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Myanmar trims 2,082 names off its blacklist

Myanmar trims 2,082 names off its blacklist

Myanmar's government has trimmed 2,082 names from its notorious blacklist. The move opens traveling privileges to roughly a third of the people officially barred from entering or leaving the country.
It is the latest sign of change as President Thein Sein's government implements reforms after decades of harsh military rule.
State media reported Tuesday that the government had removed 2,082 names from its 6,165-person blacklist _ meaning Myanmar's blacklist now targets 4,083 people.
Presidential spokesman Nay Zin Latt said that "these relaxations are in line with the country's transformation."
Neither the spokesman nor the news reports gave details about the blacklist, which has included journalists, critics and a wide range of people that the former military junta deemed a threat to national security.


Updated : 2021-06-13 03:46 GMT+08:00