Burma is one of 20 countries whose military expenditure is more than four percent of its GDP, according to a Swedish think tank.
The government spent 3.9% of this year’s national budget on healthcare. But with insufficient supplies, inadequate equipment and a shortage of staff, the sector is in dire need of reform[…]
Parliament risks tussle with government after approving wage hike for civil servants, despite challenge by Finance Minister
Education and health sectors could see dramatic increase in spending but additional money also proposed for Burma’s military
Thein Sein claims multiple reforms under his tenure and for the future, in speech to parliament, with bold claims over health and rights that have yet to be realised
Dec 1, 2009 (DVB), Renowned American economist, Joseph Stiglitz, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2001, is due to visit Burma in December to advise the military[…]