Myanmar: Asean holds crisis talks as junta leader makes first foreign trip

Protests are expected at group’s headquarters in Jakarta as the presence of Min Aung Hlaing triggers anger

South-east Asian leaders are to hold Myanmar crisis talks with junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, who has become the focus of international outrage over a military coup and crackdown that has left more than 700 dead.

The senior general was expected at the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) meeting in Indonesia’s capital on Saturday, marking his first foreign trip since security forces staged a coup that ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in early February.

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