Monday, November 05, 2007

Singapore Stresses Concern Over Burma's Situation

Source: The Straits Times

Singapore has stressed its concern over the situation in Burma and how the developments there have affected the people of the country.

As Burma is part of the Asean family, the developments there will have broad ramifications for Asean and also the region, said Chi Chiew Sum, Special Assistant to Foreign Minister George Yeo, in a letter Sunday (4 Nov) addressed to a group of veteran Burmese dissidents.

It was in response to a call by the 88 Generation Students' group, which had urged Asean to suspend Burma's military regime from the regional bloc if the junta continues to refuse international demands for reform.

In a letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Yeo last Thursday (1 Nov), leaders of the group urged Asean to push the junta into talks with the opposition.

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