BRIEF – Mahathir urges ASEAN to expel Burma

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called for the expulsion of Burma from ASEAN, claiming the country is giving the institution a “bad name”, according to Malaysian daily The Star. Mahathir was delivering a keynote speech at an international conference themed ‘Plight of the Rohingya, crime against humanity’, when he urged both ASEAN and the UN to take action against Burma for “committing genocide”.