The unions are demanding that garment workers be paid the minimum wage after employers proposed that workers take unpaid leaves for the entire shutdown period in Myanmar
The lack of raw materials from China has already caused the closure of 16 factories in Myanmar, resulting in at least 7,000 layoffs. Unions in the country fear large-scale job losses if the crisis situation continues
Atrocities against the Rohingya community in Myanmar’s Rakhine State continue despite orders by the UN’s top court asking Myanmar to protect its minority. Two women were killed in the last week of January in an incident which also saw seven civilians getting injured
The International Court of Justice has called the violence perpetrated against the Rohingya community in Myanmar a genocide, and has asked the state to take measures to protect the minorities from further violence
175 Rohingyas attempting to escape persecution in Myanmar through the sea route were detained by the Myanmese navy after their boats were intercepted in the Andaman sea
The International Criminal Court has granted approval for the prosecutor to proceed with an investigation against the government of Myanmar for the atrocities inflicted on Rohingyas
Miners have raised concerns over the fact that a major portion of the allocated mines to small miners falls in disease prone areas
21 Rohingyas were sentenced to two years in jail after they were detained while trying to escape the Rakhine State where the community has been confined to camps
Workers have called on the Myanmarese government to enforce a recently passed legislative amendment regarding labor disputes. They also demanded the reinstatement of two terminated union leaders, along with the recognition of worker’s right to form a union.
At least a 100,000 Rohingya marched in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, the largest refugee camp in the world.
Over 100,000 Rohingya refugees participated in a rally marking the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar. The community was the target of an ethnic cleansing campaign conducted by the military in 2017.
The report comes at a time when the Myanmar government’s attempts to repatriate 1,000 Rohingya families from Bangladesh failed due to widespread mistrust among the refugees.