Asean must take a stand for the Rohingya

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As regional leaders arrive in Bangkok this week to attend the Asean Summit, there will yet again be an elephant in the room: the crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Just over two years ago, the Myanmar military launched a vicious "clearance operation", killing thousands of mainly Muslim Rohingya and driving almost 800,000 to flee across the border into Bangladesh.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2019, with the headline Asean must take a stand for the Rohingya. Subscribe