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International Affairs /1-1
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
Myanmar's Generals
Run A Nearly Sanction-Proof
BUSINESS EMPIRE
Long Before Seizing Control
Of The Streets
by @oanhha @jwf825
& Khine Lin Kyaw
MAY 11, 2021
["bloomberg.com/graphics/2021-…"]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar
International Affairs /1-2
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- Area : 676.5K km²
- Population : 53.6 M
- Capital : #Naypyidaw
largest city : #Yangon
ETHNICS
- #Bamar 68%
- #Shan 9%
RELIGIONS
- #Buddhism 88%
- #Christianity 6.2%
- #Islam 4.3%
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
#Burmese
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International Affairs /1-3
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
ECONOMY
- 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
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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. globalwitness.org/jade-story/ It also reacted to the latest #Kachin #jade mine landslide saying it was "entirely preventable"
globalwitness.org/en/press-relea…
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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. mizzima.com/article/two-ki…
@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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