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Bangladesh keeps garment factories going as lockdown hits

Factory owners were supposed to provide transport for their staff, but many did not

Philippine govt kicks out Dutch Catholic missionary for ‘illegal political activities’

Otto Rudolf De Vries, a 62-year-old church worker from the Netherlands, has been ordered out after joining demonstrations

Filipino farmers hope against hope amid desperate times

Being a farmer in the Philippines is becoming more difficult as the country faces the several threats

Tractors to Twitter: India’s protesting farmers battle on highway, online

Farmers have paralyzed some traffic in and out of New Delhi, protesting recent agriculture laws

Coronavirus hits Malaysian rubber glove giant

Outbreak in factory dorm highlights Top Glove’s treatment of migrant workers

Malaysia palm oil workers discouraged from going home, rights groups say

Malaysian plantations have long faced accusations of mistreating 330,000 or so migrants

Coronavirus slows safety reforms in Bangladesh’s ship-breaking industry

Most of the world's end-of-life ships, often full of toxic substances, are broken down by hand in South Asia

Liberalization of Philippines’ rice industry sees local farmers losing out

Influx of cheap imported rice has resulted in steep dive in price of unhusked rice grains

Thai company drops defamation suit against British labor rights activist

He claimed that fruit processing company had abused about 800 of its employees most of whom were from Myanmar

Philippine plan to phase out jeepneys ‘threatens livelihoods’

Their forced transition from being drivers to beggars, during pandemic compels us into grave concern, religious groups say

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