All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Burmese)

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 9:

Those who have the kindness of benefit for others

For the sake of living beings, do not relax their powers.

Though these holy beings bear a heavy burden,

They never put it down and dwell in discouragement.

*the Great Chariot Sutra*

Burma is known as a golden land made of several ranges (or ‘Yoma’ in Burmese) where thousands of tribal memories, wisdoms, religions, cultures and beauties of plants and animals dwell. The rivers, all of them are indeed important to the people and other existences, snake through these beautiful mountainous regions and flow from the north to the south where Indian Ocean is. The peoples, Burma has 103 ethnics, all of them used to be really generous and all they knew was to give.

Since the modern day’s dictators have systematically destroyed, now the golden land is famous for its narcotic trades, refugees, migrant workers and various atrocities and sufferings.

One day, we’ll be free again and the land will be again famous for its beauty.

War Crafts Also Must Be Ready

So the referendum has given result that the junta won by 92% Yes votes. This clearly outnumbers the NLD 90 election result that was never implemented. Let it be! As the referendum has come true with the result predicted, now the junta should have time, energy, and all resources to manage the cyclone crises. Yes, it should have.

Whilst the junta has to show its ethic to govern Burma as a good government, we have to see its actions and concern on the survivors. We have to see tens of thousands of survivors in shelters well fed and cared. We have to see hundred of nurses and doctors curing injuries and mental problems – instead of unmotivated soldiers carrying aid supplies. We have to see cleaning up actions in affected areas, burying the deaths, removing debris blocking the waterways. We have to see the junta discussing on plans to reoccupy the delta with future crops and resetting villages so that the survivors can return and live again. Yes, there are more actions needed to be done. That will certainly need millions of dollars, hundreds of aid workers and various resources to be spent in the next few years so that Burma would become normal again.

But we don’t see any of such actions at all. We can’t hear plans at all. Worse, we can’t even see any supplies for the victims in huge volumes. The junta hasn’t shown what it has. The junta hasn’t calculated how much will be spent and where these resources will come from. All we can see is the photos of the generals and soldiers walking through a few survivals. All we can hear is the junta’s denial of real event.

Even though the junta wants to govern the country, it knows nothing about governing and managing resources. It’s also clear the junta is incompetent in handling the disasters.

It’s unacceptable that the junta is blocking the helps to the survivors. It’s must unacceptable to wait and see how the victims are going to be victimized again. Indeed, the UN needs quick action and quick response. Any dilatory will result in more agony.

The UN cannot fail this time – as all it has to do is solely to supply aids. UN has to work out whether it will fail or succeed in very short period and declare the possibility. We have to demand quick results as the victims can no longer wait for nothing as are dying.

We should also demand the free-world to declare action that it is capable of helping the victims. We should see shipments of aid supplies and hundreds of helpers waiting to be ready to come in to the victims. We know this is not easy as they will certainly have to face the fierce complaints and agitation of junta. So apart from supply ships, we have to see battleships and aircraft carriers too ready for action.

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