Stand by themselves

Aung Hla Tun reports for Reuters:

Myanmar's junta lashed out at offers of foreign aid on Thursday, criticizing donors' demands for access to the Irrawaddy delta and saying Cyclone Nargis' 2.4 million victims could "stand by themselves". "The people from Irrawaddy can survive on self-reliance without chocolate bars donated by foreign countries," the Kyemon newspaper said in a Burmese-language editorial.

The Burmese people can always "stand by themselves" according to the junta.
It doesn't matter how poor and helpless they are. The government just does not care.


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