Friday, November 16, 2007

Myanmar Junta Thinks Country has Democracy, Ong Says

Source: Bloomberg

The government in Myanmar, under fire for a crackdown on democracy protests in September, believes it is governing democratically and respects human rights, Asean Secretary-General Ong Keng Yong said.

“As far as they are concerned, they believe they have democracy and human rights,” Ong told reporters in Singapore ahead of next week's Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. “What they don't want to see is someone else's rule of law and democracy'' from a “Western liberal world'' point of view, Ong added.

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