UN's Ban denied Suu Kyi visit by Myanmar junta
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday his request to meet detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi had been denied by the ruling junta's top general Than Shwe, Reuters reported.
"I'm deeply disappointed," Ban told reporters after his 30-minute meeting with the junta supremo. "I'm very sorry to report to you that this is not possible."
Ban, on a two-day visit to the former Burma, said Than Shwe's reason for the denial was because Suu Kyi was on trial and he did not want to interfere with the judicial process.