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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
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 14, No. 5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 December 2006