Child labor is a huge problem in Myanmar. Many children begin working at an early age and never get an education. The new government has pledged to take action.
The retail behemoth has posted its lowest numbers in over a decade. The news comes amidst an increase in online shopping, as well as a series of human rights scandals.
Those released included the elderly, people in ill health and drug offenders. Two Reuters journalists facing 14 years in prison for possessing secret official documents were not included in the amnesty.
Myanmar's parliament has elected an ally of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi as president. Htin Kyaw abruptly resigned as president last week.
The case of a labor rights activist ordered to pay hefty damages by a Thai court after exposing abuses of migrant workers highlights Bankgok's failure to deal with the issue. DW spoke with those involved in the case.
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