Philippines: Getting Tough on Myanmar

The Citizen on Mars is surprised but pleased that the Filipino president Glorial Macapagal-Arroyo, who is herself accused of human rights violations, “showed no qualms at all in broaching the very sensitive issue on the discussion table, risking bruised emotions and possibly deteriorating relations among the member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations”. The blogger refers to the call by the president to encourage Myanmar to adopt a roadmap to democracy and release political prisoners.

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