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Suu Kyi release likely

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to be released from house arrest in time to join constitutional talks with the military government next month, a top Asian diplomat said yesterday.

Myanmar embassy in KL torched

Three Myanmar refugee seekers set fire to their embassy in Jalan Ru, Ampang, after assaulting a diplomat and a guard on Wednesday.

UN envoy in fresh effort to free Suu Kyi

B>YANGON:/BA UN rights envoy met Myanmar government officials yesterday, kicking off a week-long bid to persuade the military junta to free democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and address its much-criticised rights record.

PM: Hard to get Muslims to unite

Malaysia is not 'too ambitious' about the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) because it knows how difficult it is to get the 50 over countries and for the 1.3 billion Muslims worldwide to unite, said Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Myanmar urged to clarify Suu Kyi’s fate

Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri has urged Myanmar to spell out what it will do with detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a newspaper reported yesterday.

Indon envoy hopes to meet Suu Kyi

Indonesian special envoy Ali Alatas went into meetings with Myanmar's military government yesterday sounding less certain that he would meet detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she recovered from surgery.

Exiles: Eight killed and 94 missing in Myanmar clash

B>BANGKOK:/BA Thailand-based group of political exiles from Myanmar said yesterday eight people were killed on May 30 in a clash between a pro-junta group and supporters of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar putting Asean in a spot, says Dr Mahathir

Myanmar is putting Asean in a dilemma by further delaying the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday.

Syed Hamid: Vital for Asean to know Myanmar situation

Malaysia has impressed on the need for Myanmar to explain recent events to its Asean counterparts to allow the movement to explain the situation in a more credible manner.

Suu Kyi's well, says Razali

B>YANGON:/BDetained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in good spirits and top military leaders have given assurances she will be freed as soon as possible, United Nations envoy Tan Sri Razali Ismail said yesterday.