The Burmese junta has signed the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) charter but the body expressed its “deep disappointment” with the junta nonetheless. ASEAN has been spectacularly ineffective in accomplishing anything vis a vis the junta. Burma’s profusion of oil, lumber, and gemsmake confronting the junta costly, especially for nations that don’t have the […]
The Foundation for the People of Burma was one of the first groups in on the ground after the cyclone to bring in humanitarian aid. One of the directors, Gail Seneca, is now taking questions on tricycle.com. If you’re interested in hearing first-hand accounts of what’s happening in Burma — and it’s still something of […]
Deaths from Nargis are now put at 84,500, up from the previous estimate of 77,000. Plus an interesting (and anonymous) article from the Wall Street Journal about how China “keeps the wheels on” in Burma. Other countires and companies (Chevron) do business in Burma, but China is far and away the most important.