Malaysia's foreign minister says he hopes to travel to Burma to evaluate the pace of political reform and visit opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest by Burma's military government.
Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar told the Reuters news agency that Burma's leaders have asked the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to assure the world they are committed to a road-map to democracy, and he wants to be able to see if they are really moving toward political reconciliation.
He said Burma's government would have to agree to any visit, but he urged the military leaders to allow an ASEAN visit, which he said could be a "very positive contribution."
Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained by Burma's military government since 1993.
Information for this report is provided by Reuters.