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12 August 2019
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Author: AFP

« L'ONU plaide pour un renforcement des sanctions contre l'armée du Myanmar », 5 août 2019...

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11 August 2019

Verisk Maplecroft's Human Rights Outlook 2019 says risks spread for businesses & civil society as more countries embrace authoritarian tactics

Author: Verisk Maplecroft

"‘Strongmen’ regimes lead charge against freedom of speech and privacy: Human Rights Outlook 2019", 07 Aug 2019...

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Article
10 August 2019

Commentary: ASEAN’s Safe Migration Campaign comes up short due to simplistic concept of safe migration

Author: Tommy KS Koh, East Asia Forum

"ASEAN's Safe Migration Campaign comes up short", 1 August 2019...

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Article
10 August 2019

Myanmar worker dies at Seoul underground construction project during a torrential downpour

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Myanmar worker dies at Seoul construction site", 2 August 2019 The Myanmar embassy in Seoul is working to repatriate the body of a Myanmar national who died at a construction site in the South Korean capital, an official from the embassy told The Mya...

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6 August 2019

UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar exposes military business ties, calls for targeted sanctions & arms embargoes

This report by the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, for the first time, establishes in detail the degree to which Myanmar’s military has used its own businesses, foreign companies and arms deals to support brutal operati...

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28 July 2019

Myanmar: Landslide kills 13 jade mine workers and injures 2 others; rescuers continue search for bodies

Author: The Straits Times

"At least 13 killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide," 29 July 2019...

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20 July 2019

Myanmar: Minimum wage of factory workers is not enough to cover cost of living due to inflation

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Surviving on the basic wage: higher electric tariffs add to workers' woes", 17 July 2019 Workers making minimum wage in Myanmar are bracing for added living costs after the government recently announced that higher electricity tariffs.... ...In the p...

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20 July 2019

Myanmar: Garment industry needs massive reforms in women and labour rights; human rights conditions affect growth

Author: Jason Thomas, The ASEAN Post

"Revamping Myanmar's garment industry," 16 July 2019...

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Article
6 July 2019

EU Trade Commissioner says that human & labour rights situation in Myanmar & Cambodia is going backwards

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Interview: 'We Are Worried About The Degenerated Situation For Human Rights in The Area", 1 July 2019 ...European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström....discussed the intersection between trade and human rights issues in Vietnam, Cambodia, and...

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29 June 2019

Myanmar: Wastewater from factories pollutes river, sickens residents

Author: Phyo Wai Kyaw, Myanmar Times

"Factory waste affects villagers along Dotehtawady: groups", 27 June 2019 Residents of Amarapura township, Mandalay Region, are suffering because factories dump wastewater in the Dotehtawady River, and the government needs to address the problem, said...

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