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Bangkok Post News (20/11/98)
- Subject: Bangkok Post News (20/11/98)
- From: mandalay@xxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 03:56:00
Burma firms face fresh US boycotts
Washington- A US human rights group has warned that certain US apparel
companies will soon be hit with a boycott unless they pull out of Myanmar,
where it says a military dictatorship has imposed "a regime of terror."
"Once again, this time in Burma (now known as Myanmar), we see US apparel
companies and retailers tragically on the wrong side of human rights and
democracy, choosing instead to side with and prop up the vicious Burmese
military dictators," National Labour Committee director Charles Kernaghan
He said US apparel imports from Myanmar, assembled by workers who earn four
cents an hour, increased 43 percent in the first six months of 1998
compared with the same period last year.