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'Asean must agree to expulsion'

Any decision to expel a member of Asean will have to be made based on consensus and Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad#8217;s statement that Myanmar may be expelled is a reminder to the ruling military junta.

Special envoy explains situation in Myanmar

The Myanmar military junta has sent a special envoy to meet Malaysian leaders to explain the current situation in Yangon but stopped short of giving any indication when detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released.

‘Dr M not likely to change his mind’

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi does not see Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad changing his mind about retiring in October as announced.

Indon minister to decide on Suu Kyi issue

Asean is leaving it to Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirayuda to decide on whether a delegation of the grouping#8217;s officials should visit Myanmar to secure the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar activists held in Thailand

B>BANGKOK:/BThailand has detained 11 Myanmar activists for planning to kidnap Myanmar's ambassador here or, failing that, blow up a fuel depot and abduct the Thai interior minister, a Thai police report said yesterday.

US to freeze Myanmar leaders' assets, ban remittances

B>WASHINGTON:/BWashington is preparing new sanctions against Myanmar that would freeze personal assets of members of its ruling military junta and ban remittances from its nationals working in the United States, a senior administration official said.

Tattoos are a new escape route for draft-dodgers in South Korea

The common Korean curse You should be tattooed!'' derives from the ancient practice of using tattoos to brand thieves and slaves.

Japanese envoy presses Myanmar to release Suu Kyi

A Japanese envoy urged Myanmar's military junta to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and said it would be difficult'' for Tokyo to increase aid to the impoverished nation if it continues to defy international opinion

Myanmar swallows 'bitter pill'

B>PHNOM PENH/B>: Myanmar says it must now swallow #8220;a bitter pill#8221; in order to maintain peace and stability and to prevent anarchy in the crisis-plagued country.

Syed Hamid: Vital for Asean to know Myanmar situation

Malaysia has impressed on the need for Myanmar to explain recent events to its Asean counterparts to allow the movement to explain the situation in a more credible manner.