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May 8th 2008

Proverbs 29:2

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29:2

The Myanmar junta won’t let the world help its people. Unbelievable.

The UN says it is extremely disappointed at the slow progress made in securing access to victims of last weekend’s cyclone in Burma.

Humanitarian chief John Holmes told reporters that Burma’s response was “nothing like as much as is needed”.

In addition to about 23,000 people who died in the storm and tidal surge, 1.5 million are at risk, he said.

4 Responses to “Proverbs 29:2”

  1. Miguel

    I’m not so sure that the Burmese government is wrong on this one. Would you want the UN mucking around in your country (that is, more than they already do)?

  2. doug

    If by “mucking around” you mean “screwing the country up”, then I would agree. But in an emergency situation where thousands and thousands of people are going to die if they don’t get help, then the government’s responsibility would seem to be getting help to its people, no matter if it is the incompetent UN or not.

  3. N Chung

    We didn’t let Cuba send its doctors to help out with Katrina.

  4. doug

    Nagin and Blanco didn’t even let the Red Cross or FEMA in at the beginning of the Katrina effort. Thus proving my point, I think.