Telenor takes big financial hit as its business in Myanmar sits in limbo

The military has faced allegations of human rights abuses including persecuting minorities and violently suppressing protests going back decades. The report said firms in Myanmar should end all ties with the military due to human rights abuses. “Telenor Myanmar has been focused on having minimal exposure to the military and have no direct links to military-controlled entities,” the spokesperson said. Since the coup, Telenor has cut ties with three suppliers after finding links to the military, the spokesperson added. Like other operators, Telenor paid license fees to the now military-controlled government in March, which critics argue may help it finance repression of public protest.

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