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Gates Accuses Myanmar of ‘Criminal Neglect’

Burma rejects 'slow response' criticism...The Burmese government has rejected criticism that it has been slow to help victims of Cyclone Nargis, which struck the country almost a month ago.

Deputy Defence Minister, Major General Aye Mint, told a security conference in Singapore that his government had reacted promptly, as a result of which relief camps had been opened, food and drinking water provided and electricity restored. He said the relief phase was now over and the government was concentrating on reconstruction.

On Saturday, the American defence secretary Robert Gates accused Burma of causing the death of tens of thousands of cyclone victims by blocking international aid that could have saved their lives, a criticism he has just repeated, accusing Burma of criminal neglect.

BANGKOK — In the strongest remarks yet by a high-ranking American official, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Sunday that Myanmar was guilty of “criminal neglect” for blocking large-scale international aid to cyclone victims and that more Burmese civilians would perish unless the military regime reverses its policy.
But despite the rising anger and frustration with Myanmar’s military leaders, Mr. Gates said that defense ministers meeting in Singapore over the weekend had unanimously opposed any plan to violate Burmese sovereignty and forcibly provide relief supplies.

As a result, he said, it was probably “a matter of days” before the Pentagon withdrew four navy ships carrying supplies that have been “steaming in circles” for days in the waters off Myanmar’s coast, waiting in vain for permission to ferry their cargo to storm-stricken areas.

“It’s becoming pretty clear that the regime there is not going to let us help,” Mr. Gates said in Singapore before heading to Bangkok on the third leg of a weeklong trip to Asia. “I’d say that unless the regime changes its approach, changes its policy, more people will die.”

Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who joined Mr. Gates at a meeting with reporters, said that the government of Myanmar had given permission for 95 U.S. C-130 cargo planes to land in Yangon, the country’s main city, but that much more could be brought in from the navy vessels. The relief flights have ferried in more than 1.5 million pounds of supplies, mostly food, water, mosquito netting and plastic sheeting for shelters.

At least 135,000 people are dead or missing since a cyclone struck Myanmar on May 3; it was the world’s biggest natural disaster since the Asian tsunami in 2004. The United Nations estimates that 2.4 million survivors face hunger and homelessness, many in the Irrawaddy Delta, the region hit hardest by the storm.

“Even though aid is beginning to flow,” Mr. Gates said, “so many parts of the Irrawaddy Delta are cut off from any kind of transportation that it’s really going to require helicopters to get assistance to them.”

The United States Navy vessels, led by the amphibious assault ship Essex, have on board 22 helicopters, medical equipment, relief supplies, water purification systems and Navy and Marine Corps personnel — all of which have been offered to the government of Myanmar to assist those affected by the cyclone.

When asked whether the Myanmar government’s actions were tantamount to genocide, Mr. Gates stopped short of that accusation. “This is more akin, in my view, to criminal neglect,” he said.

At the meeting of defense ministers, Myanmar’s military junta defended its response to Cyclone Nargis, saying that it had promptly provided relief to all storm victims and that it expected the country to quickly recover, The Associated Press reported.

“Due to the prompt work” of the military government, food, water and medicine were provided to all victims, said Major General Aye Myint, the deputy defense minister, adding, “I believe the resettlement and rehabilitation process will be speedy.”

Mr. Gates, normally understated and unflappable under the most pointed questioning, flashed visible anger on Saturday when asked about American efforts to deliver aid to the cyclone victims. He noted that the United States had tried at least 15 times in the past month to get Myanmar’s leaders to allow more international aid into the country to no avail, and he called the government “deaf and dumb” for obstructing relief efforts.

“We have really exercised our moral obligation above and beyond the call,” he said Sunday.

At a private luncheon Saturday for defense officials from two dozen countries, mostly in Asia, Mr. Gates said that minister after minister voiced unhappiness with Myanmar’s restrictions on aid, making it an uncomfortable meal for Myanmar’s deputy defense minister.

In contrast, Mr. Gates said that the chief delegate from China, Lieutenant General Ma Xiaotian, described the importance of international support in dealing with the May 12 earthquake that killed more than 68,000 people and expressed China’s appreciation for the international community’s response.

Mr. Gates said, however, that the ministers drew the line at using force to distribute aid in Myanmar. “There is great sensitivity all over the world to violating a country’s sovereignty,” he said, “particularly in the absence of some kind of U.N. umbrella that would authorize it.”

