Monday, October 1, 2007

UN Envoy in Myanmar

Maybe the Junta will give his some free samples from one of their many drug operations.

UN envoy back in Myanmar capital for junta talks: Official

UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari who met Myanmar's detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi over the weekend has returned to the nation's remote capital for expected talks with the junta leader, a UN official said on Monday.

Gambari met with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi for more than an hour on Sunday, and later that night flew to the administrative capital Naypyidaw in central Myanmar, the official said.

"He flew back to Naypyidaw yesterday evening," the UN official said. Gambari hopes to meet with the regime's reclusive leader Than Shwe, after holding talks with other senior officials on Saturday.

Gambari was dispatched by UN chief Ban Ki-moon to intervene after the regime unleashed a military campaign to stop anti-government demonstrations several days ago, leaving at least 13 dead and hundreds arrested.

The four days of repression, which has seen live rounds, baton charges and tear gas used against monks, protesters and civilians alike, succeeded in largely shutting down the demonstrations over the weekend.

Gambari arrived in Myanmar Saturday and travelled to the remote official capital of Naypyidaw for talks with senior leaders where he was expected to convey worldwide outrage over the violence.