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Burma to be focus on ASEAN summit.

		Burma to be focus of ASEAN summit

                     November 29, 1996
                     Web posted at: 2:00 p.m. EST (1900 GMT) 

                     JAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuter) --
                     The heads of government of 10
                     southeast Asian nations gathered in
                     Jakarta, Indonesia, for an informal
                     summit Saturday expected to focus
                     on Burma's bid to join the ASEAN
                     club of nations. 

                     The Burmese military government's crackdown on the
                     pro-democracy movement of Nobel laureate Aung San 
		     Suu Kyi
                     has led many Western nations and human rights 
		     activists to call on
                     the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 
		     to delay the

                     ASEAN members are Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the
                     Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Burma, 
                     and Laos are attending, for the first time, as 
		     observer nations. 

		     [CNN, 29 November 1996]