In rare rebuke, ASEAN scorches Myanmar for ‘highly reprehensible’ executions — Radio Free Asia

ASEAN on Tuesday issued its harshest criticism of the Burmese junta yet, calling Myanmar’s execution of four political prisoners “highly reprehensible” and saying it displayed “a gross lack of will” to return the member-state to normalcy.

Malaysia, an outspoken member of the Southeast Asian bloc, separately called their killings a “crime against humanity.” The top Malaysian diplomat said “no Myanmar military regime representative” should be allowed at any meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including the next ASEAN foreign ministers’ gathering, scheduled for Aug. 3.

Source: In rare rebuke, ASEAN scorches Myanmar for ‘highly reprehensible’ executions — Radio Free Asia