Four Arrested in Burma for Having Illegal Mobile Phones

myanmar.jpgIn the United States we complain if we can’t bring our mobile handsets into a movie screening, and flip out when we are told we can’t use the phone in a hospital. How would we feel if our phones landed up in jail?

In Myanmar – what was previously known as Burma – four people were arrested recently for simply having mobile handsets! In Myanmar, where the news and all forms of media are state-controlled, it is a crime to have a phone from a neighboring country in order to communicate with other parts of the world. Burmese authorities have recently announced a crackdown on illegal mobile phone owners in the border areas. This recent arrest targeted illegal mobile phones from Bangladesh.

[Via Narinjara Online News]