We must follow charity money
Published 14/08/2010 | 05:00
AS terrible as it is to see natural disasters such as the recent events in Pakistan, it is almost impossible not to imagine charities and corrupt leaders rubbing their hands together in expectation of sympathy donations.
The former are especially quick to whip out the begging bowl in the shadow of the crisis.
What doesn't seem so quick is the detail of how the money will be spent. With all the millions raised around the world for tsunami relief, why are the victims still living in beach shacks around Sri Lanka, and how did the Sri Lankan army suddenly have the funds to purchase enough military hardware to defeat the Tamil Tigers?