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Indonesia urges Myanmar to do more on democracy
uusjio | January 8, 2008 at 08:48 pmby
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Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda said his country was frustrated that years of attempts to engage Myanmar diplomatically had born little fruit.
"We wish to see a more credible process in the implementation of their roadmap to democracy," Wirajuda was quoted by Reuters as saying in an annual foreign affairs briefing.
Myanmar's junta has embarked on a national convention to draw up a new constitution as part of its "roadmap to democracy", but the process has been criticised in many quarters as a sham.
At least 31 people were killed in September when the junta crushed the biggest pro-democracy protests in nearly 20 years, prompting international condemnation and tougher sanctions.
Indonesia, the largest member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which includes Myanmar, has been increasingly critical of Myanmar's foot-dragging on reforms.