Legislators from an Asian regional grouping of nations are urging their governments to do more to help refugees who have fled Burma.
ASEAN legislators from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore made the comments Saturday following a visit to a Burmese refugee camp in Thailand in the town of Mae Sot.
They said the situation in Burma has become a "human security problem" and said Asian governments must take a stronger stand against Burma's military government.
The legislators said Burma's government has committed brutal human rights violations and grave economic mismanagement. They said the regime's lack of democratic rules negatively impacts the region.
A recent U.S. government-State Department human rights report included Burma along with North Korea, China and Russia on a list of some of the world's worst human rights offenders.