Crackdown on Illegal Use of Chinese Mobile Phones

Crackdown on Illegal Use of Chinese Mobile Phones - The Irrawaddy, August 10, 2006
...Offices and homes have been raided and at least three arrests made, according to local residents. The crackdown came days after official warnings were issued about the legal consequences of buying and using Chinese-made phones.
The Chinese phones, smuggled across the Kachin-China border, cost around 100,000 kyat (US $76), a fraction of the 2.5 million kyat ($1,850) demanded for a legally obtained phone. Mobile phone use in Burma is strictly controlled by the government, whose Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications is the country’s only mobile phone service provider...
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