About 250 desperate Rohingya refugees reached western Indonesia on a decrepit, overcrowded wooden boat Thursday, bringing the total number reported by local officials to have arrived this week to nearly 600.
Thailand's foreign minister met with deposed State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi last week, he told reporters Wednesday, her first known meeting with a foreign envoy since she was detained following the 2021 coup.
Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will gather in Indonesia on Tuesday for talks set to be dominated by the crisis in Myanmar, with the regional bloc divided over how or whether to reengage with the coup-wracked country's junta.
Myanmar anti-coup fighters briefly seized several border outposts in Kayah State after junta-aligned militia defected and joined the resistance, sparking days of heavy clashes, state media reported on Thursday.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.