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Thai unrest, Myanmar overshadow Asean summit FEATURE 04/09/2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thai unrest, Myanmar overshadow Asean summit



FEATURE

04/09/2010

HANOI — Southeast Asian leaders open talks Thursday with their vision of building a regional “community” of nations overshadowed by major unrest in Thailand and Myanmar’s widely criticized election plans.

On the eve of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in the Vietnam capital, Thailand’s premier declared a state of emergency as protesters stormed parliament in a dramatic escalation of an anti-government campaign.

Thailand’s long-running political drama is among the domestic issues within the 10-member Asean bloc which are distracting it from moving forward collectively, observers say.... MORE


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