Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar must learn the lessons from the past and write a new history for the country.
Expectations are high on what she will say at the meeting in Vientiane, Laos, but some are advising her to take this moment to get acquainted with ASEAN's processes first.
The Chief Minister of Yangon Region is striving to develop Myanmar's largest city into one with modern systems and standards in place.
The protest on Sunday is one of many which the nationalists, who say they fear the Rohingyas will be encouraged to take over Rakhine state, have threatened to continue to organise if the government does not change their terminology.
Analysts Channel NewsAsia spoke with commended Aung San Suu Kyi's government for its efforts to improve law and order and security, but some say it has fallen short in other areas.
Change was what Myanmar citizens voted for when they overwhelmingly supported Aung San Suu Kyi as the new leader for the country in the general elections last November. Channel NewsAsia finds out what changes Ms Suu Kyi and her team have brought to the people so far.
Some civil organisations in Myanmar believe the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is an opportune time to encourage citizens to discuss and participate in inter-religious programmes.
Some hope by learning more about Islam, they might be able to promote better understanding and counter extremist views.
Female activists, civil organisations and the government seek an end to a trend which saw more than 100 sexual assault cases in armed conflict areas between 2011 and 2013.
Myanmar needs to make up for lost time and develop not just its policies but the team leading the country, to bring it forward in a united way, says Prime Minister Lee.