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Facebook purges ads for illegal wildlife in Southeast Asia as online trade surges

Aug 06 2020

YANGON An ad showing a civet cat cowering in a cage being offered for sale on Facebook was just one of hundreds that the social media giant has removed in a crackdown on Southeast Asia's illegal wildlife trade during recent weeks. | Video

RPT-UPDATE 1-'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

May 20 2020

YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK, May 19 Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc shut it down after orders dried up due to the coronavirus.

'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

May 19 2020

YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc shut it down after orders dried up due to the coronavirus.

Myanmar says eight coronavirus cases among returnees from Malaysia

May 19 2020

YANGON Myanmar authorities said on Tuesday said they have found eight coronavirus cases among scores of people who returned from Malaysia, where the authorities have recently been detaining undocumented migrants.

'All my dreams are shattered': coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

May 18 2020

YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK, May 19 Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc shut it down after orders dried up due to the coronavirus.

Asia's garment industry sees lay-offs, factories closing due to coronavirus

Feb 28 2020

YANGON/DHAKA Temporary factory closures and layoffs have already begun to hit low wage workers across Asia as quarantines and travel restrictions from the new coronavirus disrupt supply chains linked to China.

Asia's garment industry sees lay-offs, factories closing due to coronavirus

Feb 28 2020

* Low-paid workers especially vulnerable to economic slowdown

Myanmar watermelon farmers feel pinch as coronavirus hits China trade

Feb 07 2020

BAGO, Myanmar In a field in southern Myanmar, Naing Lin Htet stands among hundreds of overripe watermelons he intended to export to neighbouring China but will instead leave to rot because of the fast-spreading coronavirus that has hammered sales. | Video

Myanmar reimposes internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states: telco operator

Feb 05 2020

YANGON Myanmar has reimposed an internet shutdown in two conflict-torn western states, after partially lifting the blackout five months ago, a leading telecoms operator said late on Monday.

Myanmar reimposes internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states - telco operator

Feb 04 2020

YANGON, Feb 4 Myanmar has reimposed an internet shutdown in two conflict-torn western states, after partially lifting the blackout five months ago, a leading telecoms operator said late on Monday.

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