Myanmar floods: Singapore to donate $138,000

SINGAPORE - The Singapore government will donate US$100,000 (S$138,430) to the Singapore Red Cross as seed money to launch a public appeal for cash donations to the flood victims in Myanmar.

"As a close friend and fellow ASEAN Member State, Singapore stands by Myanmar during this difficult time," The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Friday.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam has also written a letter to Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin to convey his condolences.

The severe flooding across Myanmar has so far claimed 88 lives while over 333,00 people have been affected by the torrential monsoon rains.