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We cannot call it #India-#Bangladesh prime ministerial meeting in true sense of the term, since #SheikhHasina came to the WEF meeting. The bilateral visit is scheduled later. However despite its limited scope I find the meeting very encouraging and beneficial for either side. 1/n
Key takeaways from #Modi-#SheikhHasina
Meeting 1) The LPG deal is consequent to #India's decision to invest in LPG terminal in #Chittagong. With time we wil see rise in supplies and #Bangladesh-#NorthEast LPG pipeline. 2/n
LPG deal is a mirror of #India-Bangladesh #diesel pipeline with the exception that in the case of #LPG, #Bangladesh is also getting #FDI. This is early stages of creation of a regional oil & gas grid, which may be expanded to #CLMV #Asean in the days to come. #Modi- #Hasina
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1/4 The @UN Fact-Finding Mission on #Myanmar just published its latest report: not only does it make a finding of State responsibility for #Genocide, it also adresses the responsibility of other States in the prevention of such a crime. #Rohingya
2/4 "The Mission concludes on reasonable grounds that the evidence supports an inference of genocidal intent and, on that basis, that the State of Myanmar breached its obligation not to commit genocide under the Genocide Convention under the rules of State responsibility."
3/4 Moreover, the report confirms that "the Rohingya people remain at serious risk of genocide under the terms of the Genocide Convention." Such a "serious risk" triggers the obligation to prevent #Genocide that rests on ALL States parties to the Convention (ICJ, Bosnia-Serbia).
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“On the one occasion that she felt threatened, after he paid her an angry visit armed with his black rifle, she called the sheriff’s office, but they could not find the location....”

Some of his neighbors also believe his attack was racially motivated…
“Ator, known to his closest neighbors as “El Loco” -- the crazy one -- kept to himself.

The nickname was partly a joke, and partly an expression of community unease.”
“He scared me when he came over with that rifle, and all the children were around,” she said. She said she and her husband have six children.


“The owner told me, that when he first moved in, he had a wife and kids,” she said.
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Today our #P4P Grant project spotlight shifts to #Myanmar, and Dan Seng Lawn (@dansenglawn) & Maran Ja Htoi Pan's examination of political representation of the ethnic Kachin people in Kachin state.
This is @dansenglawn's second #P4P Grant. His first was for a project analysing discourses of representation, instability and exclusion in newspapers in the post-Independence period in #Myanmar, with special reference to Kachin state; & included @britishlibrary archival research.
The new project brings into focus the unresolved and tense relationship between unionism, federalism, and minority rights in Myanmar.
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We are mid-way through our #P4P programme, which supports #Ethiopia and #Myanmar based researchers studying issues of political representation, participation and engagement in the global south, using approaches that integrate the arts and humanities... @ahrcpress @GCRF @SOAS
So, all this week we'll be sharing news of our latest #P4P Grant awardees and their projects...
1st up are Mikiyas Bekele Kidane (@MickyEthiopia), Abel Wabella (@Abelpoly), Solen G. Megersa (@solen_gemechu) & Michael Million - with 'The Participation of Target Groups in Civil Society Organizations and the Role of Civil Society Organizations in Federal Law-Making Processes'
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#India readies a Kilo submarine for #Myanmar - India is set to hand over to Myanmar its first ever submarine, with a Kilo class boat likely to be sent this year after being refitted indigenously 👍…

