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“Thailand-Myanmar to expedite implementation of Dawei Special Economic Zone”, The Royal Thai Government, 29 January 2015,

“Announcement of Policy Committee for Special Economic Zones on location of special economic zones”, The Royal Thai Government, 22 January 2015,

“PM rushes implementation of special economic zones”, The Royal Thai Government, 19 January 2015,

“All public offices to provide support on establishment of special economic zones in 5 border areas”, The Royal Thai Government, 17 November 2014,

“Thai-Cambodian Premiers discussed shared vision for future relations through connectivity and border development”, The Royal Thai Government, 30 October 2014,

“Checkpoints to upgrade in trade push; State agencies to speed up creation of SEZs”, Chatrudee Theparat, Bangkok Post, 1 September 2014,

“Prayuth talks up SEZs to Japanese investors; Calls for cooperation to help boost tourism”, Wassana Nanuam, Bangkok Post, 29 August 2014,


Summary of Burma News – December 2013

Summary of Burma News – January 2014

“DVB Debate: Burma’s business innovators”, Democratic Voice of Burma, 11 February 2014,

“Several Tax Incentives for Special Economic Zones”, The Nation, 29 January 2014,

“World Bank Pledges $2B for Burma’s Health, Energy Sectors”, Irrawaddy Magazine, 27 January 2013

“Risky Business – Burma improving but still ranked low, say analysts”, Democratic Voice of Burma, 9 January 2014,

“Economic Policy Should Come At A Pace, Says IMF”, Myanmar Times, 15 December 2013,

“On Human Rights Day, Burma Activists Say More Work to do”, The Irrawaddy, 10 December 2013,

“Questions Arise Over Workers’ Future in Dawei”, Irrawaddy Magazine, 4 December 2013,

“Sweatshop woes”, Mizzima, 23 November 2013,

“Switzerland To Support Myanmar $US2 Million To Boost Labour Conditions”, Eleven Myanmar, 22 November 2013,

“Modern Slavery: A Study of Labour Conditions in Yangon’s Industrial Zones”, Burma Partnership, 15 November 2013,


“Linking the worst factories with the labels”, Cambodia Daily, 7 April 2014,

“Scores fall sick at Cambodian factories”, Bangkok Post, 3 April 2014,

“Chinese investment up in Cambodia in 2013”, Global Times, 18 January 2014,

“Slow year for Japanese investment”, Phnom Penh Post, 16 January 2014,

“Vinamilk Gets License to Invest in $23 Mln Milk Plant in Cambodia” Wall Street Journal, 13 january 2014,

“Cambodia Garment Worker Strike Unravels”, AlJazeera, 8 January 2014,

“Workers Out, Deadlines Loom”, Phnom Penh Post, 1 January 2014,

“Cambodia Ranks Low as Investment Draw”, Phnom Penh Post, 19 December 2013,

“Cambodia’s Garment Workers Needled by Low Wages and Poor Working Conditions”, The Guardian, 16 December 2013,

“Cambodian Workers Battling For Their Rights”, Al Jazeera, 19 November 2013,


“China becomes largest investor in Laos” Shanghai Daily, 30 January 2013,

“Concerns in Laos that Burma’s Opening Could Slow Tourism Growth”, Irrawaddy Magazine, 18 December 2013,

“Japanese Firms Turn to Laos” Bangkok Post, 16 December 2013,

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