အေမရိကန္ႏုိင္ငံကအကူအညီေတြကုိ စိတ္မခ်ရဘူးတဲ့၊ တယ္ေၾကာက္တတ္ပါလား ေမာင္ဘေရႊေရ
ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံကုိ စီးပြားေရးပိတ္ဆုိ.မွဳလုပ္ထားျပီေတာ့ ကုလလုံျခဳံေရးေကာင္စီကအေရးယူႏိုင္ေအာင္ တြန္းေပးေနတဲ့ ႏုိင္ငံတစ္ႏုိင္ငံ၏ အကူအညီဟာ အလကာနဲ.မလာဘဲ ၾကဳိးတပ္ျပီေတာ့မွာ လာမွာတဲ့၊
မၾကာခင္ကပင္ ကယ္ဆယ္ေရးအဖြဲ.အစည္းေတြအေပၚ စစ္အစုိးရ၏ (၁၀)ခ်က္ပါ စည္းမ်ဥ္းကန္းသတ္ခ်က္ ထုတ္ျပန္ထားတာနဲ.ပတ္သက္ျပီး ..အစုိးရအေနနဲ. မုန္တုိင္းဒုကၡသည္ေတြကုိကူညီဖုိ. ေခ်ာေခ်ာျမန္ဆန္းေအာင္ လုပ္သင့္ျပီေတာ့ စည္းကမ္းစည္းမ်ဥ္းမ်ားနဲ.ေႏွာင္းေႏွးေအာင္ မလုပ္ရဘူး …ဟုလူ.အခြင့္အေရးေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေရးအဖြဲ.၏ဗုဒၵဟူေန.ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္မွာ အာရွေရးရာ ဒါရုိက္တာ Brad Adam ကေျပာၾကားပါသည္၊
Article posted June 13, 2008 – 01:20 PM
In a clear reference to the United States, a media mouthpiece for the regime warned that “the goodwill of a big Western nation that wants to help Myanmar with its warships was not genuine.”
Myanmar turned down humanitarian aid aboard naval vessels from the United States, as well as Great Britain and France, which had sailed toward the Southeast Asian nation after Cyclone Nargis struck May 2-3.
State media has previously said that Myanmar feared Washington was using the cover of humanitarian aid to invade the country and steal its oil reserves.
The New Light of Myanmar newspaper said Friday that aid from nations who impose economic sanctions against Myanmar and push the UN Security Council to take actions against it “comes with strings attached.”
Despite such regular attacks by the junta against Western donor countries, celebrities, ordinary people and aid groups there have donated generously to help the cyclone victims.
Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling and a clutch of Hollywood stars have been among the givers.
However, the United Nations said Thursday that it has received about half the money it requested for cyclone relief, with some nations apparently delaying their donations because of concerns about restrictions imposed by the military government on foreign aid workers.
The UN set a goal of $201.6 million for its relief efforts but so far has received only $88.5 million, or 44 percent, from government donors, it said. Some $51 million in pledges has not yet been delivered, the UN said.
Funding shortfalls were particularly great for emergency food operations and education, said the world body.
“Funding is clearly not coming in at the rate we would hope,” said Amanda Pitt, a spokeswoman in Bangkok, Thailand, for the U.N. relief operations. “Funding is urgently needed to sustain the pipeline for food and assistance.”
Other agencies are faring better. The private, Christian-oriented group World Vision, a major international relief agency, says it is looking for about $25 million or $26 million to enable operations for six months and has $19 million so far.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says it has raised 96 percent of the 52.9 million Swiss francs ($50.8 million) it is seeking.
Private agencies — which play a large part in relief operations — raise much of their funds from individuals, both rich and not-so-rich.
Aid donors met late last month in Yangon and agreed to provide some cyclone aid, but many of them warned the ruling junta they would not fully open their wallets until international aid workers are provided access to the hardest-hit areas. The generals promised to allow foreign workers into the Irrawaddy delta, but have continued to hinder access to the area.
Humanitarian and rights groups said the government distributed a new set of guidelines for relief operations at a meeting of US agencies and private aid groups Tuesday that could further complicate and delay recovery efforts.
The guidelines require repeated contact with national and local government agencies and large amounts of paperwork.
“The government should be streamlining aid efforts to cyclone victims, not slowing down aid with these new rules,” Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement Friday.
Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee — a consortium of 13 humanitarian aid agencies — says Queen Elizabeth II and Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling both contributed “significant donations” to Myanmar relief.
US software billionaire Bill Gates has donated $3 million and offered software to help reunite family members separated in the cyclone.
In Hollywood, the nonprofit organization Not On Our Watch — founded by actors George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and others — awarded $250,000 to Save the Children and offered to match every additional dollar given to the aid group up to $250,000.
The UN estimates more than 1 million survivors, mostly in the delta, still need help more than five weeks after the cyclone struck. Cyclone Nargis killed more than 78,000 people in impoverished Myanmar and left another 56,000 people missing, according to the government. – AP