BRIEF — UK Parliamentary panel urges greater aid spend for Burma

UK Parliamentary body the International Development Committee (IDC) has recommended that UK aid to Burma be increased from £60m to £100m (US$100m – $166m). MPs told Parliament that extra funds were needed to support education, the peace process and for parliamentary strengthening.

“Significant progress has been made in Burma over the last few years. While, a host of problems remain, a key opportunity exists for UK development programmes to help deliver transformational change. We must seize the moment.” IDC Chair Malcolm Bruce said