Myanmar military ruler to attend ASEAN summit in 1st foreign trip

Thailand has announced that the head of Myanmar’s military government, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, will attend an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Indonesia next week – his first known foreign trip since he seized power in a coup on February 1.

Myanmar has been in upheaval since the military removed an elected government led by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Security forces have killed 728 pro-democracy protesters, according to an activist group, in an attempt to crush nationwide anti-coup protests.

Al Jazeera