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Byline: The Nation.
Human rights and tackling Burma's abuses should be at the top the agenda at the Asean Summit beginning today in Chaam, Londonbased Amnesty International and New Yorkbased Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in statements released yesterday.
Amnesty said human rights should "top the agenda" at the summit.
"The treatment of the Rohingya boat people has highlighted the urgent need for regional action on human rights. Asean must act now to address humanrights concerns in Southeast Asia," said AsiaPacific deputy director Donna Guest.
Burma was described by Amnesty as being "in a dire humanrights situation", as some 2,100 people …