Wednesday, November 14, 2007

M'sia Hopes Burma issue Will Not Overshadow ASEAN Summit

Source: Channel News Asia

Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar is looking forward to a fruitful ASEAN Summit in Singapore.

Leaders are set to sign the group's Charter as well as a blueprint paving the way for a single ASEAN community by 2015.

Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, Mr Syed Hamid also expressed hope that the summit will not be inundated by the Burma issue.

He said, referring to the Charter that has recently been drafted: "This is the biggest mistake, if you think that we drafted the Charter because we want to discipline Myanmar. The Charter is not made for Myanmar, the Charter is made to show how confident we are in our regional organisation.

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