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Respect Burma

Message to anyone going to Burma: Foreigners should be aware of and respect local custom, religion, tradition and Burmese values. Recent incident in Arakan state by a foreigner is the very strong example of cultural insensitivity and ignorant of the foreign INGO workers operating in Burma.

It is very important that one should respect and understand the value, culture and beliefs of the country they are in. There should be some information for the foreigners to let them know about the country’s cultural values, religious values as well as very sensitive issues.

We can’t smoke in the non – smoking area, we can’t drink in public areas, likewise we need to educate the people who don’t really know what the religious flag means to the Burmese people.

There is a big difference in culture.

In our country, people won’t like to see their national flag or their own ethnic flags being worn as slippers, pants and in different promotional products. Especially, because the religious flag is very important for the Burmese people. It’s their religious believes that one should pay respect. Burmese people will be extremely angry to see people wearing shoes at the temple, etc…

It is very important to know how the Burmese people value the Religious Buddhist flag. It is seen as an insult to the religion if such customs are not shown or understood.

Every country has their own sensitive issues. People need to understand what are the sensitive issues of the respective country they live in. Then learn and pay respect before it could spark the anger of the local community.

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ကြၽန္မတို႕ႏိုင္ငံမွာဘယ္လိုအရာေတြဟာျပည္သူေတြမၾကိဳက္တဲ႔အျပဳအမႈေတြလဲ၊လက္မခံႏိုင္တဲ႔ အျပဳအမႈေတြလဲ၊အထူးသျဖင့္ ဘုရားေပၚဖိနပ္စီးတာကိုလက္မခံတာ၊ သာသနာအလံကိုအထြတ္အျမတ္ထားတာေတြကအစကမၻာကသိေအာင္သတင္းေပးဖို႔လိုပါတယ္။ႏိုင္ငံျခားမွာဘာအလံျဖစ္ျဖစ္ ေဘာင္းဘီေအာက္ခံအျဖစ္၊ဖိနပ္အျဖစ္လုပ္တာျပသနာမရွိေပမဲ႔ျမန္မာျပည္မွာဘယ္သူမွမိမိတို့နဲ႔သက္ဆိုင္တဲ႔အလံေဇာက္ထိုးျဖစ္တာကအစ လက္မခံႏိုင္တဲ႔အယူအဆအျမင္ရွိေနက်တာပဲျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ဒါဟာမိမိတို႔ႏိုင္ငံရဲ့မိမိတို႔တန္ဖိုးထားတဲ႔အရာေတြျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ႏိုင္ငံတိုင္းမွာဒီလို မ်ိဳးရွိတတ္ပါတယ္။လူမ်ိဳးတိုင္းမွာလဲရွိတတ္ပါတယ္။တခ်ိဳ႔တိုင္းရင္းသားေတြမွာလဲဧည္႔သည္လာရင္ ေႂကြးတာကိုစားမွၾကိဳက္ပါတယ္။ႏို႔မို႔စိတ္မေကာင္းတတ္ၾကပါဘူး။ဒါေတြဟာေသးေသးေလးလို႔ထင္ရေပမဲ႔မိမိယံုၾကည္ရာအလိုက္တန္ဖိုးထားတာေတြကိုနားလည္ဖို႕အေရးၾကီးပါတယ္။ကိုယ့္ယံုၾကည္ခ်က္၊ကိုယ္တန္ဖိုးထားရာပဲျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ဒါကိုႏိုင္ငံတကာကသိဖို႕လိုသလိုအျပန္အလွန္ေလးစားမႉရွိရမွာျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ မသိေသးရင္သိေအာင္ၾကိဳတင္အသိေပးဖို႕လိုပါတယ္။

ကြၽန္မတို့ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရဲ့ေနထိုင္ယံုၾကည္မႉပတ္ဝန္းက်င္နဲ့အေနာက္ႏိုင္ငံေတြရဲ႔ေနထိုင္မႉယံုၾကည္မႉပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ကြာဟေနတာေတြအမ်ားၾကီးရွိပါတယ္။ ဒါေတြကိုျမန္မာျပည္လာတဲ့ဧည္႔သည္ေတြကလဲသိထားဖို႔လိုပါတယ္။ကြၽန္မတို့သူတပါးႏိုင္ငံသြားရင္လဲေနထိုင္ရာႏိုင္ငံအလိုက္ေလးစားမႉနားလည္မႉထားရွိရပါတယ္။ ဆိုေတာ႔အေရးၾကီးတဲ႔လူအမ်ားလက္မခံႏိုင္တာကို ၾကိဳတင္အသိေပးႏိုင္မဲ႕ Information Points ေတြလိုအပ္တယ္လို့ျမင္မိပါတယ္ရွင္။

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