Southeast Asian lawmakers plan to gather in Malaysia next month for talks on the situation in Burma.
Malaysian lawmakers say the Association of Southeast Asian Nations workshop is timely, given the recent departure of General Khin Nyunt as Burma's prime minister.
Details of the talks have not been released, although one Malaysian lawmaker has suggested that Burma's suitability to serve as ASEAN chairman in 2006 may be discussed.
ASEAN is made up of Burma, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam. ASEAN members generally follow a policy of not interfering in each other's internal affairs.
Information for this report is provided by AP.