UN Envoy Meets Top Generals amid More Arrests by Soldiers
The UN’s special envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, met separately with the junta’s top generals in the remote capital of Naypyidaw on Tuesday in a bid to help solve the current political crisis. On the way back to Rangoon, Gambari held a second meeting with the detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.
In Naypyidaw, nearly 400 km northwest of Rangoon, the former capital, Gambari met Snr-Gen Than Shwe, his deputy, Vice Snr-Gen Maung Aye and the junta’s No. 3 Gen Thura Shwe Mann. Also present was acting Prime Minister Lt-Gen Thein Sein. Details of the meeting were not available.