Parliamentarians from seven members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN hope to make a fact finding mission to Burma soon.
Malaysian lawmaker Lim Kit Siang says ASEAN's Inter-Parliamentary Caucus is writing to get permission from the Burmese government for a visit sometime in March.
The group hopes to meet with members of Burma's ruling military junta, as well as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Members of ASEAN are increasingly concerned about the situation in Burma as the country is scheduled to take over the chairmanship of ASEAN in 2006. Mr. Lim says the parliamentarians agreed that unless there is meaningful democratization in Burma, the country is not qualified to assume the post.