Myanmar coup leader to attend top summit: report

Another day of protests in Myanmar, this time a candlelight vigil for the over 700 people activists say have been killed in the months of turmoil since the military coup.

3,300 people are also said to be in prison, with 20 sentenced to death, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.

Meanwhile, the Nikkei Asia news agency is reporting that the leader of the coup, General Min Aung Hlaing,will attend a major summit of Asian countries in Jakarta this weekend to discuss the crisis.

Reuters has not confirmed the move, but Myanmar's military has shown little willingness in the past to engage with its neighbors over it. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which is hosting the summit, has ten members including Myanmar -- and they're all split over how to guide Myanmar out of the unrest.

Diplomatic sources tell Reuters that the United Nations special envoy for Myanmar is flying out to Jakarta ahead of the summit, but they were doubtful that the general would appear in person or meet with the U.N.