Burma's Asian neighbors are expressing concern that the ouster of the country's prime minister could harm efforts to bring democracy to the country.
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he will urge Burma's military government to continue efforts at national reconciliation. Thailand has played a crucial role in promoting Burma's recent reform overtures.
Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he hopes Burma's so-called "roadmap" to democracy will not be adversely affected by the political change.
Japan says it will continue to urge Burma to enact political and economic reforms, despite the recent leadership change.
Meanwhile, Indonesia's foreign minister says the ouster of Burma's prime minister further reduces the chances of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi being freed from house arrest anytime soon.
Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.