A wish for the people of Myanmar (Burma)
By jimmo on May 09, 2008
As a personal survivor of the 2004 tsunami and being involved in the relief work (thank you Sun for the compassionate leave), I know first hand the sort of devastation a natural disaster like the one in the Irrawaddy delta region of Myanmar can cause.
It's good practice to keep clear of politics in a Sun-badged blog but I'm deeply saddened that the Burmese military junta is preventing a free flow of urgent life saving aid to the affected people. The horrific loss of life and damage to homes, infrastructure and supply routes together with the despair that the apparent isolation and lack of help must be causing is, quite simply, unconscionable.
Folks in the region will probably never see these words - but my thoughts are with you all.