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Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

Facebook’s ban of Myanmar’s military leaders marks a new step for the leading social network against state “actors” – and raises thorny questions on how the company deals with repressive regimes using the platform.


Japan's KDDI, Sumitomo eye US$2bil Myanmar telecom deal

Japanese mobile carrier KDDI said Thursday that it planned to link up with trading house Sumitomo in a deal to invest about US$2bil (RM6.36bil) in developing wireless networks in Myanmar, as the country opens up after years of military rule.


For Apple and others, tin supply chain has ties to rebel-held Myanmar mine

From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies.


Tech sector sizzles as Myanmar embraces Internet for the masses

From navigating gridlocked city roads to playing a favourite national sport, new homegrown apps are blossoming in Myanmar as cheap mobile technology ignites an Internet revolution in the once-isolated nation.


UN urges social media, investors to promote human rights in Myanmar

Social media firms and foreign investors must do more to ensure they support human rights in Myanmar, UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on March 5, suggesting Facebook was failing to treat parties to the country's conflict even-handedly.


Facebook says human rights report shows it should do more in Myanmar

Facebook Inc said a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar showed it had not done enough to prevent its social network from being used to incite violence.


UN investigators cite Facebook role in Myanmar crisis

UN human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar said on Monday that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech there.


Myanmar awards fourth telecoms license as mobile market heats up

Myanmar on Jan 12 awarded its fourth and final telecoms license to a joint venture between Vietnam's telecom company Viettel and two local firms.


Google's Schmidt to visit Myanmar, an untapped telecoms market

Google Inc executive chairman Eric Schmidt will become the first high-profile tech company executive to visit Myanmar.


Facebook bans Myanmar army chief, others in unprecedented move

Facebook said it was removing certain Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an Instagram account to prevent the spread of "hate and misinformation" after reviewing the content.