When asked whether that reluctance might be a consequence of the United States’ decision to invade Iraq in 2003, Mr. Gates said there was no connection
At the news conference, Mr. Gates responded to several other issues, including statements that General Ma of China made Saturday objecting to the United States’s missile-defense system as harmful to regional stability.

It’s hard to see a limited capability such as we have and will have in the future, undermining the offensive capability of either Russia or China,” Mr. Gates said. The United States would have a relatively small number of interceptors to use against a long-range missile strike.

“Clearly, a system that is designed to handle a relatively small number of incoming missiles is easily going to be overwhelmed should a country with scores if not hundreds of missiles launch an attack,” he said.

Mr. Gates was also dismissive of General Ma’s assertion that China’s development of new, long-range missiles was actually for defensive purposes. “It’s hard to see an intercontinental ballistic missile as a defensive weapon,” he said.

In Bangkok, aides to Mr. Gates said that the secretary had made clear in a meeting Sunday afternoon with the Thai prime minister and a dozen top military officers that the Bush administration would frown on any attempt by the military to seize power.

A week of anti-government protests here have stirred fears that the military might stage another coup, two years after a similar street campaign against then-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra led to his removal. Thai military commanders have denied reports that the army was plotting another takeover.

“Our position is pretty consistent,” Mr. Gates said in Singapore. “We want to see democratically elected governments, and we will convey that.”

In a meeting between Mr. Gates and the current prime minister, Samak Sundaravej, who is also Thailand’s defense minister, American officials said, the secretary reaffirmed Washington’s support for civilian rule and democratic principles.

Mr. Samak threatened Saturday to use the police to break up a rally of 6,500 anti-government protesters. But the police did not act after an apparent reversal by Mr. Samak, who accused the news media of misreporting his remarks.

The bulk of the meeting focused on the stunted relief efforts in Myanmar, senior defense officials said. Mr. Samak voiced his own frustration with the Myanmar government, aides to Mr. Gates said, and he gave the secretary a detailed, historical analysis of the junta.

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.


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ေတးဆို-(ေလးျဖဴ၊ မ်ဳိးႀကီး၊ ဟယ္ရီလင္း၊ ဆုန္သင္းပါရ္ႏွင့္ အျခားအဆိုေတာ္ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ)
ျပဇာတ္တပုဒ္လို ခဏအခ်ိန္ေလးအတြင္းမွာ ငါတို႔ရဲ႕ဘ၀ေတြ အဆံုးတိုင္ ေပ်ာက္ကြယ္ၿပီလား
ႀကိဳးစားၿပီး အိုေဆာက္တည္ခဲ့သမွ်ဟာ အခုေတာ့ နံေဘးမွာ ဖိတ္စဥ္ေႂကြက်
ေရျပင္ႀကီးရဲ႕ ရက္စက္မႈမွာ အရာရာ အသစ္က စရမလား
ပိုင္ဆိုင္ခဲ့သမွ် ငါတို႔ ဘ၀ဟာ မၿမဲျခင္းတရားတဲ့လား
ဆံုး႐ံႈးခဲ့ၿပီ လူ႔အသက္ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ မိသားစုမ်ားစြာ ႀကိတ္ခါ႐ိႈက္ငိုသံမ်ား
ႏွလံုးသားထဲမွာ ပြင့္ေ၀ဆဲေမတၱာ ေပးအပ္ဖို႔ရာ လက္ခံမယ့္သူ႐ွိမလား
အၾကင္သူမိဘ သားသမီးမ်ားစြာ ျပန္ဆံုဆည္းခြင့္ ရႏိုင္ပါ့မလား
အႏၲရာယ္ေရျပင္က်ယ္ႀကီးထဲမွာ အခ်စ္နဲ႔ဘ၀ေတြ အဆံုးတိုင္ပ်က္စီးသြား

(ဆုန္သင္းပါရ္) ျပန္လည္အစားထိုးရႏိုင္မလား ေပ်ာ္႐ႊင္စရာမိသားစု ကမၻာေလးမ်ားစြာ
(ဟယ္ရီလင္း) ဆံုး႐ံႈးေပ်ာက္ကြယ္ခ်ိန္မွာ ႏွစ္သိမ့္မႈကို ငါတို႔ေပးႏိုင္မလား
စာနာမႈနဲ႔ ေဖးကူမလား ဒီေျမေပၚ အတူႀကီးျပင္း တို႔ေသြးရင္းပါ

