Staff writer How greedy Myanmar’s cash-strapped military regime is! It is trying to wheedle Japan, the world’s largest aid donor, for a huge amount of money that it probably would not be able to digest.
The Myanmar military regime, struggling to survive deep economic trouble amid continued isolation by many parts of the international community, has informally asked Japan to provide $1.45 billion in aid under the so-called Miyazawa Plan, government and private-sector sources familiar with the matter said Friday.

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