Dear Mr. Ganesan, Ms. Wong,
Thank you for your letter regarding investment in the telecommunications market in Myanmar. Telenor Group shares the view that telecommunications has significant potential to positively contribute to realisation of human rights, as well as building strong socio-economic benefits. We are equally aware of potential challenges telecommunications companies might face.
At the point of writing the license application process in Myanmar is still on-going. Similarly, the legal aspects concerning a potential license are not yet clear. Thus we are not able to comment on your questions in detail. However, we would be happy to continue our conversation with Human Rights Watch on these issues should a license be awarded and if a decision to invest in Myanmar is made by Telenor.