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Myanmar Military Has Weaponized COVID-19 Against Its Own People

July 31, 2021

Myanmar’s COVID-19 deaths are on the rise, and residents and human rights activists are claiming that the government, which seized power in February, is using the pandemic to consolidate power and crush the opposition.Myanmar became the country with the highest per capita death rate in Southeast Asia during the past week, surpassing Indonesia and Malaysia. The country’s crippled health care system has rapidly become overrun with new patients suffering from COVID-19.There is a shortage of medical oxygen, and the government has banned its private sale in many places to prevent hoarding. However, this has led to widespread allegations that the stocks are going to government supporters and military-run hospitals.The government has also targeted medical workers for spearheading a civil disobedience movement that urges professionals and civil servants not to cooperate with the State Administrative Council.Yanghee Lee, the U.N.’s former Myanmar human rights expert and a founding member of the Special Advisory Council for Myanmar, says they have halted distributing protective equipment and masks and will not allow certain civilians to be treated in hospitals.”They have banned the sale of oxygen to civilians or people who aren’t supported by the SAC, so they are using something that can save people against people,” she said. COVID is being weaponized by the military.”Myanmar’s Deputy Information Minister Zaw Min Tun did not respond to questions about the allegations, but under internal and external pressure to end the pandemic, the leadership has been on a public relations offensive.The SAC’s military commander, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, is reported to have said that efforts were also being made to seek support from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and unspecified “friendly countries.”According to him, efforts must be made to improve the health of the State and its people.Its 7-day rolling average of deaths per million rose to 6.29 Thursday – more than double the rate of 3.04 in India at the peak of its crisis in May. The figures in Myanmar are believed to be dramatically undercounted due to lack of reporting and testing. A physician from the Mawlamyine General Hospital in Myanmar’s fourth-largest city told The Associated Press there was a big difference between the military council’s death toll and reality. “There are a lot of people in the community who have died of the disease.”On social media, videos show apparent virus victims laying dead in their homes for lack of treatment and long lines of people waiting for what oxygen is still available. The government denies reports cemeteries have been overwhelmed but announced Tuesday they were building new facilities to cremate up to 3,000 bodies per day.“By letting COVID-19 run out of control, the military junta is failing the Burmese people as well as the wider region and world, which can be threatened by new variants fueled by unchecked spread of the disease in places like Myanmar,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch. “The problem is the junta cares more about holding on to power than stopping the pandemic.”Myanmar was already one of the poorest countries in the region when the military seized power, causing a violent political struggle.Aung San Suu Kyi’s government narrowly survived a coronavirus outbreak last year by restricting travel and closing off Yangon. Vaccinations were secured from India and China, but their government was overthrown less than a week after the first shots were given.As civil disobedience grew after Suu Kyi’s removal, public hospitals were basically closed as doctors and other employees refused to work under the new administration, instead operating makeshift clinics for which they were arrested if caught.Mawlamyine doctors interviewed by AP said returning to public hospitals was too dangerous.”I could be arrested at any time if I returned to the hospital,” said the doctor, who was part of the disobedience movement and has been treating patients with supplies he has scrounged.The U.N. Human Rights Council’s independent expert on human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, said government forces have engaged in 260 attacks on medical facilities and personnel, killing 18. At least 67 health care professionals have been detained, and another 600 are still missing.Although military hospitals continued operating after Suu Kyi’s ouster, they were shunned by many people, and vaccinations slowed until they vanished completely just this week. Although no solid figures are available, it is believed about 3% of the population received two shots.The rapid rise in COVID -19 illnesses is “extremely concerning, particularly in light of the lack of health services and oxygen supplies,” said Joy Singhal, head of the Red Cross delegation in Myanmar.The disease needs greater testing, contact tracing and COVID-19 vaccinations, he told AP. “This latest surge is a bitter blow to millions of people in Myanmar, who are already contending with worsening economic and social circumstances.”Andrews urged the U.N. Security Council and member states to push for a COVID cease-fire earlier this week.He emphasized that the United Nations cannot remain passive while the junta attacks medical personnel as COVID-19 spreads unchecked. “They must act to stop this violence so that doctors and nurses can provide lifesaving care, and international organizations can help provide vaccinations and medical care.”The first of 2 million doses of vaccine will be sent to Yangon this month. Another 10,000 doses will go to the Kachin Independence Army, which has waged an insurgency for decades along a northern border region where the virus has spread.Zhao Lijian, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, declined to comment directly earlier this week on the report of the delivery to the KIA, stating instead that “the epidemic is a common enemy to all mankind.”According to Global New Light, Myanmar received another 1 million doses from China.COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported as widespread in Myanmar’s prisons. State-run MRTV television showed 610 inmates from Yangon’s Insein Prison receiving vaccines. The report was met with skepticism and derision on social media.If the government is positioning itself as the panacea to the pandemic by using vaccines and other aid, Lee says it’s too late.”The people know now, and it’s been too long,” she said. “COVID wasn’t manmade, but it got out of hand after complicity and deliberate blocking of services — there’s no going back.”

