The special Indonesian envoy, former Foreign Minister Ali Alatas seeking the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left Burma on Wednesday (9/24) with no indication when the detained pro-democracy leader will be released.
The following day Thai foreign minister made a one-day trip to Rangoon to discuss the same subject. Thai foreign ministry spokesman said they expect "positive steps" in the very near future on calls to release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Kofi Anan is sending top envoy Razali Ismail to Burma on Tuesday (9/30) to discuss reviving the stalled national reconciliation process and seek the immediate release of the pro-democracy leader.
Zo Tum Hmung, ex-president of Chin Freedom Coalition believes Indonesian envoy's mission is more significant than Thai foreign minister's visit because he was personally sent by Indonesian president Megawati Sukarnoputri, an ardent supporter of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
U Nyunt Than of Burma-America Democratic Alliance welcomed the latest diplomatic efforts by ASEAN members. U Mg Mg Latt, secretary of Members of Parliament Union urged international community to exert more pressure on Burma.