လက္တြဲအခုအခ်ိန္မွာ လက္ကမ္းလို႔ ကူပါ

အၾကင္နာေတြနဲ႔ ေဖးကူပါ

အေမေပ်ာက္လို႔လိုက္႐ွာ ကေလးငယ္ေပါင္းမ်ားစြာ ငိုေႂကြးလို႔ဟစ္ေအာ္
အေျပးအလႊားလိုက္႐ွာ အေဖ့ကိုလည္း မေတြ႔ပါ ေထြးပိုက္ဖို႔ရာ ဖခင္ေကာ ျပန္လာမလား
အၾကင္သူမိဘ သားသမီးမ်ားစြာ ျပန္ဆံုဆည္းခြင့္ ရႏိုင္ပါ့မလား

မာယာအျပည့္နဲ႔ မုန္တိုင္းေအာက္မွာ တြဲလက္ျဖဳတ္ကာ အေ၀းဆံုးေ၀းခဲ့ရ

ငါ့ရဲ႕ႏႈတ္ခမ္းေတြ ရမ္းေရာင္ေျခာက္ကပ္လာ အသက္ဆက္ခြင့္ကို ရႏိုင္ပါ့မလား
အသက္ေပ်ာက္ခဲ့ၿပီ ငွက္ငယ္ေလးမ်ားမွာ ႐ုပ္၀တၳဳေတြ ေမ်ာပါျမစ္ျပင္အႏွံ႔အျပား
ေရျပင္ႀကီးရဲ႕ ရက္စက္မႈမွာ အရာရာအသစ္က စႏိုင္မလား..

သန္းေခါင္ယံညရဲ႕ ဆုေတာင္းမ်ားစြာ ျပည့္၀ခြင့္ဟာ အားလံုးရဲ႕ အေျဖလား
(အူး.. အားလံုးရဲ႕အေျဖလား)

ျပန္လည္အစားထိုးရႏိုင္မလား ေပ်ာ္႐ႊင္စရာမိသားစု ကမၻာေလးမ်ားစြာ
ဆံုး႐ံႈးေပ်ာက္ကြယ္ခ်ိန္မွာ ႏွစ္သိမ့္မႈကို ငါတို႔ေပးႏိုင္မလား

စာနာမႈနဲ႔ ေဖးကူမလား ဒီေျမေပၚ အတူႀကီးျပင္း တို႔ေသြးရင္းပါ
လက္တြဲအခုအခ်ိန္မွာ လက္ကမ္းလို႔ ကူပါ
အၾကင္နာေတြနဲ႔ ေဖးကူပါ

(ေလးျဖဴ) ဆံုး႐ံႈးခဲ့တဲ့ တို႔ဘ၀ေတြ အတူျပန္လည္တည္ေဆာက္ၾကမယ္
အေႏြးေထြးဆံုးဒီအခ်စ္မ်ားနဲ႔ အူး..

(မ်ိဳးႀကီး) ရင္ဆိုင္ၾကဖို႔ လက္ေတြ အတူ.. တြဲထား အိုး ဘ၀ေတြ
တေခါက္ျပန္လွေစဖို႔ အတူတူျဖစ္ေစရမယ္ တို႔ရဲ႕လက္မ်ားနဲ႔ (လက္မ်ားနဲ႔)

မင္း.. အခ်စ္နဲ႔လက္မ်ား ေပးလိုက္ေပါ့ ဘ၀မ်ားစြာ ႐ွင္သန္ဖို႔ အခြင့္ေတြဟာ
ကူညီသူကို ေစာင့္စား

အခ်စ္.. ကမ္းမယ့္လက္မ်ား ၀မ္းနည္းမႈ အိမ္ထဲ ေၾကကြဲ ေရထဲ
(အူး... အခ်စ္နဲ႔ဘ၀ေတြ နာၾကင္ျခင္း)

မင္း.. အခ်စ္နဲ႔လက္မ်ား ေပးလိုက္ေပါ့ ဘ၀မ်ားစြာ ႐ွင္သန္ဖို႔ အခြင့္ေတြဟာ
ကူညီသူကို ေစာင့္စား
အခ်စ္.. ကမ္းမယ့္ (တို႔လက္မ်ား) လက္မ်ား ၀မ္းနည္းမႈ အိမ္ထဲ ေၾကကြဲ ေရထဲ
နာၾကင္အေဖာ္မဲ့ ဘ၀ေတြ

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