May 17th, 2008

A Right to Live
Survivors of Cyclone Nargis

Today’s front page of The Straits Times paints a contrasting picture between how the countries’ authorities handle Asia’s recent tragedies (Cyclone Nargis that devastated Myanmar(Burma) and the 7.9-magnitude quake that struck Sichuan province in China).

On the left half of the front page: A Right to Live -  Survivors of Cyclone Nargis
China: Day 6

“Beijing says ‘yes’ to more foreign relief team”

On the right:
Myanmar: Day 15

“Aid groups frustrated by Yangon’s rejections”

In cyclone-hit Myanmar, children who are sleeping on the streets without adult protection are at risk of not only diseases but also sexual abuse, warned Ms Veronique Taveau, a Unicef spokeswoman. The agency estimates that 1 million children are in need of “urgent assistance”. [Read more....]

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