On Sri Lanka, UK Says IMF Loan’s Not Moving, UN Silent Amid Claims of Myanmar
Byline: Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press at the UN: News Analysis
UNITED NATIONS, June 25 — Two weeks after the Sri Lankan government grabbed up two UN staffers, using unmarked vehicles, the UN in New York still had nothing to say. Inner City Press asked on June 25, and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson said, “I still don’t have anything.” Video here, from Minute 15:18.
Later on June 25, Inner City Press ran after UK minister Lord Mark Malloch Brown to ask if he was the one working on Sri Lanka for his government. “I have,” he said. Inner City Press asked, what about Sri Lanka’s application for a $1.9 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, on which Malloch Brown’s boss David Miliband had spoken – had the thinking changed?
“Thinking for what?” Malloch Brown asked.”The IMF loan has not gone through.” Inner City Press mentioned that the U.S. has changed its tune. continue