De facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been conspicuously quiet about the violence in Rakhine State.
Armed conflict is unlikely but New Delhi and Beijing won’t reach an accord anytime soon.
The ongoing siege in the Philippines highlights the region’s deeper counterterrorism problems.
Opposition candidates hope to capitalise on voter discontent come Monday’s election.
The US is re-engaging with South East Asia but China may already have greater influence.