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Amid Continued Criticism, Myanmar Still Spending Big on Military

A reported deal for Myanmar to buy fighter jets from Russia is drawing criticism from some who say the country spends too much on the military and not enough on education and other priorities. On January 22, the Russian news agency TASS reported that Myanmar is planning to buy six Su-30 fighter jets from Russia, in a deal that a Myanmar media report estimated at $200 million.  Myanmar government officials could not be reached for comment on the Tass report. The deal was reached...

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