Comments on: A slow boat to Myanmar – nearly What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: People of Burma Sat, 28 Jun 2008 05:31:14 +0000 Yes, indeed. Thousands of lives could have been saved in time. Now, the international community has learned that the military junta in Burma has no sympathy and kindness even hundreds of thousands of its own people are dying everyday and the only thing the Junta was doing that time was “to hold a referendum” to prolong their military rule on Burma. I really appreciated all the efforts and thanked to those of the people, including crews and generals from US Navy, who expressed their humanitarian kindness towards Burmese people, who needed emergency relife after cyclone Nargis.

By: Nwe Lay Oo Sat, 28 Jun 2008 02:12:22 +0000 First of all, I’m a myanmar woman working in Singapore, like other technicians, leaving country for family support. I want to say something about our people’s way of thinking.
So, do the world think the help will be welcomed everywhere and anywhere? Needs and Wants are not considerable without Rights……… If you don’t understand what I mean, I want you to live in Myanmar as a real tough Myanmar people under junta, just three months. I’m sure the creativity, physical and mental courage, and some bad factors like cunning, cheating for one’s own sake……….. all can be learnt in that period.
What you take is your choice; who told that phrase, without filling the words “under unavoidable conditions”?….. You’ll have lost your morality if you are not raised by the bold and honest family…. We love our country, but we can’t choose to stay there under the junta. The homeless people, refugees (I don’t remember the correct spelling, anyway), chose to go out because they don’t have enough courage to live in myanmar anymore. But they are bold to departed from the own land, yes, the unknown danger is not scary as the recognized terror. We’ll find tougher time to rebuild our nation’s morality even if (just in imagination) junta left the country without killing anyone, now.
I want the world to consider deeper in our moral needs, not only physically. We want freedom, we need freedom, we love freedom, “Freedom from Fear”. Don’t think about survival help only. We don’t care about physical suffer as much as people from developed country, I don’t mean “we don’t need”. Our toughness limit is higher, I think. Our hard life trained us to be smarter in other country’s working environment. We only need our moral rebuilt.

By: SweWin Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:47:42 +0000 What a crying shame, thousands of lives could have been saved in time. There is only one obsticle between the Myanmar population and their well-being, it is the military junta.

By: Foxfier Fri, 27 Jun 2008 17:46:04 +0000 Heh, you should’ve asked to look at the crew berthing, if you think those bunks were cramped!

You’re absolutely right about that hum and the rocking knocking you out when it’s time to sleep….

The Marine was wrong, by the way– it’s the galley. I know, I worked in it for three months when I reported aboard just after the tsunami. *grin*

I miss my gang from the galley, too…met my husband in the geek group.