Regional diplomats say Malaysian Foreign Minister Hamid Albar is set to travel to Burma Thursday for his long-awaited trip to check on the country's democratic reforms.
Sources with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations say Hamid will arrive in Burma Thursday and return Friday.
Malaysian officials and Burma's secretive military government have been silent about the trip, though Hamid said Tuesday he hoped to go this week.
ASEAN appointed Hamid last year as a special envoy to visit Burma. Officials in Burma agreed to the trip and a January date was set, but then was postponed by Rangoon
There has been no indication from the Burmese government that Hamid will be allowed to meet detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Burma is under intense international pressure to institute democratic reforms.
Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.