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Myanmar Crisis

Danish clothing brand poised to resume Myanmar sourcing

Bestseller had joined H&M and others in pausing orders after Feb. 1 coup

Myanmar's garment industry, already hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, has been further paralyzed by the withdrawal of orders by several international clothing brands. (AFP/Jiji)

PHNOM PENH -- Denmark's Bestseller should resume sourcing from Myanmar "as quickly as possible," as the exit of international companies threatens to cause widespread poverty and famine, according to an independent report commissioned by the company.

Bestseller tasked lawyer Jonas Christoffersen, previously the head of Danish Institute for Human Rights, to assess the company's business in Myanmar following the Feb. 1 military coup.

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