Myanmar Cuts List Of Blacklisted Exiles By One-Third

 @Gooch700 on August 28 2012 12:27 PM
Thein Sein
Myanmar's President, Thein Sein (Reuters) Reuters

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has removed more than 2,000 people from its list of blacklisted exiles, allowing for their possible return to their homeland.

Mizzima, a Burmese news service based in India, reported that about 4,000 such exiles remain prohibited from repatriating.

Reportedly, a significant number of these exiles were activists, journalists and Buddhist monks who had protested against the military government during the so-called ‘Saffron Revolution’ of 2007.

"These relaxations are in line with the country's transformation," a spokesman for Burmese president, Thein Sein, Nay Zin Latt, said, according to the Associated Press

Since forming a nominally civilian government in 2010, Sein has instituted a number of reforms in Burma that have largely been embraced by the west.

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