Myanmar: Garment workers with identification cards representing Sagaing Division & Magway Division dismissed following orders from the military
"Among industrial zone workers, registered 5 / and 8 / have been fired and released", 2 August 2022
There are widespread reports among industrial zone workers that after the[ir] salary has been paid, the registered 5 / and 8 / [workers] according to the number represented by the region and state on the national identification card [are] fired.
The national identification cards used by Myanmar have serial numbers representing regions and states, with 5/ representing Sagaing Division and 8/ representing Magway Division.
At the Myanmar Bestex Garment factory…the workers of the factory said that the 5th and 8th employees were informed that they would be fired…
According to reports, it is known that the military council issued a letter to Shwe Pytha and Hlaing Tharay townships, and after this matter came out…it is difficult for the dormitories to accept the 5/ and 8/.