UN Chief raises concern over Rohingya crisis at ASEAN

Philippines: Twenty-one leaders from the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asia Nations) comprising of 10 influential countries have gathered in a three say summit in Manila which is expected to discuss the growing terrorism challenge, radicalization, North Korea, South China Sea and other issues facing in the region.
The United Nations Chief speaking at the meeting in front of the national leaders he has expressed his concerns over the ongoing Rohingya Muslim crisis in Myanmar.
Late on Monday Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the ongoing humanitarian crisis can likely cause regional instability and radicalization.
Secretary Guterres said, “the dramatic movement of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh, is a worrying escalation in a protracted tragedy and a potential source of instability in the region, and radicalization.”
According to the sources, the ASEAN bloc has strongly refused to discuss the crisis but a Philippine official has said at least two leaders raised the issue Monday.