US senator to meet Burma’s junta chief
RANGOON: US Senator Jim Webb, the first member of Congress to visit Burma (called Myanmar by its military government) in more than a decade, arrived in the militaryruled country’s capital yesterday to meet authorities, officials said.
The visit follows Tuesday’s sentencing of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to another 18 months under house arrest. An American citizen received a sentence of seven years of hard labour at the same trial.
Webb was scheduled to meet Prime Minister General Thein Sein yesterday and Than Shwe today, officials said, making him the first senior US official to meet the junta leader. – Sapa-AP