Friday, August 14, 2009

US Senator Webb arrives in Burma for talks

US Senator Webb and his wife; Senior General Than Shwe (Burmese dictator) (AP).

Colum Lynch & William Branigin (Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2009)
Sen. James Webb (Democrat, Virginia) arrived in Burma today to meet with the country's senior officials, including [dictator] General Than Shwe, the reclusive leader of the ruling military junta. Upon his arrival from Laos as part of a tour of Southeast Asia, Webb traveled to Burma's remote new capital, Naypyidaw, where he is scheduled to see Than Shwe over the weekend. More>>

Protester holds placard during demonstration in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Aug. 12, 2009 (AP/Lai Seng Sin).