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18 September 2020

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·      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)

·      Malaysia Seeks to Deport 3,000 Detained Illegal Immigrants to Myanmar (The Irrawaddy, 8 June 2020)

·      On the Thai-Myanmar border, COVID-19 closes a billion-dollar racket (Frontier, 7 June 2020)

·      Sex work, three feet apart (Myanmar Times, 5 June 2020)

·      UN gives food to workers returning from China, Thailand (Myanmar Times, 4 June 2020)

·      Factory workers suffer blame and pain in Myanmar’s COVID-19 response (Frontier, 3 June 2020)

·      Myanmar hopes to harness skills of returning workers (Myanmar Times, 3 June 2020)

·      Myanmar CSOs push for urgent measures during the COVID-19 pandemic (TNI, 1 June 2020)

·      Japan to Provide US$46 M Emergency Loan to Small Businesses in Myanmar (The Irrawaddy, 1 June 2020)

·      World Bank approves more loans for electricity, health in Myanmar (Myanmar Times, 31 May 2020)

·      Migrant workers unlikely to get jobs back in Thailand (Myanmar Times, 28 May 2020)

·      Is COVID-19 a smokescreen for labour abuses? (Frontier Myanmar, 27 May 2020)

·      Over 300,000 migrant workers in Thai are jobless due to COVID-19 pandemic (Eleven, 27 May 2020)

·      Timeline: Myanmar’s Government Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic (The Irrawaddy, 26 May 2020)

·      Hundreds of migrant workers return to Myanmar from Thailand (CGTN, 25 May 2020)

·      1,741 Myanmar workers re-enter from Thailand via Friendship Bridge No (2) in two days (Eleven, 25 May 2020)

·      Magwe government allows more than 1000 factories to reopen (Khmer Times, 24 May 2020)

·      Joint Letter to IFC Chief Executive Officer Re: Request for information and recommendations for protecting workers in response to Covid-19 (HRW, 21 May 2020)

·      Myanmar minimum wage decision faces three-month delay (Myanmar Times, 20 May 2020)

·      UK to give Myanmar $48M for coronavirus response (Myanmar Times, 20 May 2020)

 

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