When a disastrous regime continues

As devastating Cyclone Nargis was, which struck southern Burma two months ago, it may well be less disastrous than the country’s military regime, which continues to ignore the urgent needs of its own people. The misery visited on the country appears to be continuing without letup, and without any aid from the junta, which remains holed up in its new capital of Naypyidaw north of Rangoon, depending on the army to keep a foot on the public neck.

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