Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

UN chief in Myanmar to lobby for Suu Kyi's release

UN chief in Myanmar to lobby for Suu Kyi's release

Officials say the U.N. secretary-general has arrived in Myanmar for a two-day mission aimed at winning the release of jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Ban Ki-moon's arrival in Myanmar on Friday comes the same day that Suu Kyi's widely criticized trial resumes.
Officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media said the U.N. chief had landed in Yangon.
Ban was due to meet later in the day with the head of Myanmar's military junta, Senior Gen. Than Shwe.
Ban told reporters before his arrival that he would lobby the junta chief directly for Suu Kyi's release.


Updated : 2021-10-22 03:11 GMT+08:00