(L-R) Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw, Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Le Luong Minh pose for a group photo during the 8th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam Summit (CLMV-8) in Hanoi, Vietnam, 26 October 2016. Photo: Minh Hong/EPA/POOL
A close-up view of a man inspecting the quality of a Jade stone at the Jade market in Mandalay, Myanmar, 06 April 2015. Photo: Pyae Sone Aung/EPA
Myanmar's Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the Union Peace Conference - 21st century Panglong in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 31 August 2016. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
The UNFC made their statement after a meeting in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand this week. Photo: Phanida/Mizzima
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during her peace talk conference meeting with Myanmar rural youth at the Myanmar Convention Center - 2 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 11 April 2017. Photo: Hein Htet/EPA
Buddhist devotees splash water onto a Buddha stupa as they worships at the holy Shwedagon pagoda to mark Myanmar New Year Day in Yangon, Myanmar, 17 April 2017. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
People play with water during the Thingyan Water Festival in Yangon on 13 April 2017. Photo: Thura/Mizzima
Rohingya refugees in a queue as they wait to receive aid relief in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 10 September 2017. Photo: Abir Abdullah/EPA-EFE
Journalists Aye Nai (L) and Lawi Weng (C) and Pyae Phone Aung (front R) leave the courthouse after appearing for a hearing in Hsipaw in Shan State on July 28, 2017. Photo: AFP
Journalists Aye Nai (L) and Lawi Weng speak to journalists from inside a prisoner transport vehicle outside the courthouse in Hsipaw in Shan State on July 28, 2017. Photo: AFP