Politicians representing Asia's Inter-Parliamentary Council have appealed to the UN Security Council to force Burma's military government to make democratic reforms.
Representatives from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines told reporters in New York this week that the situation in Burma is becoming intolerable and the nation is becoming a security threat to the region and the world
The Security Council voted September 15th to include Burma on its agenda and held its first meeting on the nation last week. No details of the meeting were released.
The action was taken over objections from China and was condemned by the Burmese government, which said the country does not pose a threat to regional security.
Placing an issue on the Security Council agenda starts a process that subjects it to increased UN scrutiny.
Information for this report is provided by Reuters.