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23 February 2019

Myanmar: Suu Kyi woos investors to Rakhine; experts say focus on economic solutions could marginalize Rohingya

Author: Simon Lewis, Reuters

"Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries "negative" focus", 22 February 2019...

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Article
18 February 2019

Thailand: Thailand takes legal steps to retain vital labourers from neighboring countries

Author: Yukako Ono, Nikkei Asian Review

"Migrant workers in Thailand live harsh, but improving, reality", 17 February 2019...

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Article
16 February 2019

Myanmar: Thousands of workers march demanding for country's labour laws to meet ILO standards

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Thousands of workers march for stronger labour laws", 11 February 2019 Thousands of workers...marched in downtown Yangon to demand that the country's labour laws meet International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards. The march was led by the Confede...

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Report
14 February 2019

New report: Transforming the global apparel industry through worker-led strategies

Author: International Labor Rights Forum

"Future of Fashion: Worker-Led Strategies", 13 February 2019...

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Article
12 February 2019

Thailand: 89 groups urge gov't to oppose new cases filed by Thammakaset against human rights defenders

Author: 89 International and National Organisations

"Open Letter re New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders," 14 February 2019...

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Story
10 February 2019

Myanmar: Myitsone dam project faces widespread opposition due to displacement & environment concerns

In 2011, the construction of the Myitsone dam was suspended by then-president U Thein Sein. Recently, talks about a possible reinstatement of the the project have surfaced. ...

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Article
10 February 2019

Myanmar: Possible resumption of Myitsone dam project sparks widespread protests

Author: Chan Thar, Myanmar Times

"Thousands protest against Myitsone dam in Kachin," 08 February 2019...

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Article
10 February 2019

Myanmar: Protesters call for clarity on status of Myitsone dam project amidst reports of its resurrection

Author: Myanmar Times

"Myitsone's potential resurrection," 08 February 2019...

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Article
3 February 2019

Myanmar: Workers accuse factory of non-payment of overtime; demand rehiring of union members

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Over 500 workers protest at garment factory", 31 January 2019...

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Article
26 January 2019

Myanmar: Non-unionists disallowed to bring dispute before arbitration councils; must go to civil courts instead

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Myanmar labour laws leave workers with raw deal in disputes", 22 January 2019 ...

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