Supercell Is Negotiating With Japanese Game Maker Gree To End Lawsuit

July 31, 2021

Attorney and IP litigation specialist Darius Gambino of Pennsylvania-based law firm Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP tells SBJ’s James Fudge that Supercell beginning the process of settling its ongoing patent lawsuits with Japanese game maker Gree recently was probably the result of losing two verdicts and facing an additional trial in August.
Recently, Gree and the Swedish mobile game developer Supercell (which is owned by Chinese conglomerate Tencent Holdings) filed a joint notice of settlement and a request for a 30-day stay of all deadlines related to nine separate cases filed between February 2019 – April 2020. Those lawsuits related to Supercell’s popular game Clash of Clans played out in two different cases in the Eastern District of Texas and led to two losses for the developer to the tune of close to $100 million USD in judgments. Those lawsuits alleged that Supercell’s game infringed 27 patents, according to court filings. Clash of Clans gained popularity in the U.S. thanks to vigorous online and TV marketing campaigns and a notable Super Bowl XLIX Commercial in 2015 called “Clash of Clans Revenge,” starring actor Liam Neeson.
While Supercell managed to knock down some of Gree’s claims, the company ultimately faced verdicts of $92 million in May and another $8.5 million in September. The May verdict was of particular concern for Supercell because the jury found that the company “willfully infringed,” which gives Gree the ability to collect “treble damages,” or three-times the verdict amount.
“They were potentially on the hook for triple the amount, so $275 million just in that case,” Gambino said in a phone interview Monday. “And then they had the prior case, which was only about $8 million, and then they had this upcoming trial in August and I can’t really guess as to what the damages were going to be in that case, but I think they looked at all of that, and just thought, ‘We’ve taken this as far as we want to take it, we’d rather just focus on something else and put it to bed.'”
Gambino added that assuming the settlement is accepted by both sides, Supercell will sign a license agreement for Gree’s patents, or ” a combination of a release for past infringement and a license agreement” that would allow it to continue operating Clash of Clans and any other games without worry about patent infringement.
But the big takeaway from this latest development in the long string of ligation is that other companies that make mobile games had better be prepared to settle or go to court: “I think that’s the one intangible of this settlement is that once you have a patent assertion and you have a settlement like this, which is over $100 million it allows the patent holder to go to other companies who have these games that might be implicated by these patents and say, ‘Supercell settled with us and you should too,'” Gambino said. “I think it gives them a little bit more leverage to settle without going to litigation. I do think that they will probably start to pursue other entities now that they’ve achieved this big settlement.”
Supercell makes a number of games that are popular esports including Brawl Stars, Clash Royale, and Clash of Clans. Tribe Gaming, one of the most prominent mobile esports organizations in the U.S., competes in all three games.

