Myanmar Embassy Fire May Delay Visas for Cyclone Relief Workers

By Michael Heath

A big fire breaks out at Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, in the morning of May 26, 2008. Cause of the fire was unknown yet.  

photo:Xinhua

 

May 27 (Bloomberg) — International aid workers seeking permission to enter Myanmar to help survivors of Tropical Cyclone Nargis may be delayed after a fire at Myanmar’s embassy in Bangkok, the United Nations said.

The fire “prompted the closure of the visa section and created a fresh obstacle for the aid community,” the UN’s news service IRIN said in a report from Thailand’s capital. It didn’t give any details of how long visa applications may be delayed. Continue reading