Burma violence concerns Southeast Asia

Participants at an ASEAN-UN workshop stressed the need to defuse tensions before they can spiral out of control and threaten stability elsewhere in the region.

By Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata for Khabar Southeast Asia in Jakarta

April 24, 2013


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