Correction: May 26, 2011
In its online report 'NLD Condemn Tourism in Burma,' (Tuesday, May 24), The Irrawaddy misinterpreted the NLD's statement on tourism released on May 20, 2011. (Go to article)
On Nov. 21, The Irrawaddy received a letter from Dr. Cynthia Maung, the director of Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, in which she pointed out several errors of fact and inaccuracies in the Nov. 17 article, “Mae Tao Clinic to Relocate.”
First, Mae Tao Clinic will not relocate as the headline and the lead of the article suggested. In a telephone interview with The Irrawaddy. Dr. Cynthia said she “would like to” acquire a larger site for the clinic. In her letter, Dr. Cynthia said that a relocation of the clinic is not within the organization's current plans. It was also an inaccuracy to say that the clinic's funding, or a cut in funding, was linked to the supposed relocation.
The article listed donor countries and organizations that support Mae Tao Clinic. Dr. Cynthia has pointed out that Sweden is not such a donor country.
The reporter also referred to Dr. Thitha Maung as a former vice-chairman of the clinic. This, too, was incorrect. Dr. Thitha Maung is in fact the director of Thailand-based National Health and Education Committee's health program .
Finally, The Irrawaddy stated that in 2008, after Cyclone Nargis, the clinic sent a medical team to treat cyclone victims in the Irrawaddy Delta. While members of Mae Tao helped coordinate efforts, they did not send a medical team to the delta, Dr. Cynthia pointed out. (Go to article)
The Irrawaddy apologizes for misrepresenting the comments of Dr. Cynthia and Mae Tao Clinic in this article.
Correction: March 3, 2008
Correction: November 12, 2008
In its online report ‘Young Burmese Blogger Sentenced to more than 20 Years in Jail,’
The Irrawaddy also erroneously reported that Nay Phone Latt’s blogs during the September 2007 uprising provided invaluable information about events in Burma. Although Nay Phone Latt was convicted under the Electronics Act, which forbids Internet contact with addresses outside Burma, there is no proof that he used his blog site to report on the events of September 2007. (Go to Article)
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