The move comes barely a day after a similar block of Facebook.
“While the directive has legal basis in Myanmar’s telecommunications law, Telenor Myanmar has challenged the necessity and proportionality of the directive … and highlighted the directive’s contradiction with international human rights law,” the company said in a statement.
Twitter said it is “deeply concerned” about the order.
“It undermines the public conversation and the rights of people to make their voices heard,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to CNN Business. “The Open Internet is increasingly under threat around the world. We will continue to advocate to end destructive government-led shutdowns,” the spokesperson added.
While the dramatic overthrow of Suu Kyi’s government attracted international attention, continued disruptions to internet access and communications mean that many in Myanmar may still be unclear about what is taking place.
— CNN’s Philip Wang, James Griffiths and Helen Regan contributed to this report.