanmar government soon.

The 4-minute video posted a month back shows the woman, identified as May Myant Kyaw, using slurs against Aung San Suu Kyi for showing disrespect to Buddha and Buddhism and for tolerating the Rohingyas and not protecting the nation and communities.

She says that you have given out NVC (National Verification Card) cards to invite the Bengalis. Bengali is a term of slur used against Rohingyas, who the Myanmar government claim are originally from Bangladesh.

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May Myant Kyaw also hints that her curse will be potent as ever since she has learned to distinguish between right and wrong, she has stopped eating beef. She said:

“I swear that ever since I’ve learned to know right from wrong, I haven’t eaten beef (cow meat). I call for the failure of Daw Suu, of Daw Suu’s party, of Daw Suu’s parliament based on the power of the truthfulness of my oath.”

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Beef is frowned upon in Buddhist circles, as the cows (Nwas) are considered an important part of the Buddhist society. In 1961 under Prime Minister U Nu, a devout adherent of Buddhism, the government brought a stringent law that largely banned the slaughter of cattle. The law even required the Muslims to apply for exemption licenses to slaughter cattle on religious holidays. The law was later dissolved in 1962 but the cow meat eating has become a strong taboo ever since.

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She also used slurs against men who allowed a woman as a top boss and that only a man is supposed to stand in front of a Buddha statue. She also said that many politicians are using plastic surgery and botox to stay youthful. Going back to her anti-Rohingya stance, the woman said that the Rakhine State Advisory Commission, headed by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and which also has a Myanmar Muslim member, was an insult to Lord Buddha, his teachings, and the monastic order.

 

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