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Government and Trade

Cambodia Vows Labor Rights Won’t Be Restricted

The Cambodian labor minister repeatedly stressed that the controversial law will not suppress workers’ freedoms.

clock March 1, 2016Dene-Hern Chen

Protesting labor conditions in Cambodia.

Government and Trade

Cambodia Prepares to Pass Controversial Union Law

The controversial draft law has gone through several iterations and consultations with the government, opposition party, employers and unions, and is now at the National Assembly awaiting revision.

clock February 24, 2016Dene-Hern Chen


Trade Union Report Blasts Retail Giants

A new International Trade Union Federation report charges 50 major corporations — including Wal-Mart, Gap, Nike and Hennes & Mauritz — with prioritizing profit over the well-being of its millions of workers.

clock January 20, 2016Dene-Hern Chen

Government and Trade

Gun and Bomb Attacks Rattle Jakarta

The blasts occurred near the Sarinah shopping center, killing at least six people, based on varying press reports.

clock January 14, 2016Andre Vltchek

Government and Trade

Cambodia Truck Crash Kills, Injures Garment Workers

Two trucks collided Tuesday morning, leaving five dead and 68 injured.

clock January 12, 2016Dene-Hern Chen

Garment factory workers walk to work from their dormitories on October 13, 2015. On August 29 2015, the government of Myanmar announced a minimum wage of 3,600 kyats (about 3 US$). This slight pay raise was met with hostilities by factory owners in the Garment Industries who either refused to increase pay at all, made layoffs to keep expenses the same or cut overtime pay and benefits. Even those garment factory workers who have seen a increase in their daily wages have seen very little change in their salaries overall.


Myanmar’s Apparel Industry Grapples With New Minimum Wage

Manufacturers say the minimum wage could lead to closures, while workers claim bonuses and overtime have been cut.

clock October 27, 2015Dene-Hern Chen

Government and Trade

Cambodia to Raise Monthly Minimum Wage to $140

The increase came after the prime minister stepped in to increase the amount for $5.

clock October 8, 2015Dene-Hern Chen

Government and Trade

Cambodia Minimum Wage Talks Begin

Currently, the monthly wage, applied solely to the 700,000 garment and footwear workers is $128 — a 28 percent increase from $100 the year before.

clock September 25, 2015Dene-Hern Chen

Shoppers Em Quarter


Thai Malls Pursue Expansion Despite Slowing Economy and Bombing

New malls are sprouting up, banking on continued increases in tourism from regions like China.

clock September 1, 2015Dene-Hern Chen


Myanmar Sets Minimum Wage for Garment Workers

After months of negotiations, the government in Mynmar agreed to a minimum wage for garment workers.

clock August 31, 2015Dene-Hern Chen

Government and Trade

Thailand’s Retail, Tourism Industries at Risk After Blast

The country must act fast to restore public confidence and security levels after Monday’s deadly bomb blast, according to a Singapore-based analyst.

clock August 18, 2015Dene-Hern Chen


Cambodia’s Garment Sector Plagued By Bewildering Phenomenon

Mass faintings in Cambodian factories remain largely unexplained.

clock August 17, 2015Dene-Hern Chen and Cheng Sokhorng

Government and Trade

Rights Group Slams Cambodia’s Proposed Trade Union Law

Human Rights Watch sent a letter to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen criticizing a draft law that seeks to regulate the country’s trade unions as a violation of human rights and freedom of association.

clock June 8, 2015Dene-Hern Chen

Singapore Fashion Week, 2015

Designer and Luxury

Singapore Fashion Week Boosts Local and International Designers

This year’s collaboration with CFDA attempted to inject international interest in three chosen Singaporean brands.

clock May 18, 2015Dene-Hern Chen

Diane von Furstenberg shows in Singapore

Fashion Features

DVF Opens Singapore Fashion Week

The show drew a crowd that included Miroslava Duma and Thakoon, who will be showing his own collection later in the week.

clock May 13, 2015Dene-Hern Chen

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