A visa blacklist still bars hundreds of people from entering Burma. The government must be more transparent about the roster and its justification, Burma Campaign UK’s Mark Farmaner writes.
The incident appears to have prodded the NLD to follow through on a promise to remove names from a no-entry list targeting both Burmese and foreign nationals.
In a 9 July notice posted on the US Treasury website, Thidar Zaw, 51, was noted as having been removed from the blacklist.
Burma’s lower house passed an emergency proposal denouncing the US for blacklisting Aung Thaung, a prominent member of Burma’s former military regime.
Sugarcane farmers in Naypyidaw’s Lewe Township say they face substantial losses in a local venture with a military-owned sugar refinery that is losing business and cancelling orders with them.
Burma’s Parliament has prioritised passage of two bills — the Anti-Money Laundering Bill and the Anti-Terrorism Bill – in the lead-up to a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force…