Via @Ayush59505784
INS Sindhuvir will be used by the Myanmar Navy — which is looking at acquiring a submarine fleet in the coming years, for training purposes. The Kilo class submarine, bought from Russia in the 1980s, is currently being modernised by the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) in Vizag.
The work is likely be completed before the end of this year. The transfer of the submarine is likely to take place with a line of credit (LoC) that has been extended by India to Myanmar for enhancing military capability.
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China’s increased naval presence in the Indian subcontinental region, strategic investments in new 'bases' brings with it grave economic and military implications, #India must wake up and take note as #Pakistan seems like the least of its worries
The ports also come with the high risk of becoming debt traps for the host nations involved due to the massive billion dollar investments and super long lease agreements being put forth by #China as they control trade routes, container ports and petroleum transit in the region
🇱🇰 #Hambantota port in #SriLanka is feared to become a Chinese Naval facility due to its sheer size, capacity and 99 year lease agreement
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Pakistan among Muslim countries in support of China
22 countries came together to condemn #China's treatment of #Uighur Muslims
“Faced with grave challenge of terrorism & extremism, #China has undertaken a series of counter-terrorism and deradicalization measures in #Xinjiang"
say 37 nations including #SaudiArabia #Syria #Pakistan #Oman #Kuwait #Qatar #UAE #Bahrain #Russia #Myanmar…
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Tragically Omar was badly let down when clinics in the camp said they couldn't do anything to help him. This seems to be typical of treatment for the #Rohingya for anything out of the ordinary that would require specialist treatment. #HelpOmarFaisal…
This is Omar Faisal with his dad who has never stopped fighting for him. For 6 years they tried to get him treatment for a condition that could have been easily treated as a baby. If left untreated he will go blind. #HelpOmarFaisal…
We tried to fundraise privately and get Omar Faisal treated without any fuss, but when he caught pneumonia and the operation scheduled had to be cancelled we realised we would have to take his story public to raise more funds. But also his is a story that deserves to be told...
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This is 6-year-old Omar Faisal. He has just recovered from a bout of pneumonia. And today, June 20, #WorldRefugeeDay he is returning to the plastic and bamboo home he shares with his #Rohingya parents & siblings in one of the world's largest refugee camps - in #Bangladesh
He is very happy as you can see from his pic.
Omar has a big challenge in front of him. Children with his condition, hydrocephaly, do not fare well if not treated early. Luckily, Omar can still talk ( he talks a lot!) and still has his sight. #WorldRefugeeDay
In #Myanmar, there was no opportunity for Omar to seek medical help. His parents even traveled to #Bangladesh when he was one but were thwarted by the large fee demanded by the hospital. Now Omar & his family are #refugees after the #Rohingya crisis of 2017. #WorldRefugeeDay
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Unlocking the Creative Potentials of Research workshop is underway in Yangon with introductions by the ‘Reducing Inequalities in Public Engagement’ #RIPE team
Myat Thet Thitsar introduces the #RIPE project, the Alliance for Inclusive Democracy, and the pursuit of more inclusive democracy in #Myanmar
@RAxelby introducing the #P4P grant scheme and its support to artists, academics and activists in #Myanmar to study the relationships between Parliaments, politicians and people
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"Endgame" -- May 11, 2019
Operation Disclosure…

(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation of the world based on intelligence received from several sources which may or may not be accurate or truthful.)
The Earth Alliance's plan to collapse the fiat debt-based financial system is nearly complete.

These plans were in the making after the events of 9/11 and were set in motion after the collapse of 2008.
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Here's what I think of as the dear #American journalists thread 2.0. It concerns Facebook and #lka, hate speech detection, and language complexities of the Global South, where @LIRNEasia (the think tank I work at) operates.
It seems a perfectly natural reaction, given the phenomenal amount of hate speech, to urge @facebook and @twitter to get their shit together and take it off the platform. Post March 2018, we - as in Sri Lankan civil society - tried.
In fact, one of the longest running arguments @sanjanah, @NalakaG and myself have had with the @facebook India team is that they consistently fail to live up to their own damn Community Standards, and only seem to pay attention as long as the @nytimes or @WIRED is slamming them.
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THREAD: Recent conflict between the #Myanmar military and the Restoration Council of #Shan State seems to represent a notable escalation and big blow to the ceasefire process. 1/9
After RCSS collectors allegedly seized equipment from the #Myanmar military, it retaliated with two symbolic bouts of shelling near the RCSS HQ area. The RCSS has viewed this as a direct message implying ‘we can attack your HQ’. 2/9
The coordinated nature of the attacks, from two separate locations, and the fact that they were so close to the border with Thailand, suggests that senior commanders were involved. And the RCSS have considered this a major infringement on the terms of the NCA. 3/9
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Just landed in #Thailand & looking forward to speaking at the @AfiForum. At the event? Come say hello. #AFIF2019.
500+ of the world’s leading #investors & #FI will explore investment opportunities to foster inclusive financial markets across #AsiaPacific
#Davos #WEF19 or here at the Asia Financial Institutions Forum @AfiForum #AFIForum 2019 in #Bangkok: something to ponder this #MLKDay weekend & beyond. #microfinance #accessstocapital #fintech #finance #inequality
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A report by @Beaking_News on @R4today explored possible EU #sanctions on #Myanmar's garment exports, in response to the #Rohingya atrocities. Here's a thread on why I think sanctions would be misguided.


