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Reuters exclusively reports after pressuring telecom firms, Myanmar’s junta bans executives from leaving

Reuters exclusively reported that senior foreign executives of major telecommunications firms in Myanmar have been told by the junta that they must not leave the country without permission. A confidential order from Myanmar’s Posts and Telecommunications Department in mid-June said senior executives, both foreigners and Myanmar nationals, must seek special authorization to leave the country. A week later, telecom companies were sent a second letter telling them they had until July 5 to fully implement intercept technology they had previously been asked to install to let authorities spy on calls, messages and web traffic and to track users by themselves.

Article Tags
Topics of Interest: Business & Finance
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Equities
Regions: Asia
Countries: Myanmar
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
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