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Pressure mounts on Myanmar as ASEAN raises refugee crisis

Chair's statement includes 'concern' on South China Sea

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends the ASEAN-South Korea summit in Singapore on Nov. 14.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations called the refugee crisis in Myanmar "a matter of concern" on Wednesday, a rare departure from ASEAN's principle of noninterference in the internal affairs of members. It also reiterated concerns regarding disputes in the South China Sea.

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