Tuesday, October 2, 2007

5:16 PM

Ko Hla: Australia has rejected Myanmar's nomination of an army general as envoy to Canberra in response to the crackdown on Buddhist monks and pro-democracy supporters in the country, the Australian government said on Tuesday. Brigadier-General Thura U Thet Oo Maung, a former member of the Myanmar Army Command, was nominated several months ago to fill the vacant ambassador position at the heavily protected mission near Australia's parliament.