URGENT: Myanmar plants run by Fast Retailing partner set ablaze

Economy

Two factories in Myanmar's Yangon run by Fast Retailing Co.'s partner were set ablaze on the weekend, the operator of the fast-fashion Uniqlo and GU brands said Tuesday. The extent of the damage caused to the plants Sunday in Myanmar's largest city, is not yet known, the company said, adding it is confirming the situation in regard to the fires. On Sunday, Chinese-linked factories in Yangon were attacked, leaving many people injured, according to the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar.

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