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George Clooney And Brad Pitt Launch Myanmar Campaign

07/03/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hollywood stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt joined forces with Asian political figures in an advertising campaign calling on the region to push Myanmar's junta to allow in more cyclone aid.

A full page advertisement in Indonesian English language daily Jakarta Post by US-based pressure group Not On Our Watch said Asia must pressure the reclusive regime to fully open its doors to foreign aid after Cyclone Nargis.

"Burma's neighbours have the power to help victims who remain desperately in need," said the advertisement, signed by former and current regional leaders and Nobel laureates, referring to Myanmar by its previous name.

Signatories included former Philippine president Corazon Aquino, East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi and former Czech president Vaclav Havel.

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