Thursday, November 01, 2007

Suspend Burma, Dissidents Tell Asean

Source: Big News Network

Myanmar dissidents Thursday urged the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) to suspend Myanmar's membership if the country's leadership continued to ignore international calls for launching a meaningful national reconciliation process.

Leaders of the 88 Generation Students -- remnant dissidents from the 1988 anti-military movement in Myanmar -- issued a letter to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong and Foreign Minister George Yeo urging Asean to take steps to increase pressure on Myanmar's military to start a political dialogue with opposition forces.

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