Topic: Kyaw Thu
One of the three most closed and isolated countries in the world is opening up. The long-repressed Burmese say it's unbelievable - but they want to believe in a new Myanmar.
President Thein Sein has advanced reforms partly through his choice of advisers, allowing critical voices to be heard even before today's freer elections.
A survey by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the UN, and the Burmese government finds that most of the hardest-hit villages have received some emergency aid. But many people are living hand-to-mouth and have limited access to clean water.
06/27/2008 01:00 am