By U Kovida
Each group of people has own lovely culture, tradition, language, and belief which we are all interesting to learn. If all people were the same with other, it would not be interesting to another.
In Burma, over 135 different ethnic group of people who are not Burmese. Each ethnic has own languages, tradition and culture which started from many thousand years ago. For instance, mon people, Shan people, Rakhing people histories were living with their own kingdom since 3000 BC, but after he Burmese military took over the country power in 1962, all the ethnic group lost their rights to learn their histories, to contribute their culture, and to public any book about their own opinion on their people.
Also, civil war was started since Burmese people effort to Burmanize to ethnic people who are two third of the country population. Million of Karen people, who are one of the ethnic group in Burma, had to run way form Karen State to Thailand.
Started on November 7, 2010, the Burmese Government being destroy many ancient Pagodas in Ancient City Mrauk-U, which established In 1430 by King Min Saw Mon Mrauk U as the capital of the last unified Arakanese Kingdom. The city eventually reached a size of 120,000 in the mid sixteenth century. The city traded with Portugal, the Netherlands, Ava, Pegu, Arabia, Persia and India. Items traded include rice, cotton, rubies, elephants, slaves, horses, ivory, cowrie and spices.
Now, the Burmese government trying to destroy the culture of all ethnic people in Burma and trying to Burmese.