ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar overshadows ASEAN summit talks on economy, South China Sea

Indonesia and Singapore condemn attack on humanitarian convoy

An Indonesian soldier guards the Meruorah hotel in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia, on May 8 ahead of the ASEAN summit.   © AP

LABUAN BAJO, Indonesia -- The crisis in Myanmar and a brazen attack on an Association of Southeast Asian Nations humanitarian convoy there are overshadowing the regional bloc's summit this week, with Indonesia and Singapore condemning the violence.

Eight leaders of the 10-member ASEAN are set to kick off the two-day summit on Wednesday in the resort area of Labuan Bajo, on the eastern Indonesian island of Flores. Leaders from Myanmar's military regime were not invited, while Thailand, which is holding general elections on Sunday, will be represented by Deputy Prime Minister Don Pramudwinai.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more