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Company non-response
15 January 2018

Myanmar Stark Prestige Company did not respond

Author: Myanmar Stark Prestige Plantation Company

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Story
15 January 2018

Myanmar: Report raises allegations of labour and land rights violations against Malaysian company, Stark Prestige; company did not respond

A report raised serious allegations against Myanmar Stark Prestige Plantation Company (MSSP), a Malaysian company.  These report alleges that: (1) MSPP activities have caused severe negative social and environmental impacts to indigenous villagers; (2...

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Company response
12 January 2018

Response by Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Limited

Author: Wanbao Mining

...With regard to local resident relocation and land expropriations, Myanmar Wanbao by now has extended 12.36 billion kyats in three rounds providing to the local residents who are impacted by Letpadung Copper Project for their compensation and...

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Story
4 January 2018

Myanmar: Community residents protest vs. megaprojects due to environment damage and inadequate compensation; company responds

Residents of Myanmar town of Letpadung protest against Chinese-operated infrastructure megaprojects and allege that the operations are causing serious environmental damage.  Furthermore, residents in the community allege that there have been land...

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Article
2 January 2018

Myanmar: Wage committee sets workers’ daily salary at K4800 while unions say k5600-6600 more reasonable due to high cost of living

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"National wage panel approves K4800 minimum wage", 03 January 2018...

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Article
2 January 2018

Thailand: Thai factory sacks nearly 400 Myanmar workers without notice or compensation; social welfare cards not released despite deduction of fees from salaries

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Thai factory sacks nearly 400 Myanmar workers", 29 December 2017...

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Article
29 December 2017

Commentary on Facebook's legal responsibility to avoid enabling human rights abuses via its platform; incl. co comments

Author: Ingrid Burrington, The Atlantic

"Could Facebook be tried for human-rights abuses?", 20 Dec 2017...

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Article
19 December 2017

Leading brands and trade associations call on Myanmar to respect rights

Author: Tom Phillips, Ethical Trading Initiative (UK)

Leading garment brands and trade associations from Europe and the US have called on the Myanmar government to respect the rights of the ethnic minority population of Rakhine State or risk further eroding business and investor confidence. Sixteen...

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Article
17 December 2017

Myanmar activists, Catholic Church hit Chinese-operated megaprojects due to environmental damage & land expropriation without adequate compensation

Author: Thant Zin Oo & Kyaw Myo Min, Radio Free Asia

"Chinese-backed Megaprojects in Myanmar Continue to Raise Ire of Residents", 14 December 2017...

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Article
15 December 2017
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Author: Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien

Auf seinem Weg, die Bedingungen in globalen Textillieferketten zu verbessern, hat das Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien nun entscheidende Schritte in Richtung Internationalisierung gemacht: Eine strategische Kooperation mit der Initiative „Action...

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