PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Razali Ismail is still hoping to go to Yangon on June 6 for a five-day mission to restart the national reconciliation process.
I am assuming that I am still going, Razali said in a telephone interview here, while declining to elaborate.
He was asked to comment on the military juntas decision to put opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi under temporary arrest after a violent clash between her supporters and a pro-junta group on Friday.
Razali is the special envoy to the UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and his impending visit would be his tenth mission.
He initiated talks between Myamars military junta and Suu Kyi in October, 2000, ending a decades-old political deadlock, but the talks have since stalled.
Razali visited Myanmar last November, but is reported to have been denied a visa since then.
Myanmar has been ruled by the military since 1962. The current junta came to power in 1988 after crushing a pro-democracy uprising.
A UN statement yesterday said that Annan believes the developments underline the urgent need for national reconciliation in Myanmar.
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