Thai Media Associations Don’t Like New Fake News Law and Think It Is A Violation of Freedom Of Speech

July 31, 2021

It has been reported that the Thai government is cracking down on fake news. An order has been published in the Royal Gazette banning the distribution of false information that could lead to fear or misunderstanding. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says the measure is intended to ensure the spread of false content online does not undermine the government’s response to the pandemic. Thai media associations say the ban on fake news infringes upon freedom of expression.
According to the Thai government’s news bureau, according to the order, published in the Royal Gazette yesterday and issued in compliance with the Emergency Decree, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission is obligated to direct internet services to check IP addresses and immediately suspend services. Afterwards, the providers must report details to the commission, which will then file complaints with the police. A provider’s operating license will be revoked if it fails to follow the rules.
Six leading Thai professional media associations called on the government to abolish the provision of the Emergency Decree that infringes upon freedom of expression in a joint statement.
According to the statement, the media associations reached the following conclusions:

  1. The Prime Minister’s insistence on enforcing these new measures, along with the government’s recent attempts to intimidate and take legal action against members of the public who criticize the administration during COVID-19, clearly show an intent to suppress freedom of expression.
  2. The government’s insistence that the new measures are needed to combat fake news underlines the administration’s failure to communicate with the public.

Occasionally, a few media organizations did report inaccurate news, but their actions were not the result of an intentional plot to spread falsehoods or damage society, as alleged by the government and its information officers. Media industry errors can sometimes occur, but they can be corrected by presenting accurate information. A journalist who makes such an error already pays a high price in terms of credibility.

  1. The media and news agencies should stand together against the government’s new measures. In addition, we urge the media establishment to ensure that their news coverage is accurate and compliant with the highest journalistic standards – so as to deny the government any excuse to interfere with media operations, which will, in turn, affect the public’s right to information.

The Myanmar Military Captures About 60 Opposition Fighters

July 30, 2021

Recently, almost 60 civilian resistance fighters from the People Defense Force (PDF) in Mingin were arrested as they attempted to attack a village in the Sagaing Region.
According to the PDF, civilian resistance fighters recently attacked Pan Set and Taungbyu villages, which are strongholds of Pyu-Saw-Htee allies who are armed with automatic rifles by the junta.
Residents report that Pyu-Saw-Htee and junta troops raided their villages and attacked the resistance in the township over the past month.
Resistance fighters in Mingin told The Irrawaddy on Thursday they attacked villages on Wednesday to prevent junta attacks on villages in the south of the township with the Phyu-Saw-Htee.
According to the PDF, 57 resistance members were captured by Pyu-Saw-Htee during the firefight at Taungbyu village.
“Our fighters were caught by a trap after entering the village after the Pyu-Saw-Htee said they would surrender,” said a PDF member. Twelve more resistance fighters escaped outside the village.
The junta’s reinforcements forced the resistance fighters to retreat from saving the detainees. Residents report that the military regime used a helicopter to supply ammunition after the firefight.
According to the PDF member, some of our members were slain at the Taungbyu village while others were detained.
Former Mingin Township lawmaker U Maung Myint, a central executive committee member of the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), wrote on Facebook on Wednesday that PDF members had been captured as a result of military tactics.
During the fighting in Pan Set village, one villager was killed and three others were injured, according to a former military officer.
According to the PDF, five resistance fighters were injured during the firefight.
A PDF member said troops and Pyu-Saw-Htee members recently raided Konyin village and tortured villagers.
Three villages nearby have been evacuated because of junta raids.
Recent clashes between the resistance and junta have broken out in Mingin Township.
The junta has forced more than 10,000 residents of Twin, Linponeyi, and Zee Pin Twin villages in Kani Township, Sagaing Region, to flee their homes. Residents report finding the bodies of 12 villagers buried by junta troops on Monday near Zee Pin Twin recently.

