BUSINESS – Ooredoo defends itself in face of boycott campaign

Telecoms giant Ooredoo has defended its presence in Burma in the face of a campaign led by Buddhist monks urging customers to boycott the firm on the basis that it is based in a Muslim country: Qatar. “At the end of the day, we’re an international telecommunications company and our focus is on providing great products and services for our customers,” said PR manager Thiri Kyar Nyo. She noted that Ooredoo currently employs more than 700 local staff in Burma, and has an outreach policy focused on healthcare, education, women’s empowerment, and youth programmes.