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12 July 2012

Publication Date : 12-07-2012

 

Myanmar President Thein Sein says the army has a much reduced role in the government now, but it cannot be 'left behind' by moves towards democratic reforms, writes The Straits Times. China tells Japan to respect sovereignty in the East China Sea to avoid further harming ties, reports China Daily. Thailand says South China Sea disputes 'must not hinder Asean-China ties', according to The Nation. Five Mekong countries and Japan adopt a plan to boost cooperation, says The Cambodia Herald. Malaysia will be repealing its old Sedition Act, in the country's latest move towards political transformation, writes The Star.

 

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