There is no better example of the deep complicity of other nations in support of Burma (identified below by the ruling junta’s name for the country) and the corruption of the government than the country’s primitive telecommunications industry. In this excerpt from a chapter on Burma taken from Southeast Asia’s telecoms industry, titled “Telecommunications Development in Asia," edited by John Ure, to be published by Hong Kong University Press, Asia Sentinel is privileged to take a look at just how the junta’s telecoms industry is being built.

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