Burma's pro-democracy opposition has again called on the country's military government to hold talks.
The National League for Democracy said it recently sent a letter to Burma's military leader, Senior General Than Shwe, urging talks.
The party said such political dialogue is mutually beneficial for both the military government and the opposition, and will start a new chapter in Burma's history.
National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is currently under house arrest. Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra told reporters Thursday that Burma's military government would not tell him when Rangoon would free the Nobel laureate.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.