Internet connection resumes in Rakhine and Chin state of Myanmar

On Monday internet connection was resumed in eight townships of Rakhine and Chin state after 19 months of shutdown.

“Telenor Group and Telenor Myanmar have been advocating for the restoration of services and emphasised that freedom of expression through access to telecoms services should be maintained for humanitarian purposes,” the company said in a statement.

The residents of eight townships who got network back were able to know about the military coup on Wednesday.

Human Rights Watch said the internet restrictions had curtailed awareness about coronavirus health risks and information about hygiene measures last year.