Border Trade with Bangladesh
|Title:|| ||Arakan Goes Mobile
|Date of publication:|| ||May 2006|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Bangladeshi mobile phones flood into Burma’s Arakan State...
Burmese junta-backed businessmen strike cross-border deals, and human rights workers can speak directly to witnesses at the scene—Bangladeshi mobile phones are slowly opening up northern Arakan State. Even the much-abused Burmese Muslims of Maungdaw Township are said to be developing a taste for mobile technology. The slow trickle of handsets that first began traveling east over the Bangladesh-Burma border at Teknaf and other crossings 18 months ago has now reportedly turned into a flood. Just don’t tell the local authorities you’ve got one..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Clive Parker|
|Source/publisher:|| ||"The Irrawaddy" Vol. 14, No. 5|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||28 December 2006|