BRIEF – Burma eyes summits as PR opportunity

Burma is looking to host two regional summits next week in a PR-push to boost the “good image” of the country amongst its neighbours, state media reported. The Global New Light of Myanmar said on Wednesday that Naypyidaw has been making efforts to host the 7th Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam Summit and the 6th Ayeyarwady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Strategy Summit, both of which are scheduled on the 22 and 23 June. Around 175 local and foreign journalists are expected to cover the summits.