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Crisis and response - part two : Comments

By Bertil Lintner, published 26/5/2008

The Burmese junta believes that a foreign presence in the disaster area would embolden citizens to protest.

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Your appear to have it mostly covered Bertil Lintner thank you.

"More than 40 per cent of those affected are children - that in a region where young people already suffer from malnutrition. Drinking water is in short supply as most sources have been contaminated by decomposing corpses. Entire villages have been wiped out with hardly a building standing - except for the Buddhist temples, usually built from stronger material than ordinary, wooden houses. Crops have been destroyed by saltwater seeping into the fields, which could have a devastating long-term impact on the country’s food supply."...

I just wish ASEAN could find a real voice. It is difficult these relations with China and India... two steps forward and then some back... so frustrating.

May the birds find strength in the forest... may they get the breath they need to continue to live...

I hope Australia public understands we need to become economically pro-actively engaged with Asia's Food Crisis as it will impact us ALL... if we forget...
Posted by miacat, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 2:29:54 AM
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