Myanmar govt orders internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin amid escalated tensions

ISPs apologize for internet cuts

The anti-Tatmadaw protest movement has condemned the industry for not pushing back against the orders. But ordinary customers of Myanmar’s nearly 70 ISPs, interviewed by Frontier, have also complained about paying full price for part-time inter

Draft Cybersecurity Law sees strong opposition

The State Administration Council has drafted a new Cybersecurity Law affording broad powers to gather data from web users, censor unwanted sites and platforms, and impose jail time for those who attack the government or military online. The bill will

Protests intensify

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in protest over the weekend and throughout the week in Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and other cities. As the protests have intensified, so has the response: Police have begun using water hoses and, in at leas

Singapore firm to invest USD 26 million in Myanmar ISP

Singaporean fund manager Ascent Capital will make a USD 26 million minority investment in Frontiir, one of Myanmar’s leading ISPs and supplier of the Myanmar Net internet service. The investment will represent Ascent’s first Myanmar ventu

Myanmar ranks lowest in years for press freedom

Myanmar slipped one spot lower, to 138th, in the Reporters Without Borders (RWB) 2019 World Press Freedom Index. It is Myanmar’s lowest ranking since 2013 in the self-styled “press freedom barometer,” which is based on surveys of me

Four ways Myanmar can boost online shopping

Even the United Nations says Myanmar is dismal for online shopping. The country ranked 126th in the The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) “Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index.” measuring an economy’s pr