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Pandemic worsens pain of periods for women across the world – NGO

28 May 2020

BANGKOK Millions of women worldwide are facing shortages of sanitary products, price hikes, and worsened stigma while managing periods during the coronavirus pandemic, a charity warned on Thursday.

Vitol returns to Myanmar as fuel supplier after Hin Leong's exit - sources

21 May 2020

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK, May 21 Vitol returned to Myanmar as a fuel supplier in April for the first time in months after Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd left the market, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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

20 May 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

19 May 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.

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

19 May 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.

Rohingya survivors tell of misery and death at sea; hundreds still adrift

04 May 2020

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/BANGKOK Rohingya refugee Shahab Uddin thought the wooden trawler he boarded in February would be his ticket out of a camp in Bangladesh to a better life in Malaysia. | Video

'All we have left is to hope and pray': Travellers stranded in airport by coronavirus

26 Mar 2020

BANGKOK Russian hostel manager Valerie Azure has spent the past three nights sleeping on the floor of a Malaysian airport along with her young son, after Southeast Asian nations sealed borders and cancelled flights in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

‘All we have left is to hope and pray’: Travellers stranded in airport by coronavirus

26 Mar 2020

BANGKOK, March 26 Russian hostel manager Valerie Azure has spent the past three nights sleeping on the floor of a Malaysian airport along with her young son, after Southeast Asian nations sealed borders and cancelled flights in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

As Myanmar farmers lose their land, sand mining for Singapore is blamed

04 Mar 2020

YANGON/SINGAPORE From a boat on the Salween River in southeastern Myanmar, Than Zaw Oo pointed to a brown stretch of water he said was once full of lush paddy fields. | Video

Myanmar government-appointed panel finds 'war crimes' but no 'genocide' against Rohingya

21 Jan 2020

YANGON/21 A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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