Friday, 14 August 2020


News by Country: Myanmar

14 August 2020

Myanmar

·     EU Myan Ku Fund pays over 45,000 Myanmarese workers (Fibre2Fashion, 13 August 2020)

·     Garment workers seen losing up to US$5.8 billion in wages during coronavirus (Eco Business, 13 August 2020) 

·     Garment factories are using COVID-19 to crackdown on trade unions (Thomson Reuters, 10 August 2020)

·     Over 10,000 undocumented Myanmar citizens in Malaysia to be repatriated by relief flight (Eleven Myanmar, 8 August 2020)

·     Reopen domestic tourism support local employees businesses urge (Myanmar Times, 6 August 2020)

·     Volunteers Help Myanmar Migrant Workers Register to Vote in Thailand (The Irrawaddy, 5 August 2020)

·     Millions of families receive first cash handouts under COVID-19 relief scheme (Frontier Myanmar, 1 August 2020)

·     UN raises concerns over Myanmar's Covid-19 situation (UCA News, 31 July 2020)

·     Hate Speech Threats Proliferate in Myanmar, Southeast Asia (The Irrawaddy, 27 July 2020)

·     Thai detains 32 Myanmar migrant workers entered from Malaysia (Eleven Myanmar, 25 July 2020)

·     Tourism and manufacturing Myanmar hardest hit COVID-19 (Myanmar Times, 23 July 2020)

·     Stockpiling and loans: Myanmar’s rice sector resilient to COVID-19 (Frontier Myanmar, 23 July 2020)

·     Myanmar government allows migrant workers board the flights (Myanmar Times, 21 July 2020)

·     Myanmar trade volumes expected grown despite pandemic (Myanmar Times, 16 July 2020)

·     Thai arrests undocumented Myanmar workers (Eleven, 16 July 2020)

·     Flood returning Myanmar workers strains quarantine capacity (Myanmar Times, 15 July 2020)

·     Myanmar to bring home 10,000 illegal workers from Malaysia (Myanmar Times, 13 July 2020)

·     Almost three quarters COVID-19 Fund Myanmar distributed to SMEs (Myanmar Times, 10 July 2020)

·     Inflation exceeded rate workers' pay rise last year: survey (Myanmar Times, 8 July 2020)

·     Another Myanmar Migrant Returnee Hangs Himself in the Irrawaddy Delta (The Irrawaddy, 6 July 2020)

·     Manufacturing Sector in Myanmar shows sign recovery amid COVID-19 (Myanmar Times, 5 July 2020)

·     Despite COVID-19 setbacks, displaced Kachin women keep their families afloat (The New Humanitarian, 2 July 2020)

·     Around 800 Myanmar Migrants Stranded in Jordan Without Work Amid COVID-19 Lockdown (The Irrawaddy, 29 June 2020)

·     IMF approves $356m in emergency funding for pandemic-hit Myanmar (New Age Business, 27 June 2020)

·     World Bank: Myanmar Economy to See Growth Drop by 6.3% This Fiscal Year Due to COVID-19 (The Irrawaddy, 25 June 2020)

·     Zara, Primark Factory Workers in Myanmar Claim They Were Fired After Unionizing (Sourcing Journal, 24 June 2020)

·     Myanmar SMEs Urge Suu Kyi to Ease COVID-19 Loan Policies (The Irrawaddy, 23 June 2020)

·     Myanmar wants to repatriate illegal workers in Malaysia after spate of suicides (FMT News, 23 June 2020)

·     Myanmar to provide jobs for villagers (New Straits Times, 23 June 2020)

·     Govt plans stimulus payments for 5.4M households (Myanmar Times, 22 June 2020)

·     People in Myanmar Don’t Know About Coronavirus Because the Government Blocked the Internet (Vice, 22 June 2020)

·     New Myanmar daily minimum wage likely in November (Myanmar Times, 19 June 2020)

·     Without Work and Fearing Arrest, Undocumented Myanmar Migrants in Malaysia Take Their Own Lives (The Irrawaddy, 17 June 2020)

·     Officials discuss insurance for migrant workers in Thailand (Myanmar Times, 17 June 2020)

·     Pandemic lays bare Yangon’s governance shortcomings (Frontier, 16 June 2020)

·     Myanmar Confident About Reaching Investment Target, Despite COVID-19 (The Irrawaddy, 15 June 2020)

·     Investor interest in Myanmar garment sector still strong despite lower exports (Myanmar Times, 14 June 2020)

·     Jeepney Drivers Face Charges Amid Heightened Protest Crackdown in the Philippines (The Diplomat, 12 June 2020)

·     Exiled Human Rights Activist Khin Ohmar Says Myanmar Election Campaigns Politicize Covid-19 Prevention (Forbes, 11 June 2020)

·     Zara, Primark probe union busting in Myanmar (Eco Textile News, 11 June 2020)

·     COVID-19 shuts down a third of Myanmar businesses (Myanmar Times, 8 June 2020)

 

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