Burma's prime minister says the country's military government is capable of dealing with the aftermath of last week's tsunami that devastated southern Asia.
General Soe Win told an emergency tsunami summit in Jakarta Thursday that while Burma appreciates the international aid it has received, future donations should be given to countries in greater need.
General Soe Win said 59 people were killed and more than 3,000 people left homeless in Burma by the December 26 tsunami.
United Nations and private aid agencies are in the midst of an assessment of villages in southern Burma most affected by the tsunami. The agencies agree that Burma appears to have been spared major damage from the tsunami.
Information for this report is provided by AFP and AP.