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#Kolkata's trams are famous. The electric #trams were first introduced in 1902 and at their peak covered 40 lines carried commuters over a 70 km network. Today only 28 km of the network remains. Once upon a time other cities in India also had electric/mechanical trams.
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#Karachi Tramway first opened for traffic in 1885 as a steam tramway. By 1909 the East India Tramwag Co, had an all petrol/diesel fleet of trams. In 1949 the whole tramway system was sold to the Mohamedali Tramways Company (MTC). All 4 lines closed in 1975.
#Bombay Tramway Company Limited was established in 1873. Electrified service began in 1907 and double-deck tram service in 1920. At its peak in 1935, 433 trams ran on 47 km of track. The service closed in 1964.
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As #Myanmar 🇲🇲 enters 2022 the #PDF and allied resistance groups are taking the initiative across the country, launching multiple hit-and-run attacks on the military.

Fighting is especially heavy in the #Demoso Township in #Kayah state irrawaddy.com/news/burma/mya…
#Myanmar 🇲🇲: one example was an attack by the Eagles Army (#PDF group in Tigayaing Township) on two military patrol boats going down the Ayeryawady river.

Around 20 soldiers were reportedly killed by mine attacks on the boats. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Myanmar 🇲🇲: another attack was launched by the Aung San Force (#PDF group in #Magway) who dropped explosives from a drone down on a military convoy of 150 soldiers below. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
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Five #dead after #Myanmar #security forces ram car into protest | December 5
- Witnesses said dozens had been injured. Photos and videos on social media show a vehicle that crashed through the protesters and bodies lying on the road.
thefinancialexpress.com.bd/world/asia/fiv…
Five dead after #Myanmar security forces ram car into #Yangon protest – media | 2 hours ago
- Anti-military protests are continuing despite the killing of more than 1,300 people since the Feb. 1 #coup.
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#Myanmar foreign ministry issues statement accusing the #UN of "selectively targeting" the nation by using "exaggerated numbers & figures which are not verifiable". Accuses UN team in #Yangon of not communicating/verifying information with the ministry #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
This comes just ahead of upcoming Sept 14 #UN's 75th General Assembly where world leaders will gather & where it'll be determined whose credentials of the #Myanmar representative UN will accept. That of a #Military nominee or 1 by civilian @NUGMyanmar? #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
Seemingly in a tit-for-tat, #Myanmar #military also targeted foreign, local aid staff working inside nation by asking organizations to fire at least 230 of them. @WHO & other #UN agency staff identified. Concerning as their work vital especially now #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
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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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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar28Coup
#CrimesAgainstHumanity

News of #Myanmar military junta’s violence and crimes on March 28, 2021

⚠️May contain graphic contents⚠️

Note: ongoing #internetshutdown in Myanmar. The atrocities may be more than what’s recorded here.
⚠️Tw // graphic content
📍Mandalay
Last night, a civilian was burnt alive by the #Myanmar military SAC in Mandalay. He was just looking outside for the situations of the neighborhood. And he was said to be a father of 4 children.
JUNTA MASSACRE
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar28Coup
⚠️Tw // arson
📍Mandalay
Terrorists set fire on houses at around 1:30AM. When civilians try to extinguish,they shot at people. Thus, 60 houses from Mandalay(25-58)/56 to 117/116 were completely burned.
JUNTA MASSACRE
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar28Coup
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#BREAKING The military chiefs of a dozen countries including the US, Britain, Japan and South Korea join together to condemn Myanmar's use of lethal force against unarmed civilians
#UPDATES "A professional military follows international standards for conduct and is responsible for protecting, not harming, the people it serves," the military chiefs including those from US, Britain, Japan, South Korea say in rare joint statement
Defence chiefs from a dozen countries jointly condemn the bloodbath in Myanmar a day earlier, when at least 90 people -- including several children -- were killed after security forces opened fire on protesters u.afp.com/UY6A
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Its a bloodbath in #Myanmar 🇲🇲 today as dozens of protesters have been killed by the #Tatmadaw. According to one media source the death toll stands around 91.

Last night state-TV was broadcasting warnings to the protesters, telling them they'd be shot in the head and back.
#Myanmar 🇲🇲: in #Yangon a one-year-old infant was reportedly hit in the eye with a rubber bullet. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #Mar27Coup
#Myanmar 🇲🇲: in #Shan state #Tatmadaw forces fired tear gas into a crowded streets to break up a protest. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #Mar27Coup
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar24Coup #Mar24SilenceStrike
#OpCCP

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News of Junta’s violence and crimes on March 24, 2021

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Note : ongoing #internetshutdown in Myanmar. The atrocities may be more than what’s collected here Image
Dr. Kyaw Thet Naing, Lecturer from University of Medicine-2 Physiology Dept and his wife were abducted by Junta this morning even though they had managed to evade arrest. CDM staffs have been targeted by Junta.

