Thousands of bodies flotat undisturbed in the waters of Burma while the military junta focuses on having a referendum for its new constitution. But, the junta reached a new low for cynicsm over the weekend by pasting large labels on aid packages that were sent from Thailand which claim the aid is being distributed due to the generosity of the military leaders. State-run television continuously ran images of elaborate ceremonies where top generals–including junta leader General Than Shwe–handed out boxes of aid from Thailand that were disguised to suggest the supreme leader was responsible for helping his people. According to Mark Farmaner of Burma Campaign UK: “We have already seen regional commanders putting their names on the side of aid shpments from Asia, saying this was a gift from them and then distributing it in their region.
A delegation has been sent from Thailand in an effort to get these thugs to pay a little bit of attention to the disaster which has hit their country. Thousands of soldiers have been diverted from aiding stricken refugees in order to supervise the shame referendum on the new constitution. Who are these people who run Burma?