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#Thai authorities will allow 18-year-old Rahaf Alqunun into the country while the UNHCR processes her case after agency representatives were allowed to meet with her late Monday afternoon, according to Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, immigration bureau chief” khaosodenglish.com/featured/2019/…
“After being allowed to meet #RahafAlqunun, UNHCR on Monday agreed to place her under its care & process her for travel to another country, during which #Thailand will allow her entry, Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn,immigration bureau chief. told reporters just after 8pm.“ #SaveRahaf Rahaf Alqunun, at center, is escorted by immigration chief Surachate Hakparn, at right, Monday at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.
“She has left the airport with the UN,” he said. “She’s not being held by the immigration any longer.”

He said that UNHCR had taken #RahafAlqunun from the airport to other accommodations in #Bangkok and it will take about five days to find a country to accept her.“ #SaveRahaf
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There are guards outside Rahaf’s hotel room. It’s 6.20am in Thailand. She’s been threatened to be put on the 11.15 am @KuwaitAirways flight. She’s been denied access to a lawyer. She wants to speak to @UNHCRThailand and claim asylum #SaveRahaf
Official from @KuwaitAirways is at Rahaf’s door but she’s refusing to leave #SaveRahaf
So the 11.15am @KuwaitAirways flight has left - Rahaf is safe and still at BKK. But the Thai government is reportedly blocking @UNHCRThailand from coming to speak with her? Why? #SaveRahaf
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What will happen to #RahafAlQanun if Thailand forces her to return to #Saudi? For one, she says her family has threatened her with violence. Read more here. hrw.org/news/2019/01/0…
Even women who flee to domestic violence shelters are not safe in Saudi. Shelters for survivors of domestic violence often send women back to home if their abusers sign a pledge not to harm them, and women cannot leave such shelters without a male relative to receive them.
#RahafAlQanun also faces criminal charges in Saudi for “parental disobedience,” which can result in punishments ranging from being returned to a guardian’s home to imprisonment, and for “harming the reputation of the kingdom” for her public appeals for help.
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Translation of tweets from the #Saudi woman trying to flee into asylum who said she is being held at #Bangkok airport: “I am the girl who escaped #Kuwait to #Thailand. My life is in real danger if I am forced to return to #Saudi Arabia.”
“My name is Rahaf Mohamed. I will publish my full name publicly if my family and the #Saudi embassy and the #Kuwaiti embassy man don’t stop chasing me”
“I am 20 years old and I should be able to live alone, freely, independent of anyone who does not respect my dignity and who doesn’t respect me as a woman.”
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#ETN is a perfect fit for the mass market and Government objectives in #Thailand. With KYC, cloud mining, vendor solution, low cost remittance, and the gig economy helping so many work out of poverty. The partnership with @WeConnectThai and #Electroneum has big potential. #crypto
#Thailand market stats for #Electronuem & #weConnectThai :
-Population in Thailand is 69 million. 8 million in Bangkok
-39 million have signed up to mobile banking/mobile payment.
-With 72% of the population using a smartphone, Thailand is a mobile-first and mobile-only nation
More stats for #Thailand / #ETN:
-Thailand Finance Ministry wants to give out free mobile SIMS for free internet to 14.5m below poverty level Citizens.
-There are 59 approved MVNO licenses with only 9 launched in Thailand, One Development have been awarded the only MVNA licence.
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In a week where the North East got yet another military commander, we got a better look at overburdened infrastructure.

Elsewhere, as MTN gears up to enter the banks’ turf, concern over Nigeria's food import practices conjures a picture of a recently painted but creaking house.
The @MTNGroup's announcement is a positive for #Nigeria's economy as it substantiates previous comments by MTN that it has no plans to exit Nigeria despite its spat with @cenbank over alleged illegal fund repatriation.
The announcement ties into @MTNGroup’s strategy to become the biggest provider of mobile financial services in #Africa.

