05 Mar '11, 9am

Myanmar democracy group slams military fund: YANGON - MYANMAR'S pro-democracy group on Friday criticised a new l...

YANGON - MYANMAR'S pro-democracy group on Friday criticised a new law that allows Myanmar's military chief access to a special fund without any oversight from parliament. The fund - created at the same time as the new budget of which almost one-fourth was allocated to the military - can be used by the commander in chief to pay for expenses related to national defense and security. He needs only the president's approval to do so, according to a statement from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy. Myanmar President-elect Thein Sein is a former general who served as the outgoing ruling junta's prime minister. He now heads the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party, which won a huge majority in last November's election that much of the international community dismissed as rigged in favor of the junta. A mandatory allocation of one-quarter of the sea...

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