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Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad's opinion that Myanmar may be expelled from Asean if it continues to defy international pressure to release Aung San Suu Kyi is a progressive statement indicating the need for a standard of behaviour in Asean, Tan Sri Razali Ismail said.
Asean may still get a response from Myanmar over its request that the military junta release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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.
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi does not see Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad changing his mind about retiring in October as announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The common Korean curse You should be tattooed!'' derives from the ancient practice of using tattoos to brand thieves and slaves.
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