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Myanmar's Muslims barred from meeting Suu Kyi in Japan

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An official from Japan’s foreign ministry said decisions on participation at the event were taken by organizers and were nothing to do with the ministry

common excuse.

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common excuse.

It's not an excuse. The event is organized by the local Burmese community, so it is not MOFA's responsibility to allow or disallow certain guests.

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In any case it is being held in Japan and should be open to all

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The event is organized by the local Burmese community,

In such case, no official should meet her and not one cop should change of work schedule to protect her. That's far from a private visit, so Japanese authorities have their word to say. Particularly as it's not Suu Kyi to doesn't want to meet Muslisms (she's seen a few), but some Japanese residents that took the decision. I can understand they don't let anybody in, check people at entrance, but the way the screening is done in this case is weird, not acceptable for Japan.

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Particularly as it's not Suu Kyi to doesn't want to meet Muslisms (she's seen a few), but some Japanese residents that took the decision.

Then shouldn't Suu Kyi be the one who should tell the organizers to let the Muslims in? I don't see how the onus is on the ministry. Japan is a free country, but the government can't tell private citizens who to invite to an event or who not to (barring security concerns). If the event were a government-sponsored one, then I can see where this is the ministry's fault, but the event in question appears to be a private one.

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Religion.................once again causing instead of solving problems, religion is fine in small numbers, once it grows a bit conflict always follows

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The meeting will be held at Belle Sell Hall, Sumitomo Fudosan Shibuya Garden Tower on April 14, 2013 at 4:00pm. The organizers told that all the people are welcomed. Mr. Zaw Min Htut has been told by one of the organizers that everybody can attend the meeting.

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Yes, Japan is a free country and that means that anybody - black van with loudspeakers or Burmese Muslims - should be allowed to be in an area, even if it's to protest the treatment of their fellow citizens. If Suu Kyi doesn't repudiate the people who have barred Mr. Zaw Min Htut (and I don't know that he's been told he can attend yet, from this article) then it's a slap in the face of a democratic Myanmar.

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Religion.................once again causing instead of solving problems, religion is fine in small numbers, once it grows a bit conflict always follows

Which religion has grown?

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"The Rohingya have been described by the U.N. as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities." The Palestinians are world most persecuted peoples on earth. Rohingya is Bengali and Bengali is from Bangladesh.

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They would have been allowed if they nevr said what religion thy belonged to.... Religion is becoming scary nowadays..

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Which religion has grown?

What I was refering to is a few people following a religion(any religion) on their own, not in much of a group = little or no problems, when numbers increase sooner or later conflict ensues, people left on their would generally be fine & most would get along but when religion becomes ""organized"" what out, thats when power & crap come into play & the you know what can & does hit the fan, its all over the news all year long

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