SILENCE REVOLUTION
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar24SilenceStrike ImageImage
⚠️Tw // Death
Shine Naung Naung(19 yr) who got shot at Spine the other day. Because of the wounds,his lower body can't move and some nerves have been numb. But he was reported dead at 11:55 AM on Mar 24 in Yuzana Myo Taw.
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar24SilenceStrike Image
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#Myanmar Nationwide silent strike
SILENCE REVOLUTION on March 24

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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar24SilenceStrike
#Mar24Coup #MilkTeaAlliance
#MilkTeaAllianceMyanmar Image
Silence - The loudest scream

On March 24 - on the roads of Myanmar, there will be no cars, no humans and all stores will be closed.
We will all stay inside our homes. We will not go out. Image
Why?

- to recognize all the fallen heroes by giving a moment of silence
- to replenish our energy
- proving #Myanmar military SAC group wrong, in response to them saying the country is returning to 'normal' state.

SILENCE REVOLUTION
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar24SilenceStrike
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar23Coup #OpCCP
#MilkTeaAllianceMyanmar

Situations in #Myanmar on March 23, 2021

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⚠️May contain graphic contents⚠️

Note : ongoing #InternetShutdown in Myanmar. The atrocities may be more than what’s recorded here.
Categories for thread
✊- civilians strike
🪖- junta’s violence
🕯- night strike

📍#Mandalay Region
MyaTaung Protest group managed to have a dawn strike this morning despite of the recent brutal crackdown by the #Myanmar military SAC group.
source - mizzima
KEEP ON MOBILE DATA
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar23Coup
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar22Coup #OpCCP
#MilkTeaAllianceMyanmar

Situations in Myanmar on March 22, 2021

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⚠️May contain graphic contents⚠️

Note : ongoing internet blackouts in Myanmar. The atrocities may be more than what’s recorded here.
Categories for the thread

✊- civilians strike
🪖- junta’s violence
🕯- night strike

📍#Mandalay Region
No human strike by the medical professional family of Mandalay City, #Myanmar
Source - Khit Thit
STRENGTH OF UNITY
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar22Coup
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar21Coup #OpCCP #MilkTeaAlliance

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✊ - civilians strike
🪖- junta’s violence
🕯- night strike

Note: the atrocities may be more than what’s recorded here, due to internet blackouts. Image


📍#Mandalay Region
Medical Family Dawn Strike in Mandalay with powerful crowd.
Daily Junta’s inhumane crackdowns can’t stop people from protesting against military coup and fighting for democracy.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar21Coup ImageImageImageImage


📍New York, USA
Hundreds of people gathered in NewYork TimeSquare and showed their support for legitimate government CRPH @CrphMyanmar and condemned military regime.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar21Coup ImageImageImageImage
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar20Coup #OpCCP
#MilkTeaAlliance

Incidences in Myanmar on March 20, 2021

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Tagline - SUPPORT FEDERAL DEMOCRACY

Note the Internet blackouts in Myanmar. The atrocities may be more than what’s recorded here.


📍#Japan
25 Burmese nationals in Japan have begun 48-hour hunger strike at 8 am (JST) today demanding the @UN to take action ASAP.
The protest will end at 8 am(JST)on March 22.

SUPPORT FEDERAL DEMOCRACY
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar20Coup


📍#Shan State
People in KyaukMe (Shan State) protest against the Military Coup, and show their support for R2P this morning .

SUPPORT FEDERAL DEMOCRACY
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar20Coup
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar19Coup #OpCCP
#MilkTeaAlliance

Incidences that happen in Myanmar on March 19, 2021 will be collected in this tweet.

⚠️May contain graphic contents⚠️

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Tagline - R2P NOW
📍#Karen State
Tw // loud noise
In MyaWaddy, Karen State, junta cracked down the peaceful sit-in strike by opening fire & using tear gas around 8 AM this morning. Some protesters are arrested.
R2P NOW
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar19Coup #OpCCP
📍#Bago Region
Powerful Strike of Bago(Pegu). Despite violent crackdowns, night arrest and shot , protests show no sign of fizzling.

R2P NOW
#Mar19Coup
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar18Coup #OpCCP

Incidences that happen in Myanmar on March 18, 2021 will be collected in this tweet.

⚠️May contain graphic contents⚠️

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Tagline - INTERNET BLACKOUT Image
📍#Yangon
Tw // fire
Location- Thamine, Yangon. (8AM)
The Military terrorist set fire again on the barricades, ramdomly shoot to the unarmed civilians and arrest a civillian.
INTERNET BLACKOUT
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Mar18Coup #OpCCP ImageImageImageImage
📍Mon State
Civillians from #Mawlamyine protests against Military Coup in Ahhtayan River.
The banners say
“If you are brave, put down your weapons and fight with us fairly”
“We do not want military dictatorship”
INTERNET BLACKOUT
#Mar18Coup
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar ImageImageImageImage
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Incidences of Myanmar on March 16, 2021 will be collected in this tweet.

⚠️May contain graphic contents⚠️

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NEWS SUPPRESSION
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #Mar16Coup #OpCCP #MilkTeaAlliance
📍South Dagon, Yangon
Tw // blood // death
A passer-by who was just walking on Sepin street, South Dagon was killed by gunshot of military junta group. Happened just now. Where's our safety?

