UN’s Lost Aid May Be Tip of the Iceberg

By WILLIAM BOOT

Wednesday,July 30,2008

BANGKOK—The loss of United Nations aid money via “unacceptable” exchange rates orchestrated by the Burmese regime was going on long before this week’s disclosures about Cyclone Nargis cash losses, a US nongovernmental organization says.

“There are indications that [the United Nations Development Program], even prior to Cyclone Nargis, provided larger cuts to Myanmar’s Than Shwe government than the [up to] 25 percent now admitted to by the UN’s humanitarian operations,” said Matthew Russell Lee of the New York-based NGO Inner City Press.

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UN Admits Losses to Myanmar Junta Through Currency Exchange, NGOs Skirt with Hawala

Byline: Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press at the UN: News Analysis

UNITED NATIONS, July 11 — The question is not “if” but “how much” money Myanmar’s military government has taken from the UN aid that has come into the country since Cyclone Nargis hit, it emerged Friday at the UN. John Holmes, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, told Inner City Press that some level of loss would be acceptable in exchanging dollars for government-issued Foreign Exchange Certificates, which are in turn converted into the local currency, Kyat. “One percent would probably be okay,” he said. Video here, from Minute 37:50.

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Extracts of Important Indicators to show the wrong priority given by SPDC

Extracts of Important Indicators to show

the wrong priority given by SPDC

UNDP Human Development Report

2007/2008 Report

Myanmar

HDI Rank – 132

 

 

UNDP Human Development Report on Myanmar

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 
Human Development Report

2007/2008 Report

Myanmar

HDI Rank – 132

Excel
01. Human development index
Human development index value, 2005 0.583
Life expectancy at birth, annual estimates (years), 2005 60.8
Adult literacy rate (% aged 15 and older), 1995-2005 89.9
Combined gross enrolment ratio for primary, secondary and tertiary education (%), 2005 49.5 1
GDP per capita (PPP US$), 2005 1,027 23
Life expectancy index 0.596
Education index 0.764
GDP index 0.389
GDP per capita (PPP US$) rank minus HDI rank 35
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Let’s start a global struggle (in Burmese)

 Let’s start a global struggle (in Burmese)

 

ဒီစာကို Select ေပးၿပီးေရးပါ…ေန ့စြဲ -ေမလ ၂၆၊ ၂၀၀၈

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ျပည္တြင္းျပည္ပရိွညီအကိုေမာင္ႏွမအေပါင္းတို ့ခင္ဗ်ား

ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ ့ ဆီဒိုးနားေဟာ္တယ္ မွာက်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ျပီးသြားတဲ့ အလ်ဴရွင္မ်ား အစည္းေ၀း – Donors Meeting – အျပီးမွာ ေလေဘးဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအေျခအေနဟာ အလြန္ကိုဆိုး၀ါးေနဆဲျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ပုသိမ္မွာရိွတဲ့ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားဟာ ေနရပ္ကိုအတင္းအၾကပ္ျပန္ပို ့တာခံေနရပါတယ္။ ဖ်ာပံု၊က်ိဳက္လတ္နဲ ့အျခားျမိဳ ့နယ္မ်ားမွာရိွတဲ့ ေလေဘးဒုကၡသည္မ်ားဟာလည္း မျဖစ္စေလာက္အကူညီတခါနစ္ခါလာေပးတာကလြဲလို ့ဘာတခုမွမရရိွေသးပါဘူး။

နဂ်စ္မုန္တိုင္းက က်ေနာ္တို ့ျပည္သူ သိန္းေပါင္းမ်ားစြာရဲ ့အသက္ကို တမဟုတ္ျခင္းေခ်ြခဲ့ပါတယ္။ မေသလို ့က်န္ခဲ့တဲ့ ၂သန္းနီးပါးျပည္သူေတြကေတာ့ ကုလသမဂနဲ ့အာဆီယံနိင္ငံေတြရဲ ့တေျဖးေျဖးျခင္းညင္းသတ္တာကိုခံရေတာ့မွာပါ။
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