Myanmar cuts internet to Rakhine state amid unrest  
Occurred in Myanmar on June 25, 2019, at 11:30 AM
Reported by komin via Internet on June 25, 2019, at 5:05 PM in Myanmar

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More than a million people in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Rakhine state have been plunged into an information blackout three days after authorities ordered telecommunications companies to stop providing internet services to the area.

Rights groups have condemned the move as threat to civilians’ safety.

The shutdown came with no warning on 21 June, one day after Myanmar’s ministry of transport and communications ordered four companies to temporarily suspend mobile internet services to nine townships in northern Rakhine state and southern Chin state.The military has been clashing throughout the year in the region with Arakan Army (AA) insurgents, who want political autonomy for Rakhine Buddhists.
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