The following appeal was received by the [him] moderator on Sunday 30 September.
“The international community does not want to give money to Myanmar. But by doing a humanitarian boycott – although no one would call it that – you are punishing the people of Myanmar,” said Frank Smithuis, country manager for medical agency Medecins Sans Frontieres Holland.
The Myanmar Times and Business Review has published this report on the Mandalay workshop ONE MONTH after it took place. HIV Information for Myanmar [him] has reported on its contents a few days after it took place.
Irrawaddy reports “Maggin monastery in western Rangoon, where HIV patients are cared for was also raided. Witnesses said that soldiers and riot police stormed in, beating up and hauling away four monks, including the abbot and four people caring for HIV patients.”
Attached is the presentation by Joe Amon of Human Rights Watch at the Asia Society event 13 September. Comments?
This Myanmar Times article has clearly been overtaken by events. The Sangha has other work to do just now. But it is the hope of everyone associated with [him] that the Sangha will become more involved in HIV prevention and care soon. As soon as they have completed their present work.