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Vol 1 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2008


Malawi

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The abrupt closure of the Malaysian textile company Ramatex Group's operations in Windhoek with a loss of 3,000 jobs in early March has sparked a political row with trades unionists accusing the company of breaking labour laws and environmental despoliation. The case also raises questions about a proposed US$130 million investment by Malaysian companies in Namibia's mining and pharmaceutical businesses.

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