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Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Sunday (June 13)
Anti-junta protesters flooded Myanmar's social media with pictures of themselves wearing black Sunday in a show of solidarity for the Rohingya, a minority group that is among the most persecuted in the country.
Hla Min, a rice farmer in central Myanmar, was getting regular radiation therapy for cancer when the military seized power Feb 1. Initially expected to survive, he lasted less than three months.
Myanmar’s junta has said that the Rohingya isn’t one of its recognized ethnic races, fueling doubt if the persecuted minority group will have access to citizenship anytime soon.
According to State Administration Council spokesperson Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun at a press conference on June 12, there have been a total of 109 bomb blasts, 65 arson and 168 other hinderances were committed since schools reopened.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Saturday (June 12)
The United Nations High Commissoner on Human Rights on Friday warned of worsening violence in Myanmar and encouraged a stronger diplomatic effort by the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) and other "influential states".
Myanmar's junta on Saturday accused some of the country's two dozen ethnic armed groups of providing training to its opponents to carry out a wave of bombings that it said had targeted public buildings including schools.