The telecoms-led drive to provide mobile money services will introduce a new interesting chapter in #Nigeria’s financial services sector.
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[THREAD] 14 OCT 1973 is the day that Thai people known as “October 14 Event” or “Day of Great Sorrow”. It is the great uprising of students in Thailand against the absolute dictatorship regime. #Thailand #14ตุลา #14October #History #ColdWar
It is remembered as one of darkest day in Thai Cold War history because there were many people died that day due to the fight between the students and government forces.
It started with “Thai students’ activism” which inspired by leftist ideology mobilizing and organizing demonstrations and rallies against the pro-American policies of the ruling government and ruling government itself.
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[THREAD] 6 OCT 1976 marked as the one of darkest days of Thai modern history. This day known as "the 6 October event" or "Thammasat University massacre". That day Thai state forces and far-right groups were raiding the university in name of anti-communist. #Thailand #6oct #6ตุลา
After the uprising in 14 OCT 1973, Thailand became the liberal democratic country after the junta PM Thanom Kittikachorn resign and leaving Thailand and the constitution of 1974 was drafted and used.
However, due the fear of communism and military influences from the past juntas they created many of the far-right groups such as; Village Scouts (Luksuea Chaoban), Nawaphon movement, and Red Gaurs (Krathing Daeng). All of them urge to protect nation, religion and monrachy.
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Collapse of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in #Laos leaves “hundreds missing.” kpl.gov.la/En/Detail.aspx…
The $1 billion dam is a joint venture of South Korean, Thai and Lao firms. Construction began five years ago and was expected to come online this year, exporting 90% of the electricity generated to #Thailand.
An additional 5 billion tons of water has entered the Xe Pian River and officials are warning of a high likelihood of flooding in the lower reaches of the Mekong River. #Laos
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At #ThaiCaveRescue news conference the football team members say they took no food into the cave and only drank water from stalactites.
All of the boys will go home tonight, says news conference moderator.
Team coach says all of the rescued boys will be ordained as Buddhist monks as a tribute to the ex-#Thailand Navy SEAL who died during the cave mission.
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At least two of the 12 boys have been rescued from the cave in northern #Thailand.
Two more boys reportedly have been brought out of the cave in #Thailand. Conditions unknown.
Four boys now confirmed out of the cave, according to #Thailand navy divers.
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Rescuers begin operation to retrieve soccer team trapped in Thailand's Tham Luang cave, head of rescue mission says. #ThailandCaveRescue
A rescue mission is underway to pull out the 12 boys and their coach trapped inside a cave in Thailand. 18 divers (13 international + 5 Thai) have made their way inside the cave to rescue the boys one by one.
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#Thai authorities confirm that #ThailandCaveRescue operation to save #Thaiboys has begun. 18 divers entered the cave complex. Speculation 4-6 boys will be rescued first but, it’s important to remember that authorities have not confirmed this. #ThamLuang smh.com.au/world/asia/liv…
Latest statement from Chiang Rai Gov. on #ThailandCaveRescue Rescue operation was started at around 10:00 PM. (Thai local time) Hopefully the kids will be brought out one by one. We'll get the updated info later after 9:00 PM. #ThamLuang #Thamluangcave #Thailandcave #Thailand
It’ll take at least 12 hours with 18 officials to help every way possible. Expected time for the first boy to come out is at least 9 pm today. #ถ้ำหลวง #13ชีวิตรอดเเล้ว #ThailandCaveRescue #ThamLuang
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Officials in #Thailand say operation begins to bring trapped boys out of cave.
Officials say 13 foreign and five Thai divers sent in to cave for extraction.
All media ordered to retreat 2km from the cave, “protesting all the way,” according to @BangkokPostNews.
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This retraction by @AlJazeera actually raises more questions than answers, and to my mind at least, brings to the fore, the fact that our Federal Republic of Anyhowness, has gone global...
Yesterday, asides @AlJazeera_World, other news outlets, including the Twitter only news outlet, @spectatorindex said that #Nigeria's ambassador had attended the opening of the American Embassy in #Jerusalem.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
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1/ Which is the world's most valuable #unicorn ?

A: Uber
B: Airbnb
C: SpaceX
D: Ummm ... none of the above

Read on ...

#valuation #privatecompanies #mobilepayments #fintech #ecommerce #strategy #startup #founders #entrepreneur sam33r.com/home/alipay
2/ At $150bn valuation @AntFinancial Services Group, which was spun out from #Alibaba in 2014, and one which owns China’s biggest payments app, #Alipay, is the biggest #unicorn in the world.
3/ Drivers of Ant Financial's $150bn valuation:

1: Size of #mobilepayments market in #China : ($13 trillion - 61.8% transactions globally)
2: Growth
3: 700 MM smartphone users
4: 76% of of those made a mobile PoS purchase in 2017
5: Penetration: street vendors accept m-payments
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Accessible introductory information (as it sticks closely to the #PrimarySource, the #Senate's #CIA #TortureReport):
bostonglobe.com/news/nation/20…
" Read the Senate’s executive summary of the CIA torture report
The report found that the methods used by the CIA were more brutal than the agency acknowledged either to Bush administration officials or to the public. "
bostonglobe.com/news/nation/20…
"the CIA itself determined from its own experience with coercive interrogations,that such techniques'do not produce intelligence,"will probably result in false answers,'& had historically proven to be ineffective…[🤔]#futurepresident #withthestrokeofapen" assets.documentcloud.org/documents/1377…
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1) This #CDAN blind looks solved & exposes yet another sicko crime network, this time #SoutheastAsia. It connects several interesting items to #QAnon #crumbs. Don't eat while reading.

Lets unravel it.

@entylawyer #GreatAwakenening @potus #WWG1WGA #ThesePeopleAreSick #redpill
2) Starting with the country in question, it's #Laos. This is the Kings Romans Casino in a remote corner of Laos. Matches the #blind. Poverty? Dead poor. Ranks 9 of 10 in the region, and #135 globally. More about the casino...

#TheStorm #TheStormIsHere #WeThePeople #QArmy
3) The blind says that "about a decade ago" it was funded. See below, the lease with the government was signed in 2007, that fits. It's a 99 year lease. And the government gets a 20% cut. Ding ding ding.

#QAnon #WWG1WGA @POTUS #MAGA #GreatAwakenening #TheStorm #TheStormIsHere
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1/? Today Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee (Live stream here: judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/faceb…). We have a few questions we'd like to #AskZuck..
2/? Why do privacy settings continue to only focus on what friends can & can't see? If the recent FB scandal has showed one thing, it's that FB's ad policies have far-reaching consequences for users privacy. When are you going to treat ad settings as privacy settings? #AskZuck
3/? We created a new FB profile to test default settings. By default, everyone can see your friends list & look you up using the phone number you provided. This is not what proactive privacy protections look like. How does this protect users by design / by default? #AskZuck
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