“We are inviting a worst case scenario in which boats filled with the dead drift in the oceans in a gruesome testament to inhumanity,” says OIC envoy.
More than 500 migrants, thought to be Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis, were rescued from boats off the coast of Indonesia’s northern Aceh province on Sunday, 10 May and given temporary shelter at a mosque in the town of Seunuddon.
Concerns about the region’s wealth gap weigh heavy on the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) bloc as the year-end market integration plan draws near.
Asian leaders have gathered in China for a four-day summit aiming to set the economic agenda during what is sure to be a crucial year for Burma.
Burmese president asks over 400 business leaders to create stronger international ties for economic growth.
Obama and Suu Kyi were each circumspect on the state of Burma’s democratic transition as they met in Rangoon on Friday.
Burma passed the ASEAN leader’s baton to Malaysia on Thursday.
Obama held one on one talks with his Burmese counterpart Thein Sein on Thursday in Naypyidaw.
The US President’s comments on state of political and economic change in Burma are eagerly anticipated.
Regional heavyweights were welcomed to Burma’s new capital on Wednesday in a glittering ceremony for the opening of the 25th ASEAN Summit.