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ASEAN says it must take lead on Myanmar

Southeast Asian nations have said they must take responsibility for handling Myanmar, after it escaped US-led pressure from the UN Security Council over its human rights record. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which has been at odds over how to handle its most notorious member, said the unresolved issue had put its own credibility at stake. The statement also encouraged the military-ruled state to “make greater progress towards national reconciliation.” It called for the release of detainees and for effective dialogue with all parties concerned. Full Story

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