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Thursday, March 25, 1999 Published at 15:35 GMT


World: Europe

Mixed Asian reaction to NATO strikes


Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam have joined China and India in speaking out against the bombings.

China's official media went further than the country's leadership and accused NATO of exploiting the problems in Kosovo to expand eastwards and take on the role of world policeman.

Pakistan said it was deeply concerned by developments and called for United Nations intervention.

The Japanese Prime Minister, Keizo Obuchi, offered full support to NATO, blaming Yugoslavia for what he called its uncompromising attitude.

Malaysia also said the bombing was necessary to prevent genocide in Kosovo.

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