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RI woos India, China over Suu Kyi

  • Lilian Budianto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 13 2009   /  01:17 pm

Indonesia has sought support from Asian giants India and China to push reforms in military-ruled Myanmar, following the latest twist in the trial against its opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Both communist China and democratic India have kept backing Myanmar's notorious junta with close economic ties in a time when the Western countries and international organizations have considered imposing more economic sanctions on Yangon, following a fresh round of trumped-up charges against the Nobel laureate. Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah said Friday Jakarta made the request to China and India to push Myanmar for reforms in a UN forum, which convened envoys from India, China, Myanmar and Japan, as well as a representative from the multilateral body. "Those countries play a key role to find a settlement in Myanmar's issue... and we very much would like to see them ur...