LFM News Service 12-28-18

Making merry with Christmas
While Christmas is celebrated annually on December 25 by most people around the world, western European countries begin celebrating at least a month ahead. In the United States, for instance, the Christmas season starts with Thanksgiving Day – the fourth Thursday in November.

In Myanmar, it takes hold on December 1, a date gradually coming to be thought of as ‘Sweet December’ by the young and old.  Read More

Christians, Buddhists Brawl in Southern Rakhine on Christmas Eve
At least two ethnic Chin preparing for a Christmas Day event were injured in a mob attack led by Buddhist monks on Monday in southern Rakhine State’s Ann Township, according to a local priest.  Read More

More Villagers Flee Fighting Between Rival Armed Groups in Northern Shan
More than 600 people have fled their homes in northern Shan State’s Hsipaw Township since Monday to escape fighting between rival ethnic armed groups, according to a volunteer aid worker.  Read More

Telenor’s 4G/LTE Coverage Reaches 90% of all Townships in Myanmar
Telenor Myanmar has announced that its 4G/LTE network now covers more than 300 townships, which is 90% of the whole country. In September, Telenor set an ambitious goal of bringing 4G/LTE network to 300 townships by the end of the year. Now, the goal is achieved two weeks ahead of plan with over 5,000 sites in operation. In 2019, Telenor will have more than 6,000 sites broadcasting 4G/LTE, to provide customers with the country’s best data experience.  Read More

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