According to Reuters, workers demanding better conditions and benefits have destroyed the production line of a Chinese-owned factory making clothes for Swedish fashion retailer H&M, in one of the most violent labour disputes in Myanmar in years.

The Swedish-based company said in a statement: "H&M group is deeply concerned about the recent conflict and our business relationship with this factory is on hold at the moment.We are monitoring the situation closely and are in close dialogue with concerned parties. We strongly distance ourselves from all kind of violence."

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