Sunday, November 18, 2007

Situation in Myanmar 'Not Sustainable' - Singapore PM

Source: Agence France-Presse via

The situation in military-run Myanmar is "not sustainable" but ASEAN leaders have a limited ability to push for change there, Singapore's prime minister said in an interview published Saturday.

Ahead of next week's Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the bloc had "no choice" but to condemn the bloody suppression of pro-democracy protests in member Myanmar (formerly Burma).

"The present situation in Myanmar is not sustainable. ASEAN had no choice but to speak up and take a clear stand, because the developments in Myanmar have an impact on the region as a whole," Lee told The Straits Times.

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