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(via Myra Dahgaypaw, with Burmese government-in-exile or National Coalition of Government of Union of Burma (NCGUB).
Relief as war in Myanmar
By Brian McCartan, Asia Times Online, May 19, 2008
CHIANG MAI, Thailand – While the United Nations pleads for international aid worker access to Myanmar’s cyclone-hit areas, the ruling junta is handling the natural disaster and the estimated 2 million people affected more as a national security issue than humanitarian operation.
Myanmar‘s 400,000-strong military has fallen back on its controversial security tactics to manage the crisis, including emerging cases of extortion, theft and movement restrictions. The country’s under-resourced armed forces have received little if any training in disaster relief, but are well-versed in how to maintain control of hostile populations and carry out armed assaults.
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