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Gap Inc., M&S and Adidas have expressed their support for the recently proposed wage structure in Myanmar. The country with a fast growing textile industry, stands at an interesting point as while the support from retailers ensues, 30 Chinese and 60 South Korean-operated factories would shut down operations if the minimum wage of 3,600 kyatts (US $ 3.2) per day proposal comes in to being. At the same time, Myanmar’s Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Welfare has asked factories that are threatening closure over the proposed minimum wage to obey official procedures to avoid facing legal action.

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