Royal condolences to Myanmar

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday consented to send a message of condolence to the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, Senior General Than Shwe, on the passing away of the Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, General Soe Win.

In the message, His Majesty, the government and people of Brunei Darussalam expressed their deepest condolences to the government and people of the Union of Myanmar, together with their sympathies to the members of the family of the late General Soe Win.

Myanmar's senior government and junta figures were Sunday joined by foreign diplomats at a state funeral for Soe Win, AFP reported.

The state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper said three days of official mourning, during which the national flag had been flown at half-mast, would end on Sunday.

Ambassadors from most of the foreign embassies were among about 1,000 people who attended the funeral, the official added. - Borneo Bulletin (15th Oct 2007)