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Myanmar conflict zones kept offline despite Suu Kyi digital push

Portions of ethnic states remain in internet blackout as criticism grows

Myanmar authorities began strengthening their grip over the nation's cyberspace in March, with directives to mobile operators to block certain websites.   © Reuters

YANGON -- Myanmar citizens living in some of the country's ethnic conflict zones are facing difficulties accessing the internet due to government restrictions and the low level of communications infrastructure, despite national leader Aung San Suu Kyi's push for a digital economy in the aftermath the coronavirus pandemic.

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