Myanmar has reimposed internet shutdown in parts of conflict-torn western states Rakhine and Chin, according to reports from Reuters and Myanmar Times. Norwegian telecom company Telenor Group said Myanmar's transport and communications ministry directed telecom companies to "temporarily" suspended mobile internet services in five Rakhine and Chin townships, citing "security requirements and public interest". The government's latest directive limits the blackout to three months. The shutdown went into effect on February 3 at 10 pm local time. Customers were informed of the internet suspension via SMS, Telenor Myanmar told The Irrawaddy. The order does not affect voice and SMS services. “Telenor Group believes in open communication and has repeatedly emphasised that freedom of expression through access to telecoms services should be maintained for humanitarian purposes, especially during times of conflict,” the operator told the publication. The areas were under a months-long…
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