Outer Wilds Game Gets Wilder With New Expansion

July 30, 2021

More than two years after it first launched, Outer Wilds is finally getting an expansion.
The publisher announced a brand new expansion to the critically acclaimed puzzle box at the Annapurna Showcase. Thanks to an updated Steam achievement list appearing last month, we already knew that more content would become. There was only placeholder text and numbers associated with the 12 new achievements, indicating that new content might be coming soon.
Recently, Annapurna released a trailer for the new content, confirming our hopes.
Since the original game’s secrets need to be kept secret, the trailer is extremely cryptic. We’ll have a ton of new planets to explore, and many new puzzles to solve. From the original game’s storyline, it will be titled “Echoes of the Eye”. Those of you who have played the original will know just what a big deal that is.
Echoes of the Eye is expected to release on all the platforms Outer Wilds is already available on 28th September 2021. Included are PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
In 2019, Mobius Digital’s space flight puzzler garnered critical acclaim. The game won a BAFTA award for Best Game. You’re right! It is one of the best puzzle and space exploration games ever made, as anyone who has played it will tell you.
In the original game, you explore a small solar system with a collapsing star located in the center. I shouldn’t say too much about what happens later in the game, but if you’ve never played it before you really should.
You were tasked with unraveling the mystery behind the universe’s bizarre state using a collection of gadgets and your own intellect. One of the most fulfilling gameplay experiences I’ve ever had was discovering the mysteries that lie within each of the planets and satellites. If you haven’t played it already, I strongly encourage you to do so.

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For Now, Thai Travelers Cannot Enter Phuket, No Word About The Phuket COVID-19 Sandbox Plan

July 30, 2021

Starting Aug 3, 2021, travelers from other provinces will no longer be able to enter Phuket, and the fate of the Phuket Sandbox scheme is still uncertain.
Governor Narong Woonciew signed a provincial order imposing stiffer travel restrictions on Phuket on Thursday. Outsiders are prohibited from traveling to Phuket, with the exception of those transporting essential goods, students, and emergency medical services. Those exempt from vaccination are still required to show proof of vaccination and vaccination at the entry checkpoint.
The Director-General of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), Kajornsak Kaewjaras, said the department will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in Phuket for another two weeks to decide whether to keep the Phuket Sandbox scheme.
Bangkok, he said, has done a good job controlling Covid-19 transmissions in the province, because 30 of the 12,395 foreigners visiting the island province have been identified and quarantined.
The province has succeeded in tracking down all infected visitors and preventing transmission to communities in this regard, he said.
Local tourism-related businesses have also been compliant with containment measures, according to Dr. Kajornsak. Over the past week, 148 cases have been reported in Phuket, according to the DDC. All of them came from other provinces. There are Phuket residents who have worked in other at-risk provinces and returned to Phuket to receive medical treatment.
However, Dr. Kajornsak said those at high risk will be isolated at local quarantine facilities. “There are currently nine active infection clusters in Phuket, all of which have been quarantined,” he said.
The DDC will wait for two weeks to determine whether there are any serious cases that require ventilators or not, he said. Phuket’s healthcare system is currently at about 36% capacity and can still treat new patients, he said.
The Phuket Sandbox scheme can continue for now, as recent inspections by Mr. Narong found no infections at those camps. The bubble and seal approach is also being implemented in an additional 800 worker camps as a precaution without the need for testing, Dr. Kajornsak said.
“We need another two weeks to assess the situation and assess whether local quarantine facilities can handle any additional patients.”

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China Is Being Affected By Rise of COVID-19 Infection Rates in Myanmar

July 29, 2021

The number of new COVID-19 cases in China is increasing every day, owing to an outbreak in Yunnan province, which shares a border with Myanmar, where the Delta variant of the coronavirus has spread.
The National Health Commission reported 65 new confirmed cases for July 19, compared with 31 a day earlier. It was the most since January 30, 2021, when 92 new cases were reported.
Most of the new cases were imported infections, with Yunnan reporting 41 new cases originating from abroad. All of the cases involved Chinese nationals who had recently returned from Myanmar.
The current outbreak of cases is spreading into two small towns in China’s Yunnan province, Ruili, and Longchuan.
As a result of its fourth outbreak since the pandemic started, Ruili reported seven locally transmitted cases on July 19, while Longchuan had one.
The overland transit point for Yunnan, which shares a border with Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam spanning 4,000 kilometers (2,485 miles).
In Yunnan, the outbreak represents the second outbreak of the highly contagious Delta strain in China, following an outbreak in southern Guangdong province in May and June 2021.
As he visited Ruili on Sunday, Yunnan vice-governor Zong Guoying promised to build a “fortress of iron” to stop further transmissions.
Xishuangbanna, which shares a long and porous border with Myanmar, has set up checkpoints on all roads to inspect incoming and outgoing traffic.
The police said that travel outside of Xishuangbanna’s urban center of Jinghong was discouraged, and special permits were also required to enter neighboring cities Lincang and Puer, as well as Ruili, when Reuters visited recently.
China reported 19 asymptomatic Coronavirus cases on July 19, 2021, up from 17 a day earlier. Asymptomatic infections are not counted as confirmed cases in China.
China now has 92,342 cases of COVID-19, with 4,636 deaths.

