Monday, December 10, 2007

U.N.'s Ban says patience running out with Burma's regime

(reporting by Ed Cropley, editing by Darren Schuettler)

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The international community's "patience is running out" with military-ruled Myanmar and foot-dragging over its moves towards democracy, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said on Monday.

"I hope the Myanmar authorities will take it very seriously," Ban said during a visit to Thailand, where he urged the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), of which the former Burma is a member, to play a "special political role."

"The people of Myanmar have suffered from isolation for such a long time and it is high time now for the Myanmar authorities and people to be able to enjoy genuine democracy and genuine integration in the international community," Ban said.

Read More: Click title

No comments: