Young men browse Facebook on their smartphones in Yangon. Photo: AFP

In Myanmar, 5G tests in Yangon, but a seven-week web blackout in restive Rakhine

  • An estimated 1 million people living in a conflict zone in the western part of the country have been without internet access since June 21
  • The shutdown was meant to disable militants but clashes are still raging, and local residents have been left to manage in isolation
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Young men browse Facebook on their smartphones in Yangon. Photo: AFP
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Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin has nearly a decade of experience spanning journalism and public policy in Washington, Taipei and Beijing. For the Post, she covers geopolitics, diplomacy and policy trends in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.