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International Affairs /1-1
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
Myanmar's Generals
Run A Nearly Sanction-Proof
Long Before Seizing Control
Of The Streets
by @oanhha @jwf825
& Khine Lin Kyaw
MAY 11, 2021
International Affairs /1-2
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- Area : 676.5K km²
- Population : 53.6 M
- Capital : #Naypyidaw
largest city : #Yangon
- #Bamar 68%
- #Shan 9%
- #Buddhism 88%
- #Christianity 6.2%
- #Islam 4.3%
#Burmese Image
International Affairs /1-3
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- GDP (PPP) : US$355 B
Per capita : US$6.7 K
- #InformalEconomy :
one of the biggest in the world
- Rich in precious stones :
#Rubies 90% of world's
#Sapphires #Pearls #Jade
- #Tourism
- #Agriculture Image
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#Myanmar #President has set up a committee to investigate the cause of the horrific #Hpakant #Kachin #jade mine landslide that killed more than 160 people. Natural Resources Minister heads the 6-member team that includes Home Affairs & the Kachin Chief Minister ImageImageImage
The team will have to find out who's responsible for the incident on Thursday, how to help the victims affected by the landslide & how to ensure such an incident doesn't happen again. The committee is supposed to provide a report to the President as soon as possible.
@Global_Witness previously released a report estimating the #Myanmar #jade industry is worth at least US$31 billion in 2014 alone. It also reacted to the latest #Kachin #jade mine landslide saying it was "entirely preventable"…
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@Global_Witness says the landslide in #Kachin #Myanmar #Jade mine was "entirely preventable" as it's a "damning indictment" of government's "failure to curb reckless & irresponsible" practices. Adds #NLD government has failed to implement "desparately-needed reforms" over 5 yrs Image
Unfortunately such #jade mine landslides in #Kachin #Myanmar happen so regularly, killing dozens annually that it's disturbing how nothing seem to be done to prevent "pickers" from risking their lives. The last landslide happened just last week.…
@UNinMyanmar issues statement expressing deep sadness for "terrible loss" of lives in #Kachin #Myanmar #Jade mine landslide. Commends those who helped in rescue, recovery. At least 100 people have died in today's accident. Image
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