Activision Blizzard Staff Reacts To Sexual Harassment Suit

July 29, 2021

Over 1,000 former or current employees of Activision Blizzard signed a letter condemning the company’s response to the harassment and discrimination lawsuit it’s facing.
Bloomberg reports that the signatories said that Activision Blizzard’s comments following the lawsuit were “abhorrent and insulting to everything we believe our company should stand for.”
Activision Blizzard fought back after the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit claiming the company’s toxic culture fostered harassment and discrimination against women. An employee of the company denied the allegations, calling them “distorted and false.”
Activision Blizzard was asked to acknowledge the “seriousness” of the allegations and “demonstrate compassion for victims of harassment and assault” in the letter.
ABK’s executive vice president for corporate affairs, Frances Townsend, was also asked to step down as executive sponsor of the Employee Women’s Network.
Within days, Townsend responded to the lawsuit: It was “farcical and irresponsible,” and presented a “distorted, untrue picture of [the] company, including old and incorrect stories, some dating back over a decade.”
Lastly, the letter asked the executive leadership team to work with staff on how to make Activision Blizzard a “safe place to speak out and come forward.”
According to the letter, “our values as employees are not accurately reflected in the words and actions of our leaders.” “These statements are detrimental to our ongoing quest for equality both within and outside of our industry.”
Activision Blizzard says the allegations are false and distorted “to create a company atmosphere that disbelieves victims,” the letter’s signatories wrote.
The letter also casts doubt on our organizations’ ability to hold abusers accountable for their actions and foster a safe environment where victims can come forward in the future. “These statements show that our leaders are not putting our values first. Immediate corrections should be made at the highest levels of our organization.”
According to Axios, 500 current and former Ubisoft employees signed an open letter criticizing the company’s handling of allegations.
There have been reports of harassment and inequality across multiple Ubisoft studios, most recently at Ubisoft Singapore.
Activision Blizzard employees are protesting their organization for similar reasons, and the group was in solidarity with them.
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The letter also suggested that large publishers and developers work together “to set rules and processes for dealing with complaints of these offenses.”
CNN reports that over 2,000 Activision Blizzard employees have signed a petition criticizing the company’s response to its recent sexual harassment allegations.

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Preparation Is Continuing For Pattaya Move On Reopening Program Despite Rise of COVID-19 Infection Rite

July 29, 2021

Planning for the “Pattaya Move On” reopening program will continue despite the high Covid-19 infection rate in Chon Buri. As a result of the ongoing spread of the disease and the emergence of the highly transmissible Delta variant, which has infected over 500,000 people in Thailand over the past several months, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has been considering whether to delay the reopening of several tourist destinations.
Pattaya has been hurt by a lack of international tourism. A number of businesses have closed. Walking Street has been compared to The Walking Dead, the zombie apocalypse TV show and graphic novel series. Many of the bar girls at popular go-go bars are out of work and have tried to earn money by doing live-stream videos for overseas customers.
Pattaya Business and Tourism Association President Boonanan Phattanasin says that the “Pattaya Move On” plan will continue regardless of TAT’s talk of delaying the schemes. The reopening will take place on September 1 2021. Koh Larn can also be used as a “sandbox” for foreign tourists during their first week in Thailand.
‘If the situation improved and no immediate support plan was in place by the official reopening date, that could cause problems, and the opening of the city would have to be postponed anyway. Pattaya will be reopened to foreign and domestic tourists, with all business sectors operating, as soon as possible.”
Due to its high infection rate, Chon Buri, which includes Pattaya, is classified as a “dark red” province under maximum control. The province reported 864 cases of Covid-19 today. Since April 1, there have been more than 20,000 confirmed Covid-19 infections in Chon Buri.
Foreign tourists are scheduled to be able to visit 10 provinces by the end of October, according to tourism officials. Phuket reopened on July 1 under the “Sandbox” model and Surat Thani reopened its three islands, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Tao, on July 15 under the “Samui Plus” model. By the end of October, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, Chon Buri, Krabi, Phang Nga, and Buriram would also reopen.
TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn recently said that reopening all 10 tourist destinations by the end of October might be difficult due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak and high rates of infection in target tourist destinations like Bangkok and Chon Buri.

