Malaysia says Burma's democratic reforms will be credible only if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is released from house arrest.
Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid told reporters today (Monday) that Burma should heed world opinion and free the Nobel peace laureate to help national reconciliation and boost the ruling party's credibility.
He added that Burma's ruling generals should take another look at their so-called roadmap to democracy so it will have credibility with the international community.
Aung San Suu Kyi has spent most of the past 15 years under house arrest in Rangoon.
Her National League for Democracy party said last week that Burma's rulers would extend her isolation until at least November 27th of next year.
Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.