Lawyers in Australia try to prosecute Aung San Suu Kyi

Australia is hosting leaders from the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations during the 3-day special summit

"Aung San Suu Kyi has complete immunity, including from being served with court documents, because under customary worldwide law, heads of state, heads of government and ministers of foreign affairs are immune from foreign criminal proceedings and are inviolable", Porter told Reuters by email.

Outside Australia's Parliament, Suu Kyi was greeted with a 19-gun salute and an honour guard before her meeting with Turnbull.

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Suu Kyi spoke at length about Rakhine at a conference on Sunday and appealed to Southeast Asian neighbours for help, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

The humanitarian crisis was "comprehensively discussed" at the inaugural Asean-Australia Special Summit, where leaders also discussed flashpoints including the South China Sea and North Korea. Everyone seeks to end the suffering.

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"So our goal is to support a peaceful and speedy resolution of the humanitarian problems - humanitarian disaster, truthfully - that has resulted from the conflict".

However, current chair of the summit and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said ASEAN did not have the authority or the capacity to directly intervene in Myanmar's internal affairs.

However, Ms Pearson felt Ms Suu Kyi had an important role to play. "The Asean summit shouldn't just be an opportunity to dance with dictators, but a chance to publicly press them over horrific human rights abuses across the region".

The Tatmadaw army of Burma stands accused of mass rape, killings and arson against civilians in scores of Muslim villages in the wake of an attack by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on military and police outposts on Aug 25, 2017.

It comes amid ongoing criticism of Ms Suu Kyi over the crisis faced by Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority.

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The United Nations has dubbed the violence a text book case of "ethnic cleansing".

Bangladesh and Myanmar had agreed to send some of the refugees back across the border, but so far only around 8,000 Rohingya have applied to be sent home.

Suu Kyi broke her silence about the Rohingya crisis in a televised address in September, saying her country wasn't "afraid of global scrutiny".

Both leaders were asked if Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was correct in saying that the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar could become a serious security threat for the region.

He fears Islamic State militants could use the atrocities against the Rohingya people as a breeding ground for radicalisation.

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Over the weekend, five prominent Australian lawyers announced they would be taking leave to try and prosecute Suu Kyi for crimes against humanity, however Australia's Attorney General rejected the application claiming that she had immunity from prosecution.

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