The European Union and Australia yesterday criticised Burma for its refusal to allow diplomats to visit Aung San Suu Kyi, who remained in her car for a sixth day in a stand-off with police. The opposition leader's doctors warned she was showing signs of dehydration and asked that the military provide her with washing facilities. Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said he was disappointed by Burma's stance. Austrian Foreign Minister and president of the Council of the European Union Wolfgang Schussel said the response was unsatisfactory. The fact that the blockade of Ms Aung San Suu Kyi had gone on for so long was 'unbearable and unacceptable'. They were commenting at the end of the ASEAN meeting in Manila. It was the third day on which delegates had singled out Burma for attack, forcing its Foreign Minister, U Ohn Gyaw, to defend the policies of the ruling junta. At a press conference, Mr Ohn Gyaw was bombarded with questions about Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, human rights and the regional drug trade, which is heavily supplied from opium poppies grown on Burmese territory. The representatives of six non-Association of South-East Asian Nations countries on Tuesday expressed their concern to Mr Ohn Gyaw about the action taken by the military regime to stop Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), meeting supporters outside Rangoon. They proposed that two ambassadors be allowed to visit her to discuss a possible resolution of the impasse, the third in a month but by far the most drawn-out. Mr Ohn Gyaw said he had been informed by Rangoon authorities that they would resolve the situation by various means and the proposed meeting was 'not urgently needed'. This was taken by the parties making the request to mean it had been rejected. Mr Downer said the proposal was 'entirely appropriate' and the ambassadors of the United States, Japan and Australia would make strong representation to the Burmese authorities. A junta spokesman said: 'It is the hope of the Government that [Ms Aung San Suu Kyi] will realise the folly of her uncompromising and belligerent stand. 'More importantly, foreign governments and news agencies should also desist in fanning the fire by refraining from backing the NLD up all the way and all the time and seeing things the NLD leadership sees.'