Thant Myint-U ( @thantmyintu ) Twitter Profile


Thant Myint-U

Mainly Myanmar (for the moment). New York, Rangoon, Bangkok, & Cambridge. RTs not endorsements.

Joined on 23 April, 2009

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Myanmar-related drug kingpin Tse Chi Lop, the "El Chapo of Asia", at the centre of a US$70 billion plus meth industry, with networks intertwined with Myanmar militia, and an annual income allegedly around $17 billion, arrested in the Netherlands

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No anti-maskers to be seen: (Myanmar) Kachin State and (China) Tengchong county trade coordination officials meeting near the border earlier this week (photo credit Ah Hpu).

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Perhaps time for an updated edition. @juggernautbooks @AitkenAlexander

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With worsening inequality, 140 million in Asia-Pacific pushed into extreme poverty over 2020. 265 million facing acute food insecurity. 1.9 billion people unable to afford healthy diet. In Myanmar 30% of kids stunted and 7% suffering from wasting.

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Getting ready at Yangon airport earlier today to receive the 1.5 million doses of Covid vaccines flown in as a gift by the government of India. A very good day for India-Myanmar relations @IndiainMyanmar

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Don't think people on this side of the Bay of Bengal have wanted something from India as much this đź’‰ in about 1,500 years.

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First batch of 1.5 million vaccine doses arriving in Myanmar tomorrow from India

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Replying to @Pol_Etrangere: [LECTURES📚] Sophie Boisseau du Rocher (@IFRI_asie) propose une analyse de l’ouvrage de @thantmyintu, "The Hidden History…

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Bhutan and Maldives first to receive India-produced COVID vaccines. Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles up next.

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Incoming Secretary of State promises to review Rohingya genocide determination

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[LECTURES📚] Sophie Boisseau du Rocher (@IFRI_asie) propose une analyse de l’ouvrage de @thantmyintu, "The Hidden History of #Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of #Democracy in the 21st Century", publiée dans PE n° 4/2020 :

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Workers' protests bring downtown Yangon to a halt. Severe economic downturn has brought millions to the brink but hasn't yet spilled over into broader unrest, in part a reflection of the very conservative nature of Myanmar society. But that could change.

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Dr Martin Luther King speaking at the #UnitedNations on the day of the historic Anti-Vietnam War demonstrations in NY and SF 15 April 1967 #MartinLutherKingDay @OfficialMLK3

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China's moving to tighten its grip over its entire rare earth supply chain. Nearly a third of China's rare earth imports come from Myanmar.

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Quoted @thantmyintu

Insightful survey of the challenges facing post-pandemic Asia by @jagowriter

I agree with @jagowriter (if I'm reading correctly) what's coming is a time for deep introspection and reform in Asia, but that perhaps for the first time in a long time, there's no need to look West for answers or even for the general narrative.

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No coincidence that the parts of Burma beyond colonial "economic activity" same parts barely administered (so w/ entirely different colonial experiences) and which after independence have been the site of violent state-building efforts (as well as repeated foreign intervention)

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A map of British India "Economic Activity" from JG Bartholomew's "School Economic Atlas" 1915

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"The scale of the threats to the biosphere and all its lifeforms—including humanity—is in fact so great that it is difficult to grasp for even well-informed experts."

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Replying to @Himalistan: #HimalArchives | How corruption and inequality have remained key features of #Myanmar's post-democratic political economy.…

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#HimalArchives | How corruption and inequality have remained key features of #Myanmar's post-democratic political economy. Excerpt from 'The Hidden History of Burma' by @thantmyintu:

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