Malaysia FM Saifuddin Bin Abdullah says perpetrators of violence against Myanmar's minority must "be brought to justice," in talks with members of Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered in Thailand conference.
Southeast Asian countries will call for those responsible for atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya minority to be held "fully accountable," according to a statement prepared for a regional summit.
The world's largest trade deal, also called RCEP, is pushed back to next year as trade ministers of Asia-Pacific countries fail to agree key terms at a summit, ahead of ASEAN meeting, in Singapore.
The international community has often proven incapable of dealing with state led crimes against humanity, and Myanmar could prove another missed milestone.
Myanmar's army is accused of mass rape, killings and setting fire to thousands of homes which led to the displacement of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to neighbouring Bangladesh. The UN is recommending genocide charges be brought against top generals.
Diplomats in ASEAN summit express concern over the impact of US-China trade war as calls grow for accelerating talks for a Beijing-backed free-trade deal that excludes the US.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's call for pressure comes after a UN report warned the North is circumventing sanctions imposed over its nuclear programme. Meanwhile, Pyongyang says US was acting with "alarming" impatience.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warns of threats to regional economic growth, citing recent trade tensions between the US and China.
Defence ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meet in the northern Philippine city of Clark and issued a strong statement against North Korea on Monday.
Although the move has been hailed by both sides as progress, critics say the protocol won't stop Chinese expansion in the region.
Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Saturday reiterated in a joint statement their concerns over the escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula due to the North Korea's two ICBM tests last month, saying the launches threaten world stability.
The two-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit is expected to focus on Rodrigo Duterte's unpredictable foreign policy and attendees are predicted to support to his drug war.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2020 TRT World.