Excerpts from Yawning Bread:
The best thing Asean can do right now is to suspend Burma from the grouping. Sure, such action won't help anyone in the Irrawaddy delta, but there is not a chance in hell that this meeting will produce help anyway. If we can't save anybody, Asean has at least to save itself from international ignominy.
We can make it clear that Burma's suspension will be lifted when a democratically-elected government is in place to represent the country, though more likely, the Burmese junta will simply quit Asean altogether than accept this slap in the face. So be it. It will be a huge relief to many of us not to be associated with those ogres anymore.
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