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The National (29/5/98) news

1:)Sultan arrives in Burma

Sultan arrives in Burma

Rangoon- The sultan of Brunei arrived here yesterday for a largely
ceremonial three-day visit, the latest in a series by regional leaders
since Burma joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations last July.
	But his entourage apparently found the state guesthouse laid on by the
ruling junta below the standard expected for their leader and checked him
into a modern hotel, sources said.
	The sultan, accompanied by a 27- strong delegation, which includes 13
members of the royal family, was greeted on arrival at Rangoon's airport
with a 21-gun salute and thousands of schoolchildren shouting out wishes
for his good health and a long life.
	Senior General Than Shwe and other members of (SPDC) were also on hand to
welcome the sultan.
	The visit, his first here, follows a trip to Brunei last month by Than Shwe.
	An advance party from Brunei was unhappy with the accommodation provided
by the government and he is instead to stay at a hotel built with foreign
funds, the sources said.

	-----Agence France-Press ----------------