06 Feb '11, 10am

The revolts in Egypt and elsewhere in the region offer autocrats in other countries a 'good lesson.': Ban Ki-moon.

The revolts in Egypt and elsewhere in the region offer autocrats in other countries a 'good lesson.': Ban Ki-moon.

'The revolts in Egypt and elsewhere in the region offer autocrats in other countries a 'good lesson,' said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA MUNICH - THE revolts in Egypt and elsewhere in the region offer autocrats in other countries a 'good lesson,' UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday. 'Government leaders should always try to reach out to those people whose needs, whose human rights have not been properly addressed,' Dr Ban told reporters on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany. 'Before this kind of aspiration and wish erupts into massive demonstrations, I think that government leaders should pay more attention. This is a good lesson.' US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the same conference on Saturday that countries in the Middle East and North Africa were being battered by a 'perfect storm' of unemploym...

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