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Lifting Myanmar Sanctions Would Lead to More Aid, Zarganar Says

December 19, 2011

Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- A former Myanmar political prisoner told reporters lifting sanctions, particularly to allow investment in the garment sector, would benefit average people.

“If they lifted sanctions we would get much aid from foreign countries,” Maung Thura, also known as Zarganar, told foreign reporters in Bangkok on his first trip outside Myanmar.

The World Bank discussed ways to give aid to Myanmar in a meeting with him today, said Maung Thura, who has been arrested four times and was released earlier this year.

--Editor: Tony Jordan

To contact the reporter on this story: Daniel Ten Kate in Bangkok at dtenkate@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tony Jordan at tjordan3@bloomberg.net


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