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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar junta chief to attend ASEAN summit on Saturday: spokesman

Death toll over 700 spurs calls for action despite bloc's noninterference policy

Protesters in Yangon hold signs on April 20, criticizing the expected participation of junta leader Min Aung Hlaing in the ASEAN summit. The bloc faces heavy international pressure to resolve the crisis.   © AP

SINGAPORE -- The leader of Myanmar's junta is set to attend an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit scheduled for Saturday in Jakarta, a spokesperson for the junta told Nikkei Asia on Wednesday.

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