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The Myanma Ahlin newspaper, a government mouthpiece, said cyclone victims from the hardest-hit areas could get by without foreign handouts.
Originally posted by Miishgoos
My Personal Opinion
Why do you care Lantian I thought your kind didn't interfere in the affairs of the non ascended huh? not even defending or helping against the Ori!!
Originally posted by bodrul
what a bunch of ungratefull SOBS
State-run media criticized donors for only pledging up to $150 million — a far cry from the $11 billion the junta said it needed to rebuild.
The UN's World Food Program says its first relief flight has landed in Burma, carrying urgently needed supplies for survivors of last weekend's devastating cyclone.
A WFP chartered aircraft carrying UN relief supplies has landed in Yangon," WFP spokesman Paul Risley said.
"It was organised by the Italian foreign ministry and came in from Brindisi in Italy, bringing much-needed humanitarian assistance."
The United States is increasing sanctions on Burma. VOA White House correspondent Paula Wolfson reports the move is part of an effort to step up pressure on the Burmese military government.
U.S. President George Bush says he is expanding sanctions already in place, and will now freeze the American assets of state-owned companies in Burma.
"Today, I've issued a new executive order that instructs the Treasury Department to freeze the assets of Burmese state-owned companies that are major sources of funds that prop up the junta," said President Bush.
Last year, the president announced his intention to tighten sanctions on Burma following a crackdown on dissent.