Ooredoo Facing Objection of Extremist Buddhist Group  
Occurred in Sagain, Myanmar on June 1, 2015, at 12:00 PM
Reported by anonymous via Internet on June 1, 2015, at 12:00 PM in Dagon, Myanmar
Also heard by 1 other(s)

This rumour is probably true and is of low priority – here's why:
Ooredoo telecommunication tower installation has been carrying on despite the objection of the local
people since February 2015, in the Sagain Division. Therefore, about 100 local residents gathered
signatures and petitioned President Thein Sein and ministers to stop the installation.
The communication tower installations are proceeding at Zaytan Block number 10, Tammu Township,
and the local residents protested against the installation on 25th February 2015. At first the local
residents filed the complaint letter to the local authorities, but the authorities did not stop the installation,
so the local residents finally decided to complain to the higher authorities.
Qatar based Ooredoo telecommunication company is facing objections from Ma Ba Tha since it started
the project in Burma.

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Location Reported by Via Date
Dagon, Myanmar anonymous Internet 1-Jun-2015 @ 12:00 PM
Sagaing, Myanmar anonymous Internet 15-Apr-2015 @ 12:00 PM
August 18, 2015 | 7:20 PM | anonymous
MODERATOR As a result of continuous campaigning against any business belongs to Muslim individual
or Muslim country, led by Race and Faith Defence League (RFDL), Ooredoo
telecommunication towers installations have to withdraw from Buddhist populated area on
15th April. The towers were installing at No.286, Aung Mitta Street, Block No 51, Northern
Dagon Township, Rangoon.
A prominent monk from Race and Faith Defence League, U Pamaukkha, who has been
lobbying since June 2014 to oppose Ooredoo telecommunication towers installation, he
said, ‘if local residence oppose the installation they are not allow to carry on anymore’.