NEWS SUPPRESSION
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #Mar16Coup #OpCCP
📍Yangon
This is #Yangon today, not a slaughter ground, not a movie scene.
NEWS SUPPRESSION
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #Mar16Coup
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THREAD 20 of writing against the 🪖-coup. Because people in #Myanmar need to be heard & the @IntlCrimCourt should know #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar. As the #CivilDisobedienceMovementMyanmar is getting stronger, all people on this list sacrificed their lives for #democracy #March2Coup Image
1. While #FB has partially banned top military accounts and pages (not the businesses), @TikTokSupport needs to immediately react and block the hundreds of accounts by 🪖promoting hate speech and inciting violence there #CivilDisobedienceMovementMyanmar
2. Not only in #Mandalay and #Monywa but also in smaller places people have begun to install self-governing bodies. This is exactly what the #military fears and why they keep kidnapping low- and mid-level state personnel at night: self-governance is powerful! #March2Coup #Myanmar
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Statement by @hrw on today's violence by #Tatmadaw & police in #Burma: "The #Myanmar security forces’ clear escalation in use of lethal force -- in multiple towns & cities across the country in response to mostly peaceful anti-coup protesters -- is outrageous & unacceptable..."
"...and must be immediately halted. Live ammunition should not be used to control or disperse protests and lethal force can only be used to protect life or prevent serious injury.."/2 @pomyanmar @MOFAMyanmar @myanmar_moi @UNinMyanmar

#SaveMyanmar #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #Dawei
"...Any deaths and serious injuries should be promptly and impartially investigated. Those found responsible for any unlawful acts should be held accountable..."/3

#Myanmar #SaveMyanmar #WhatsHappeninglnMyanmar
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In upmarket Yankin Tsp in #Yangon #Myanmar sits Golden City complex. Behind veneer of gaudy gold-patterned buildings, there is a bloody fact: it channels $millions to the Army Quartermaster General's office, which buys weapons used to commit #WarCrimes & #CrimesAgainstHumanity 👇🏽
The buildings in Golden City complex are home to powerful Chinese multinational corporations, incl. CITIC, China Railway Construction Corp, Bank of China, China State Construction Engineering & China International Telecommunication Construction Corporation. 1/
The building hosts a giant “Huawei” sign, celebrating the Golden City’s biggest Chinese tenant. The development boasts 221 luxury apartments, of which 147 are leased to @Huawei 2/
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#Birmanie Ce qu'il faut savoir sur le coup d'Etat (thread) ⬇️
C'est toute la stratégie d'engagement européenne et américaine 🇪🇺🇺🇸 qui vole en éclats - très peu de sanctions malgré le massacre des Rohingyas.

C'est aussi le pari d'Aung San Suu Kyi et ses renoncements qui s'écroule.
Min Aung Hlaing, le chef de l'armée birmane, avait annoncé qu'il respecterait les résultats des élections.

2 mois plus tard, coup d'Etat. La valeur de la parole de l'armée... Image
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Wow!

#Myanmar’s new military ruler for the one year State of Emergency declared is General Min Aung Hlaing

In 2017, he was individuality identified by @amnesty for human rights abuses in relation to atrocities under his command against the #Rohingya. #BurmaCoup #Myanmar #Burma
Six months ago - 3 years after the Myanmar military’s targeted campaign of violence began - @amnesty revealed that Rohingya were still being killed in Rakhine state

General #MinAungHlaing was in command of the army
#burmacoup #Myanmarcoup #burma #Myanmar
"This is an ominous moment for people in #Myanmar, and it threatens a severe worsening of military repression and impunity." Ming Yu Hah, @amnesty's Deputy Regional Director. #Myanmarcoup #BurmaCoup #Burma #Yangon #MinAungHlaing #AungSanSuuKyi #ASSK amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
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#Myanmar 🇲🇲 BREAKING: #AungSanSuuKyi has been arrested alongside the country's President according to her party the #NLD.

It seems that the military is commiting a coup.
Unlike before it will be very hard for #AungSanSuuKyi and the #NLD to profile themselves as champions of democracy in #Myanmar 🇲🇲.

In the short period that they were in a shared position of power they allowed the #Rohingya genocide to take place and defended the perpetrators.
That being said the actions of the #Tatmadaw are clearly a coup and the international community should retaliate.

The people of #Myanmar 🇲🇲 deserve better than to go back to the dark days of military totalitarianism.
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#Myanmar #Yangon #Coronavirus #Slums #chaos

According to reports, the second wave witch hit Myanmar bad again causes massive problems to the poor poopulatin of Myanmar with makes a third ot the total 53 million residents. Many people sold everything they had to affort food.
Myanmar has 43,788 total infections and 1066 Coivd-19 related deaths. People in the slums of Myanmar starting to eat everything possible like rats, or even going to hunt. Estimated numbers say that in the devolping country up to 38 million people could be pushed into poverty.
The goverment garante the poors 3 pay checks of $15 each. 40% of all households recivdd goverment aid but many workplaces were shut down. Also the first time in 20 years Myanmar will face a increase of poverty.
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