02 Dec '11, 10am

Clinton offers $1.5 million to Myanmar civil society

Clinton offers $1.5 million to Myanmar civil society

United States (US) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday offered US$1.2 million (S$1.54 million) in new aid aimed at civil society in Myanmar in a bid to bolster reforms on a landmark visit to the long-isolated nation. -- PHOTO: AFP YANGON (AFP) - United States (US) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday offered US$1.2 million (S$1.54 million) in new aid aimed at civil society in Myanmar in a bid to bolster reforms on a landmark visit to the long-isolated nation. In a news conference at the end of her visit, Ms Clinton said that the funding would support microfinance, healthcare and help for the victims of landmines in the war-torn country formerly known as Burma. 'We will take a number of steps to demonstrate our commitment to the people of this country,' said Ms Clinton, who earlier on Friday met civil society groups who have an uncertain role in a country l...

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