June 11, 2008

Damage from Nargis still unknown

Six weeks post-Nargis we still don't know the full extent of the damage or loss of life. The Burmese affected by the storm are still in urgent need of aid. But as the junta lets aid workers fan out across the delta, they also released 15 of Aung San Suu Kyi's supporters.

The survivors of China's earthquake struggle to rebuild their lives. Beijing has drawn criticism for its handling of the crisis, but would any other government have done much better?

Buddha Space has a review of The Teachings of Ajahn Chah.

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Gerald Ford's picture

Given that it was a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, which is powerfully destructive and rare, I doubt any government would really handle it well. It's so uncommon and so destructive.

However, it's come to light that buildings in Sichuan were poorly built and not up to code due to local government corruption (and the remoteness of Beijing), so hopefully some positive changes will come out of this.

I read in a separate article how local government workers are really pulling together to help. Most are just clerks and researchers, but now have to take a leadership role they've never trained in.

Either way, thoughts and prayers for the Chinese people.