There are hopes of contact soon between Myanmar’s military rulers and the detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The optimism came from the UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari during a six day visit to the country. He said a path to what he calls “substantive dialogue” has begun, saying the sooner talks get underway the better for Myanmar.
This is Gambari’s second visit to the former Burma since the regime ruthlessly crushed a pro-democracy protest led by monks in September. Officials say ten people were killed, but it is thought the figure is much higher.