ASEAN should have withheld Myanmar membership – former US envoy Holbrook

ASEAN should have withheld Myanmar membership - former US envoy Holbrooke - AFX, March 21, 2005
...'Instead, a dreadful group of people whose behaviour violates all the norms of civilization, all the wonderful things Thailand for example stands for, were invited to join ASEAN with no real conditions.'
Holbrooke pointed to the European Union's recent decision to block membership talks for Croatia until Zagreb finds a war crimes suspect, as an example of how ASEAN could have dealt with Myanmar...
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