Billionaire Philanthropist George Soros Visits Burma
9 January 2013
Hungarian-born billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros is visiting Burma and met representatives of the 88 Generation Students group, Mizzima reports. Soros is the chairman of the influential Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundation, which supports many human rights, health and media freedom causes in Burma. On Tuesday, he met with 88 Generation Students leaders Min Zeyar, Htay Kywe, Pyone Cho and Mya Aye at the Chatrium Hotel in Rangoon to discuss foreign investment in Burma and the need for transparency in business. Soros’ foundation is active in 70 countries around the world and has been supporting democracy and progressive-liberal causes for more than 30 years.