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Myanmar's Buddhist monks boycott Qatar's Ooredoo

Radical Buddhist monks in Myanmar are urging a boycott of telecoms firm Ooredoo, despite its promise to boost access to affordable mobile phones, a cleric said on June 7, 2014.

Myanmar's Buddhist monks boycott Qatar's Ooredoo
A Myanmar Buddhist monk walks in front of a billboard advertising telecoms firm Ooredoo in Yangon on June 5, 2014. Radical Myanmar Buddhist monks are urging a boycott of telecoms firm Ooredoo because it hails from Muslim-majority Qatar, despite its promise to boost access to affordable mobile phones, a cleric said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Myanmar's Buddhist monks boycott Qatar's Ooredoo
Myanmar residents wait at a bus stop in front of a billboard advertising telecoms firm Ooredoo in Yangon on June 5, 2014. Radical Myanmar Buddhist monks are urging a boycott of telecoms firm Ooredoo because it hails from Muslim-majority Qatar, despite its promise to boost access to affordable mobile phones, a cleric said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Myanmar's Buddhist monks boycott Qatar's Ooredoo
Myanmar residents walk through a market in front of a billboard advertising telecoms firm Ooredoo in Yangon on June 5, 2014. Radical Myanmar Buddhist monks are urging a boycott of telecoms firm Ooredoo because it hails from Muslim-majority Qatar, despite its promise to boost access to affordable mobile phones, a cleric said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Myanmar's Buddhist monks boycott Qatar's Ooredoo
A Buddhist monk speaks during a conference over the use of products by telecoms firm Ooredoo, at a monastery on the outskirts of Yangon on June 7, 2014. Radical Buddhist monks in Myanmar are urging a boycott of telecoms firm Ooredoo because it hails from Muslim-majority Qatar, despite its promise to boost access to affordable mobile phones, a cleric said on June 7. (AFP/Getty Images)
Myanmar's Buddhist monks boycott Qatar's Ooredoo
A Myanmar man takes a picture with a mobile phone during a conference over the use of products by telecoms firm Ooredoo, at a monastery on the outskirts of Yangon on June 7, 2014. Radical Buddhist monks in Myanmar are urging a boycott of telecoms firm Ooredoo because it hails from Muslim-majority Qatar, despite its promise to boost access to affordable mobile phones, a cleric said on June 7. (AFP/Getty Images)
Myanmar's Buddhist monks boycott Qatar's Ooredoo
A Myanmar man takes a picture of a slogan reading 'Don't want Ooredoo, No need Ooredoo' during a conference over the use of products by telecoms firm Ooredoo, at a monastery on the outskirts of Yangon on June 7, 2014. Radical Buddhist monks in Myanmar are urging a boycott of telecoms firm Ooredoo because it hails from Muslim-majority Qatar, despite its promise to boost access to affordable mobile phones, a cleric said on June 7. (AFP/Getty Images)
Myanmar's Buddhist monks boycott Qatar's Ooredoo
Myanmar residents wait at a bus stop in front of a billboard advertising telecoms firm Ooredoo in Yangon on June 5, 2014. Radical Myanmar Buddhist monks are urging a boycott of telecoms firm Ooredoo because it hails from Muslim-majority Qatar, despite its promise to boost access to affordable mobile phones, a cleric said. (AFP/Getty Images)