Malaysian foreign minister arrives in Myanmar

Malaysian foreign minister arrives in Myanmar
Malaysian foreign minister arrives in Myanmar

Malaysia's foreign minister arrived Thursday in Myanmar as Southeast Asia's envoy to monitor claims of democratic reforms by the country's military rulers, officials said.

Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar planned to stay in Yangon from Thursday to Saturday, accompanied by several senior officials of the Malaysian Foreign Ministry, a Malaysian government statement said.

Syed Hamid's trip as an envoy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was originally scheduled for January, but has been postponed several times by Myanmar's military rulers for various reasons, reports the AP.

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