#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
Ex-#Thailand opposition MP @Pannika_FWP faces harassment almost on daily basis as people want to "silence us, discredit, devalue & destroy us". But adds, "We will never be silenced". Instead says they "inspire me" to speak out even more. Encourages those harassed do the same
Ex-#Thailand Minister @kasitpirom says "squeezing space of opposition" is not conducive to freedom of expression. It also curtail the democratic life of the public in general he adds. He is speaking at the launch of new report by @ASEANMP on "Parliamentarians at Risk"
Sep 14, 2020 • 13 tweets • 22 min read
@UNHumanRights Chief @mbachelet says #Myanmar disagrees with her office's findings on #HumanRights abuses/#violations but she renews her offer to engage with government as that's the best way to address issue. She also hopes to see women cabinet ministers after Nov 8 elections
#Thailanf Court approves rehabilitation plan for @ThaiAirways. THAI, once a national carrier, has been suffering from losses for last 7 years. It has total liabilities of some US$10.6 billion. Rehabilitation can take some 7 yrs to accomplish. Retrenchment, deep pay cuts expected
#Thailand court considered 4 factors in approving @ThaiAirways rehabilitation plan. These include court believing airlines has ability, resources & is committed to execute plan. It also approved panel of 7 including its acting president & EY corporate advisory to carry out plan
#UN IIMM head Nicholas Koumjian speaking at @FreeRoCoalition 3rd anniversary virtual forum of #Myanmar#Rohingya mass exodus saying international justice takes long time. Says "we will do what we can for eventual justice for those who suffer" from alleged #genocidal#war crimes #UN IIMM Chief Koumjian says those #Rohingyas who fled #Myanmar, cannot go home "continue to suffer everyday that they live outside their homes". Adds in his role, regardless of ethnicity, religion, "we're interested in human beings" to gather evidence of international crimes
Major turnout at @FCCThai with a discussion on the ongoing #Thailand pro-democracy/anti-government protests. One of the key organizers of the protests @fordtattepRuang is speaking while others arrested earlier today still making their way from court to the event. #ประเทศกูมี@fordtattepRuang at @FCCThai now says need to "escalate" protests given the continuing harassment as seen with the arrests of pro-democracy/anti-government protesters. He's also calling on media to not exercise "self-censorship". #ประเทศกูมี Rest of speakers have arrived.
New ministers in #Thailand gather for traditional picture in #Bangkok as 7 new faces introduced to replace those who quit last month. The new energy minister will also be a #DPM. 2 key ministers will be closely watched - energy & finance.
The new energy minister & #Thailand#DPM is ex-president of PTT Global Chemical, Supattanapong Punmeechaow (1st pic middle) & new #Finance Minister is Predee Daochai (1st pic right), ex-Kaisikorn Bank co-president. Both experienced in their respective fields.
Aug 6, 2020 • 5 tweets • 9 min read
In a wide-ranging speech for almost an hour, #Thailand#PM#Prayut sought to rally the citizens by calling on all to stop the infighting & conflicts or the nation will "go back to square 1" & end up regressing and not progressing. This will also affect policies to be implemented #Thailand#PM#Prayut was speaking at a local media event themed 'Thailand Rebounds'. He didn't refer specifically to the continuing protests against his administration but says all "shouldn't waste time" fighting as it'll also affect the confidence of the international community