Tuesday, 6 May 2008

But Where Are Than Shwe And His SPDC Members?

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was "very much alarmed" by news of the high death toll, vowing that the world body would "do whatever (necessary) to provide urgent humanitarian assistance."

And many other Governments around the world pledged help for a country that has more often earned the ire of the international community, not least for keeping democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in detention for much of the past two decades.

Even the United States, which tightened sanctions on Myanmar in the wake of a crackdown on anti-junta protests last year, in which the UN says 31 people were killed, offered emergency aid and put a disaster response team on standby. (full report)

The European Union released two million euros (three million dollars) in initial emergency aid. Germany, India, Japan, Norway and Sweden also quickly pledged to help.

Thailand has announced it is flying in a transport plane loaded with nine tonnes of food and medicines and India is sending two naval ships carrying food, tents, blankets, clothing and medicines.

But where is Than Shwe , the head of the state and his SPDC (state peace and development council) members? Perhaps too busy ordering soldiers, paid for by the people of Burma, to guard their enormous mansions and other personal properties?

Original source : Golden Colour Revolution

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