Asean dangerously silent on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's spiraling onslaught of the ethnic minority group is glaringly absent from the regional grouping's agenda, despite rising political, security and economic risks

May 18, 2017 4:00 PM (UTC+8)
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi looks on during the opening ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines April 29, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Mark Crisanto/Pool
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi looks on during the opening ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines April 29, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Mark Crisanto/Pool