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UN continues mediation efforts in Myanmar

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UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari is expected to meet with Myanmar military junta chief general Than Shwe according to the United Nations. Earlier, Gambari met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for over an hour. She has been detained for much of the past 18 years – some of that time under house arrest – by the military junta in Myanmar, formerly Burma.

The UN envoy has already met with several Myanmar government ministers including the country’s prime minister. No details of the talks have been made public. The junta’s troops have been deployed to surpress peaceful demonstrations led by Buddhist monks.

Sources say the military has shut down the country’s largest city Yangon making it difficult for protestors to come out onto the streets. Meanwhile, protest against Myanmar’s regime continues to grow in cities around the world.