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OECD Gets Many Complaints From Civil Service Organizations About Telenor Moving Out Of Myanmar

July 28, 2021

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was recently contacted by hundreds of Myanmar civil society organizations complaining about Norwegian telecoms giant Telenor’s “irresponsible disengagement” from Myanmar.
On behalf of 474 Myanmar groups, the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) filed a complaint with the Dutch government. According to them, Telenor’s sale of Myanmar operations to the Lebanese M1 Group violates OECD standards outlining the requirements for a responsible exit from Myanmar.
Only about half of the $105 million upfront payment was announced on July 8, representing a tiny fraction of the $782 million the company used to be valued at. The move has been condemned by activists, rights groups, and Telenor customers who feel they will be subjected to increased surveillance by Myanmar’s brutal junta in partnership with the new operator, M1.
“Telenor failed to conduct appropriate risk-based due diligence and has failed to seek to prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts,” according to the OECD complaint.
In addition, Telenor failed to engage meaningfully with relevant stakeholders and was not transparent regarding the details of the sale, according to the complainants.
As a result of a political deadlock, Najib Mikati was nominated on Monday to be Lebanon’s next prime minister. Mikati is described by The Guardian as “the country’s richest man”; he has served twice as prime minister, and he remains a controversial figure due to his extreme wealth, charges of corruption, and investments in conflict-torn nations telecoms infrastructure.
The OECD complaint refers to M1 Group, a Mikati family business, as an unsuitable partner for Telenor’s handover based on both the OECD’s business and human rights guidelines and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Myanmar civil society organizations say the Mikatis have a history of doing business with authoritarian governments, including Syria, Sudan, and Yemen, as well as allegations of corruption and terrorist financing.
Joseph Wilde-Ramsing, a senior researcher with SOMO, described Telenor’s “irresponsible disengagement” from Myanmar as “disappointing,” given the standards that Norwegian businesses are believed to adhere to.
When companies like Telenor enter risky contexts like Myanmar, they should consider more than just profits and be prepared with a responsible exit strategy. “Telenor’s lack of due diligence and preparation gives it no license to leave the Myanmar people in the lurch,” he is quoted as saying.
Ko Ye, an activist who took part in the OECD complaint, said he did not trust M1 Group to fulfill its human rights responsibilities or deal with the firm with integrity and asked the OECD’s Norwegian focal point to intervene.
“The sale to M1 Group must be halted before it leads to further killings and torture,” he said.
According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, some 934 people have been killed by the Myanmar military since the February 1 coup.
Recently, a Telenor representative confirmed to Myanmar Now that the sale of its Myanmar infrastructure to M1 Group would include call data records of its 18 million subscribers. This identifying information could be dangerous in the hands of the junta, with which M1 is expected to work closely.
Telenor continues to face OECD complaints about its commitment to due diligence despite its reputation as a responsible business.
During military operations against Rohingyas in Alethankyaw, Maungdaw Township in August 2017, Myanmar soldiers used a telecommunications tower owned by Irrawaddy Green Towers and leased to Telenor as a sniper post. Troops allegedly killed Rohingya villagers fleeing the tower and buried many of their bodies at its base.
Telenor has been referred to the OECD by the Committee Seeking Justice for Alethankyaw in December 2019 regarding the matter. OECD’s Norwegian focal point has been investigating Telenor since last year to determine whether the company violated due diligence regulations in establishing a tower in the area.
The UN Fact-Finding Mission also identified Telenor’s Myanmar buyer, M1 Group, as a shareholder of Irrawaddy Green Towers. Mytel, a telecommunications provider owned in part by the military, also leases towers from Irrawaddy Green Towers.

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