19 Oct '11, 6am

Indonesia told to delay ASEAN decision on Myanmar chair bid: Jakarta (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The ASEAN Inter-pa...

Jakarta (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) called on current ASEAN chair Indonesia to delay agreeing on Myanmar becoming ASEAN chair in 2014 until the country showed real progress in democratization. Observers and stakeholders are speculating that during the ASEAN summit in Bali next month, ASEAN leaders will agree to grant Myanmar the grouping's chair. The AIPMC said in a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday that it supported a call from the Burma Partnership, which represents Myanmarese civil society, that Indonesia should play a more active role in encouraging further reform in Myanmar. "The AIPMC and the Indonesian House of Representatives' foreign affairs commission will ask Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa to lobby other ASEAN countries to suspend the decision during the upcoming ASEAN meeting to give time to the ruling g...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/indonesia-told-delay-asean-decis...

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