Tag: Myanmar military coup

Norway freezes NOK 65 million bilateral aid to Myanmar

Norway’s Foreign Ministry has announced that the country is freezing its NOK 65 million bilateral aid to Myanmar following the country’s military coup earlier this month. Norway’s aid to the Myanmar people will however continue. The sums frozen primarily include the payment of Norwegian experts involved in the constitution program and to a smaller extent…

Denmark to introduces sanctions against Myanmar

Jeppe Kofod, Danish Foreign Minister, will cancel support for governmental projects in Myanmar following the military coup there two weeks ago and instead give the money to groups in Myanmar that fight for democracy and human rights, the minister says to the Danish daily Politiken. In addition, Jeppe Kofod will work to ensure that the…

Norway’s Telenor chief denounces cyber security bill in Myanmar

According to the Financial Times, Norway’s Telenor has publicly denounced a cyber security bill that the country’s junta is attempting to introduce after seizing power in a coup. Sigve Brekke, Telenor’s chief executive said to the Financial Times that the bill, which would grant authorities in Myanmar sweeping powers over digital content, was too broad,…

H&M will not rush into withdrawal from Myanmar

International businesses are starting to reassess their investments in Myanmar after last week’s military coup where the Myanmar military seized power and arrested civilian leaders and other political figures. Swedish multinational retail-clothing company H&M is no exception, but the company has stated that it will not rush into withdrawal from Myanmar. Verisk Maplecroft, global research…

Telenor ordered to shut down nationwide by Myanmar authorities

According to a recent statement from Norway-based Telenor Group, the telecommunications provider was ordered by the Myanmar Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) to shut down services nationwide. Telenor Group is a major telecommunications provider in Myanmar and stated on Saturday that the MoTC had directed all mobile operators to temporarily shut down the data…

Denmark withdraws aid to Myanmar government after coup

Since 2016, Denmark has provided around DKK 250 million in development aid to Myanmar, and in 2020 alone, the Danish state gave DKK 23 million to the Myanmar government. The recent military coup in the country has however been met with international condemnation by the world’s political leaders and Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofoed took to…

Asian and Nordic firms struggle to assess the aftermath of Myanmar coup

According to The Star, Foreign companies operating in Myanmar struggled to assess the turbulence of possible effects arising with the recent Myanmar military coup in the country. Companies including Norway’s Telenor, Japanese retail giant Aeon, Singapore’s Overseas-Chinese Banking Corp, and South Korean trading firm POSCO International reported intermittent disruptions to their business with a very…

Danish Ambassador in Myanmar: We are shocked

Danish ambassador to Myanmar is shocked over the recent situation in the country and calls the coup a big step back after the country had embarked on a democratic path. Ritzau spoke to John Nielsen, Danish Ambassador in Myanmar, who despite a shutdown of telecommunication services in the country, managed to express his concerns through…