Foreign execs of telecom firms barred from leaving Myanmar without junta’s permission

Sule Pagoda Road, Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Arkar Phyo/Unsplash

Senior foreign executives of major telecommunications firms in Myanmar have been told by the junta that they must not leave the country without permission, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.

A confidential order from Myanmar’s Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) in mid-June said senior executives, both foreigners and Myanmar nationals, must seek special authorisation to leave the country, the person said.

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