Victims buried in a mass grave after #Myanmar#military launched air strikes on a #Kachin Independence Organization #KIO anniversary celebration Oct 23. At least 80 people said to be killed, 100s more injured. Fatalities may rise over hindered medical aid #whatshappeninginmyanmar
Despite atrocities committed, #Myanmar#military remains defiant by calling air strikes & killings of civilians in #Hpakant#Kachin "fabricated" & "rumours". They've now cited own "sources" saying only ethnic #Kachin Independence Army #KIA personnel & resistance fighters killed
#Myanmar#military's air attacks on #Hpakant#Kachin during a Kachin Independence Organization #KIO concert Oct 23 killed at least 80 people & 100s more injured. #KIA says the army carried out a "mass killing" which is "1 of the most cruel & deplorable action" against civilians.
🧵In less than 2 months, #Myanmar & #Russia met at least 3 times via high-level physical visits. #Military chief now making 2nd trip to Russia with his last one only in mid-July. Attending Eastern Economic Forum, he'll likely engage Russian defence again #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar#Russia's Vladivostok Eastern Economic Forum's aimed at attracting investments into Russia. Unclear if Russian President Putin will attend. Since #Moscow attacked #Ukraine 5 months ago, nations like #US & #EU have introduced/expanded sanctions on Russia #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Myanmar-based diplomat adds @ASEAN should ban #military from upcoming June 22 defence ministers' meeting as report shows "Myanmar military is not a professional military". Calls regime’s promise of investigation "a farce" as army enabled atrocities #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#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