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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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@DalrympleWill Watch this thread of portraits of all the 28 #Mughal rulers and a brief history.
To start with,credit @Wikipedia here are some known Standards (Alam) of the empire. Left: possible one, from paintings. Right: captured by British in 1857.
@India_Atelier @mukhoty
The first #Mughal Emperor was Zahir ud din Mohammed #Babur Born in #Ferghana #Uzbekestan he ruled #India from #Delhi from 1st April 1526 to 26th December 1530.
This c1630 painting is from @V_and_A Artist unknown.
@DalrympleWill @India_Atelier @mukhoty @Bagh_eBabur
From @RCT this c1603 painting by artist #Mohan is of the 2nd emperor, Nasir ud din Mohd #Humayun, ruled from 26th Dec 1530 to 27th May 1540. Defeated by #Suri dynasty, he recovered the empire, ruling from 22nd Feb 1555 till 27th Jan 1556. Died falling from stairs
Tomb at #Delhi
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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
afiforum.com
#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.

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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?
global.oup.com/academic/produ…

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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.
instagram.com/p/BnJIAETjauf/
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. bit.ly/ASSKupdate
.@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 buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman… and @samanthsunne gijn.org/2018/05/28/wha…
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From the land of the Most Unwanted. #RohingyaCrisis
Read?
thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/…
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.
#RohingyaCrisis thehindu.com/news/internati…
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 ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HR…
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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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hearing—"#China's Worldwide #Military Expansion" is a dramatic bellwether of growing concerns in Washington & beyond.

Now online—hard-hitting arguments + many data points, some deeply-analyzed yet hard to find elsewhere in public domain:
bit.ly/HouseIC
CAPT Jim Fanell, USN Ret, former @USPacificFleet N2:

"today, the PLA Navy consists of over 330 surface ships & 66 submarines, nearly 400 combatants. As of 4 May 2018, the @USNavy consists of 283 battle force ships: 211 surface ships and 72 submarines."
bit.ly/HouseIC
"By 2030, it is estimated [by Fanell & @SCheneyPeters in their chapter in @NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime Studies Institute's Chinese Naval Shipbuilding volume amazon.com/Chinese-Naval-… @USNIBooks that] the PLANavy will consist of some 550 ships: 450 surface ships & 99 submarines."
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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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A short thread about 'doing' #History, and a glimpse of what I am working on.

#Burma #Myanmar #SOE #Force136 #WW2 #SWW
Step 1: Read translated interview
'After the battle, our company and the Chinese company were ordered to defend the Mawchi road and the Officer-in-Charge was Capt. Thompson of the Bengal Rifles. Jemedar Pan Mya and 16 soldiers were captured fighting the Japanese at Paletwa.'
Step 2: Check out Capt. Thompson
Thompson was not Bengal Rifles, he was 1st Battalion Burma Rifles. Translator or interviewee error? Not to worry. Error found.
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This thread is for anyone in #cdnpoli who thinks that it's an exaggeration to refer to Trudeau as #JihadiJustin. It is my great hope that once Cdns realize that Trudeau's & LPC's decisions are systemically made to appease radical lslam, that we could unite as Cdns to resist..
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Even before Trudeau was elected, there were plenty of red flags that were mostly ignored or dismissed as harmless pandering or bad judgement. If only more Cdns watched this video before the 2015 election ... dailymotion.com/video/x384xvz
#JihadiJustin #cdnpoli #TrudeauMustGo
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Since getting elected, Trudeau/LPC prioritized lslamists/Jihadis interests, while jeopardizing the interests of moderate MusIims & Cdns
- Refugees
- Welcome to Canada Tweet / Border Security
- BillC6
- M103
- Terrorist Payouts
- ISIS Reintegration
...
#JihadiJustin #cdnpoli
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Hinduism expansion in Asia, from its heartland in Indian Subcontinent, to the rest of Asia, started circa 1st century
Greater India was the historical extent of the culture of Hinduism & Buddhism beyond the Indian subcontinent.
Ruins of Ayutthaya Temple in Wat Cha Wattanaram, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand which was named after Ayodhya.
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