CC @ecfr @eucopresident @FedericaMog
As I argued in my 2015 @OUPpolitics book, Societies Under Siege, where Myanmar was a case study, it's crucial to consider HOW sanctions are supposed to achieve one's desired goals. HOW exactly will economic pain translate into political gain?…

This is rarely, if ever, done. Policymakers typically just impose sanctions in the vague hope that "pressuring the regime" will magically translate into the outcomes they seek. Usually they don't: sanctions fail 2/3 of the time. Myanmar was no different.

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Ein kleiner, grüner Reisethread.

Beginnen wir mit @GoeringEckardt​s Reise nach #Myanmar im August 2018.
Die letzte Reise von @Cem_Oezdemir darf natürlich nicht fehlen.
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Time did the right thing today by awarding #TimePersonOfTheYear to journalists. It inspired me to look back at how @UN_SPExperts have emphasized the epidemic of attacks on journalists/ism just this year
following are just some of the attacks on journalists we highlighted. a core fact is that most attacks, and most abuses of human rights, are not held accountable.
the @Time 'award' takes place against the backdrop of @realDonaldTrump's attacks on truth
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🇨🇳 EE.UU ha acusado a #China de utilizar su poderío militar y económico -mediante la iniciativa One Belt One Road- para ejercer su influencia en países menos desarrollados.

Aunque lo niegue, China está aprovechando su poder para su beneficio geoestratégico.

⬇️ Abro hilo ⬇️
🇹🇴 #Tonga es el último país en unirse a la iniciativa OBOR a cambio de aumentar 5 años el plazo para devolver los préstamos concedidos por China.

Nukualofa debe a Pekín 115 millones de dólares, lo que equivale a casi un tercio del Producto Interior Bruto anual.
🇱🇰 #SriLanka tuvo que arrendar a 'China Merchants Port Holdings' el 70% del puerto de Hambantota por un periodo de 99 años a cambio de 1.100 millones de dólares.

Colombo se vio obligado a realizar esta concesión debido a la enorme deuda externa contraída con Pekín desde 2007.
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BREAKING: We have withdrawn our highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of the Myanmar leader’s shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for.
.@kuminaidoo, in a letter to Aung San Suu Kyi, has expressed our disappointment that she has not used her political and moral authority to safeguard human rights, justice or equality in Myanmar.
"Today, we are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, and the undying defense of human rights," writes @kuminaidoo to Aung San Suu Kyi of #Myanmar
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First up in our #RoryPeckAwards spotlight series is #News finalist Al-Emrun Garjon, a Bangladeshi freelance photojournalist and videographer, shortlisted for his film The Rohingya Crisis [1]
100,000s of Rohingya Muslims have poured into Bangladesh since August 2017, fleeing persecution in the Rakhine province of #Myanmar. Garjon’s footage captures their struggle to survive this long journey in search of safety [2]
From September 2017 to April 2018, Garjon’s daily reports on the mass exodus of Rohingyas showed a deep commitment to covering breaking news and human-interest stories that illustrate human suffering in a new way [3]
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1/ THREAD. What are possible #solutions to the threats #deepfakes and synthetic media could pose to evidence, truth and freedom of expression? Our survey from recent @witnessorg @firstdraftnews expert convening.
2/ Invest in MEDIA LITERACY + RESILIENCE/discernment for news consumers - how to spot both individual items of synthetic media (e.g. via visible anomalies such as mouth distortion often present in current deepfakes) as well as develop approaches to assessing image credibility
3/ Recent examples sharing commonsense guidance on this e.g. @CraigSilverman… and @samanthsunne…
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From the land of the Most Unwanted. #RohingyaCrisis
Minority within the world's most persecuted minority: 101 Rohingya #Hindu families who cant go back to #Myanmar, #India isnt taking them & it isnt safe where they are.
For yest's report, I was told to "GO TO PAKISTAN & WRITE ABOUT HINDU MINORITY".
I wrote about Rohingya Hindu minority & pin drop silence from the govt that says its the Promised Land of the Hindus? The MEA didnt even come on record for this story.
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let me tell you about this 'cesspool of political bias' amidst the U.S. new international #snowflake policy of withdrawal from the Human Rights Council
are some of its members egregious human rights abusers? of course. it's comprised of member states of the UN, and it could do much better. until today it included the US, which separates children from parents at the border in violation of international law.
and yes, the Council condemns #Israel's behavior repeatedly, with multiple resolutions, upsetting many who may perceive this as disproportionate attention…
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