According to ABC, the visit of UN special envoy Mr Gambari was unsuccessful in making progress in negotiations between opposition groups and the junta:
…he failed to meet with either the NLD’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, or General Than Shwe, Burma’s chief military leader.
Meanwhile The Independent reports that:
Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi believe the imprisoned Burmese democracy leader
may have launched a hunger strike over the military regime’s refusal to hold
talks about democratic reforms.