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:
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....]