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1. This History Thread is about mining of an array of minerals in Burma (Myanmar) where the geology features varied north-south belts of ores that have long been exploited and exported without protection for environment or workers.
2. Burma trade routes for gems and metals including lead and silver date back to ancient times. #Shan ruby mines were known in 6th Century. #Kachin jadeite was first significantly traded to China (where it would become the obsession of Emperors) in 1784.
3. 1886 British troops took Mogok ruby mines. British surveyed southern Burma tin deposits 1888-1912. Bawdwin, Namtu Shan St. (mined from 15th C. by Chinese) under British exported silver, lead, zinc; future US President Hoover mining engineer there. WW2 Japanese held Bawdwin.
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Shabaz is a notty boy. He used to bully his neighbours (who belonged to diff religion) because peaceful co-existence is a difficult job for his ppl. One day, the nbrs got angry and threw Shabaz and his people out of the colony. Now, he starts playing victim card(1/n)
#Rohingyas
You are the head of another colony where Shabaz along with his huge family wants to settle now. Your secret agencies have warned that they will create problems. WILL YOU ALLOW THEM? PS: He won't give any rent. He will sit, eat and reproduce in wholesale. (2/n)
While messing with the majority in #Rakhine, Rohingyas forgot that Myanmar isn't India.Majority is peaceful but not a FOOL.They are afraid of becming a minority bcoz they knw wht hppns wid the minorities in Islamic countries.#Rohinyas are responsible for der condition 2day. (2/n)
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Our new @amnesty investigation out today reveals that the Rohingya armed group ARSA massacred scores of Hindus in #Rakhine St, #Myanmar in August 2017, and carried out other killings and abductions of Hindus amn.st/6009DgOb1 1/n
“I saw men holding the heads and hair [of the women] and others were holding knives… then they cut their throats,” a Hindu survivor told us, about the killing of her family & other villagers in Kha Maung Seik by ARSA fighters 2/n
Eight Hindu women and eight of their children survived the massacre. They were abducted and, several days later, as the #Myanmar military sent reinforcements via helicopter, taken by ARSA to #Bangladesh 3/n
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Babul, a #Hindu refugee from Kutupalong refugee camp said "Border Guard Police, Myanmar Army, (#Buddhist) villagers and Thet people" were involved in the #HinduMassacre in #KhaMaungSeik, #Maungdaw, #Myanmar.
#Rohingya #MyanmarMilitary #AmnestyInternational
Well actual question is now credibility of amnesty now!! “Amnesty's report blaming #Rohingya ARSA forces for killing 99 hindus has been called "illogical" by the Bangladesh foreign ministry. What are the problems with the conclusions in the report? | by @shafiur
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