Sunday, June 22, 2008

Burma: will junta intransigence on cyclone relief inspire civil society renaissance?

The Burmese junta's lethargic and obstructive response to the cyclone disaster has left an opening for local civil society groups to expand and to fill the unmet needs of victims, reports the Sunday edition of the Washington Post. Money quote:
. . . the surgeon remarked: "I think the government made a huge mistake. If they were seen to care, people would have forgiven them for the past 20 years."

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