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Title: Reading the Cybertech Signposts - Burma’s IT drive slows on MI chief’s downfall
Date of publication: March 2005
Description/subject: "Burma’s ruling generals like to present themselves as enlightened modernizers. Though they use outmoded methods to stifle information flows, they pay plenty of lip service to e-projects and IT initiatives of all sorts. Burma’s main Internet service and satellite feed provider, Bagan Cybertech, is one example. Last October’s coup has placed a large question mark over its future—and consequently over the fate of Burma’s entire IT sector. For whatever happens to Bagan Cybertech could determine what the future holds for other enterprises that flourished when Gen Khin Nyunt was prime minister and military intelligence, or MI, chief..."
Author/creator: Shawn L. Nance
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 13, No. 3
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 August 2005