Saturday, May 10, 2008

Burma rice exports continue

THILAWA, Myanmar — While Myanmar's military regime on Friday restricted the rush of international aid offered to help hungry and homeless cyclone survivors, the government was exporting tons of rice through its main port.

Four of Thilawa port's five berths for oceangoing container vessels were empty, but a crane was loading large white sacks into the hold of a freighter. The sacks were filled with rice destined for Bangladesh, according to the drivers of at least 10 transport trucks waiting to deliver several tons more rice to the docks.

Chicago Tribune

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