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·      How Will Myanmar’s Clothing Factories and Their Employees Cope with a Second Lockdown? (The Irrawaddy, 3 October 2020)

·      Bilateral cooperation ‘only way’ to resolve repatriation issue, Myanmar Minister tells General Assembly (UN News, 29 September 2020)

·      Myanmar government distribute cash workers without social security (Myanmar Times, 27 September 2020)

·      No pay for Yangon factory workers until government instructions are released (Myanmar Times, 23 September 2020)

·      Myanmar government commences second K100B loan business (Myanmar Times, 23 September 2020)

·      Yangon given less 24 hours to lockdown, businesses to work from home (Myanmar Times, 20 September 2020)

·      Over 200 Nepalis rescued and repatriated from Malaysian detention centres (The Kathmandu Post, 18 September 2020)

·      Health minister: Over 600 healthcare workers infected with Covid-19 since February (Malay Mail, 17 September 2020)

·      COVID-19 Fuels Discrimination Toward Foreigners, Vulnerable Groups in Asia, Survey Finds (Benar News, 17 September 2020)

·      Malaysian prisoners may face 'forced labour' on palm oil plantations (The Guardian, 16 September 2020)

·      Kachin women’s group speaks out on how the Myanmar military profits from deadly jade mines (ASEAN Today, 10 September 2020)

·      Myanmar moves step closer to new bids on China-backed belt and road project (Straits Times, 9 September 2020)

·      Myanmar Extends Tax Deadline Until End of Year to Aid COVID-Hit Businesses (The Irrawaddy, 8 September 2020)

·      Election countdown starts in Myanmar under coronavirus shadow (Straits Times, 8 September 2020)

·      Border Security Tightened after Covid-19 Cases Surge in Myanmar (CTN News, 8 September 2020)

·      To Fight the Coronavirus, Myanmar Needs a Cease-Fire in Rakhine (Foreign Policy, 3 September 2020)

·      Japan will give emergency loan to response crisis over COVID-19 (Eleven, 3 September 2020)

·      Thai authorities detain illegal Myanmar migrant workers (UCA News, 31 August 2020)

·      Companies asked to delay bringing in workers from covid-hit Myanmar (The Bangkok Post, 28 August 2020)

·      At Least 10 UN, INGO Workers Hit by COVID-19 in Myanmar’s Rakhine State (The Irrawaddy, 28 August 2020)

·      More Myanmar workers suffer abuse in Thailand (Myanmar Times, 27 August 2020)

·      Myanmar receives more overseas financial support to combat Covid-19 (Myanmar Times, 26 August 2020)

·      Myanmar expands Rakhine virus lockdown to cover one million (The Jakarta Post, 26 August 2020)

·      16 Myanmar migrant workers arrested at Thai-Malaysian border (Pattaya Mail, 25 August 2020)

·      Myanmar government reopens Japan overseas career training centre (Myanmar Times, 20 August 2020)

·      Three pregnant Myanmar women detained in Thailand (Myanmar Times, 18 August 2020)

·      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)


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