Burmese in Norway protest Telenor sale under Myanmar junta

Burmese in Norway protested in front of the Norway-based Telenor office over the sale of the Telenor investment in Myanmar under the junta Military Council.

The Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) Support Group (Norway) led a protest by more than 20 Burmese nationals and a professor, including a member of the Norwegian Parliament at 1 p.m. local time on 11 February, a protester said.

Discussions are underway with Telenor officials not to submit the customers’ information to the Military Council if it could be traded and to try to get the support of the Norwegian people and parliament, he added.

Telenor’s sale of its Myanmar subsidiary will be completed by February 15, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. That company will be majority-owned by the military-linked gems and petrol conglomerate, Shwe Byain Phyu, according to the local source.

Telenor, part-owned by the Norwegian government, has had a commercial presence in Myanmar since 2014.