Burma's army has offered to meet with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi if she stops demanding economic sanctions, the Times reports. A general proposed the meeting this week to UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who has met with Ms. Suu Kyi on his 4-day trip. Gambari plans to tell the UN Security Council about this diplomatic inroad at a meeting tomorrow.
A week after crushing pro-democracy marches, the junta also released a Burmese woman and 3 UN staff — but admitted to holding more than 2,000 protesters. Some analysts estimate the arrest count at several thousand higher. “The Government ordered people not to gather as a precaution, but people gathered anyway,” said a state news show. “They were arrested according to the law.”