Myanmar Defends Actions

Updated On: Jun 09, 2008

1 June: Myanmar’s military junta again defended its response to Cyclone Nargis, saying that it had promptly provided relief to storm victims and that it expected the country to quickly recover, The Associated Press reported. "Due to the prompt work" of the government, food, water and medicine were provided to all victims, said Aye Myint, the deputy defense minister, The AP reported. "I believe the resettlement and rehabilitation process will be speedy."

Aye Myint also said that the junta had broadcast warnings about the cyclone more than a week in advance.

Source IHT “U.S. official condemns Myanmar junta over relief” 1 June 2008

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