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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's radical monk calls for boycott of 'Muslim firm' Ooredoo, granted a phone licence

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... the winners late on Thursday. "Why did they award this to a Muslim company?" The company, Ooredoo, this week won a 15-year concession to build and operate mobile-phone networks virtually from scratch, as did Telenor Mobile Communications of Norway. The networks are crucially needed in Myanmar, where fewer than 10 per cent of people have a mobile phone. That is a startlingly low ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Foreign firms win licences to provide mobile phone networks in Myanmar

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Norwegian and Qatari companies to build mobile phone networks, after auction seen as test case for economic and political change Foreign firms clinch telecoms ... people, where 9 per cent at most have a mobile phone. Telenor, which has 150 million customers worldwide and operates in neighbouring Thailand and Bangladesh, said it would launch its network next ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar press stage rare protest against journalist's conviction

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:54pm by AP

    ... to routine state surveillance, phone taps and censorship across all publications. However, even under recent reforms, some publications have been sued for defamation, including by government ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Lonely life of Myanmar's boy soldiers

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 11:07pm by AP

    ... shouting, 'This is not a place for crying'." So Min Thu learned to get by. He stifled his tears, and did what he was told. For years, occasional phone calls were his parents' ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Fragile calm in Rakhine after homes set ablaze

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... contacted by phone, said the flames and smoke were visible from his window. He was told the four torched homes belonged to Muslims. Fragile calm in Rakhine after houses set ablaze ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar becomes a land of opportunity with political reform

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... into Yangon land of opportunity "I waited for four years to get a mobile phone and now I can't live without it," says a thrilled taxi driver in Yangon, Myanmar. Joseph bought his US$50 ... mooted. But compared with four years ago, the mobile service is already much more affordable. SIM cards in Myanmar used to cost a mind-boggling US$4,000- effectively limiting mobile phones ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar warns ethnic violence could threaten reforms

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:34am by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... more than 500 kilometres south of Meikhtila, told shop owners to close. Monday night. A police officer contacted by phone from the city’s Sanchuang township described the action ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar ruling party set for leadership vote

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 04:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw

    ... ambitions of taking the presidency after 2015. The USDP, which was set up by the former junta, is still smarting from a blistering loss in April by-elections at the hands of Suu Kyi and her National ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar aims to improve lives, modernise with new reforms

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:12pm by Reuters in Naypyitaw

    ... Suu Kyi. In the telecoms sector, the government will aim for an 80 per cent penetration rate for mobile phones by 2015. The rate in 2011 was less than 3 per cent. The tourism industry, which ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    12 feared dead in magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Myanmar

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... that I have ever felt in my entire life," Soe Soe, a 52-year-old Shwebo resident, said by phone. She said that the huge concrete gate of a local monastery collapsed and that several sculptures ... abandoned mines. "Landslides occurred at some old ruby mines, but there were no casualties because these are old mines," Sein Win, a Mogok resident, said by phone. Damage to centuries-old ...




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