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ASEAN: ASEAN to discuss Suu Kyi amnesty

Updated On: Aug 21, 2009

ASEAN senior officials will meet to discuss releasing a "joint appeal" to Myanmar for amnesty for Aung San Suu Kyi. They will meet in Jakarta for dinner Wednesday and conferences on Thursday and Friday.

This would be the ASEAN officials' first such joint appeal for amnesty.

Observers have commented that, should the senior officials release such a statement, it would be a significant departure from ASEAN's much criticized "principle of non-interference".

Source:

"ASEAN mulls Suu Kyi amnesty call: Indonesia", AFP, 20 Aug 2009, http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090820/wl_asia_afp/myanmarpoliticssuukyias...







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