Coconuts Yangon reports on rumours that the recently launched telecoms operator MyTel has subtly endorsed the nationalist 969 Movement, an Islamophobic group whose stated goals include preventing Muslim population growth in Myanmar.
Mark Farmaner, Burma Campaign UK’s Drector, tweeted: “MyTel is the most expensive mobile network in Burma. It funds the military, costing lives of ethnic people every day. Taking funds from health and education to buy guns and jets. Blocking democratic constitutional reform. #boycottMyTel”