From the IHT:

The secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, was on his way to Myanmar on Wednesday, hoping to pry open the door to more international relief aid at what he called a “critical moment” in the country’s slow recovery from the cyclone that left more than 100,000 people dead or missing.

“Aid in Myanmar should not be politicized,” he said as he stopped in Bangkok on Wednesday. “Our focus now is on saving lives.”

But the opening offered by Myanmar appeared to be a narrow one, and some analysts said the ruling generals were conceding only enough to defuse international pressure after the May 3 cyclone.

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