CASE 36-2017: Catholic Archdiocese of Yangon (Myanmar) & His Eminence Cardinal Charles Maung Bo
Legal Requirement on baby Abdul Masood
January 20, 2018
The International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights legally requires Cardinal Charles Maung Bo that if he wants to work for reconciliation and healing wounds in Myanmar, he should then apologize and offer a mass in honor of the baby Abdul Masood who died in the context of forced deportations tending to exterminate the Rohingya People, which constitutes an act of Crimes against Humanity, Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide. In the context of these international crimes and human rights violations, the Myanmar government has murdered thousands of children, including beheading or burning them alive, in addition to sexually abusing thousands of women and murdering thousands of unarmed men.
This requirement to honor baby Abdul Masood‘s sacredness of life and of the thousands of other children killed by the military-civic dictatorship of Myanmar is an opportunity for the Catholic Archdiocese of Yangon (Myanmar) & His Eminence Cardinal Charles Maung Bo to apologize for their support for the genocidal regime in Myanmar, which recalls the Catholic Church’s support for Nazism during World War II in the context of a genocide against the Jewish and Gypsy Peoples.
The Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights confirms that every process of reconciliation and healing of wounds in Myanmar first requires a process of recognition of the Truth of facts, never its concealment or silence, taking responsibility for the terrible and irreparable damages committed against thousands of defenseless lives. Therefore, it is publicly denounced the fact that while the Vatican Government continues to support the civil-military dictatorship of Myanmar, keeping absolute silence and not denouncing the genocide suffered by thousands of babies, children and women of the Rohingya People, then it will not only be violating the principles of the International Human Rights Law, but also have totally betrayed the Christian Spirituality led by the Master Jesus of Nazareth. In this sense, it is declared it is not enough simply to say that peace, reconciliation and healing are sought, since these are not mere speeches or intentions but are practices that require first the evanescence of impunity and complicity. As has been developed in the jurisprudence of the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights, the fact of maintaining religious, moral and political support for the government of Myanmar constitutes an act of absolute complicity with its human rights violations, perpetuating an environment of impunity toward genocide, ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity and peace. Religions and spiritual communities must be committed to the highest ethical and humanitarian ideals that exist, instead of endorsing those who maintain tyranny and murder. Religions and spiritual communities must show courage and determination when defending the dignity of all human beings, instead of seeking to ally themselves with corrupt and criminal world powers. To build a better world it is necessary that religions and spiritual communities always practice compassionate wisdom, never endorsing the extermination of children and rapings of women.
The Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights confirms that this requirement to respect, honor and pay tribute to the life of baby Abdul Masood and the rest of the thousands of children exterminated by the government of Myanmar, not only follows the ethics developed by Siddhartha Gautama, but it is also faithful to the teachings of Master Jesus, who established that only those who live with the harmony and purity of children will be able to access the Kingdom of Heaven.
Always with a spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights