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Myanmar's leader vows reforms will help the poor

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Myanmar's leader vowed Saturday to put the nation's impoverished people at the heart of reforms in a speech wooing international donors whose help is badly-needed to rebuild the battered economy. 

Myanmar President Thein Sein speaks during The ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi on December 20, 2012. Myanmar's leader vowed Saturday to put the nation's impoverished people at the heart of reforms in a speech wooing international donors whose help is badly-needed to rebuild the battered economy.

After decades of kleptocratic junta rule Myanmar's people remain among the world's poorest, prompting President Thein Sein's pledge to raise living standards, boost jobs and support farmers and small businesses.

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