Press Esc to close
Saturday 27 August 2016
News updated at 1:24 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.7°C
Min : 19.9°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Suu Kyi sons taken off blacklist

Yangon: Aug 31 , 2012 AFP

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright and Aung San Suu Kyi’s two sons are among hundreds of people who have been removed from Myanmar’s entry blacklist, according to the presidential office.


Others who are no longer banned by the regime include several Western journalists such as award-winning BBC correspondent Sue Lloyd-Roberts, as well as American John Yettaw, who was briefly jailed for swimming to Suu Kyi’s home. Myanmar said on Tuesday that it had taken about 2,000 people off the immigration blacklist, but about 4,000 remained.


Several million people fled the country to escape the corrupted economy and political repression under army rule, which ended last year, leaving a shortage of professionals to help manage economic and political change.


Since taking office last year, President Thein Sein has overseen a number of dramatic changes such as the release of hundreds of political prisoners and Suu Kyi’s election to parliament.


Thein Sein’s office said Suu Kyi’s sons Kim and Alexander Aris had been removed from the blacklist. Kim had already been allowed to visit Myanmar twice to see his mother since her release from years of house arrest in late 2010.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A view floods at the banks of Ganga River at Daraganj area in Allahabad on Friday...

A view floods at the banks of Ganga River at Daraganj area in Allahabad on Friday...

An ariel view of Mysuru Palace on Friday...

An ariel view of Mysuru Palace on Friday...

Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh and Regional Director Alok Srivastav launching Gionee phone...

Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh and Regional Director Alok Srivastav launching Gionee phone...

Citizens hold placards and raise slogans to protest against the killing of civilians...

Citizens hold placards and raise slogans to protest against the killing of civilians...

A boy and a dog enjoy the shower after a BMC pipeline burst...

A boy and a dog enjoy the shower after a BMC pipeline burst...

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy accompanied by his cabinet colleagues pays floral tribute...

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy accompanied by his cabinet colleagues pays floral tribute...

First Batch of 6 elephants arrives to Mysuru Palace ahead of Dasara celebrations at Mysuru...

First Batch of 6 elephants arrives to Mysuru Palace ahead of Dasara celebrations at Mysuru...

Shramjeevi sanghatana tribal community protest against BJP goverment's Maharashtra Protection...

Shramjeevi sanghatana tribal community protest against BJP goverment's Maharashtra Protection...

Digital Playground at Arge Helios apartments, Hennur Bagalur Road...

Digital Playground at Arge Helios apartments, Hennur Bagalur Road...

Children dressed Radha Krishna on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations...

Children dressed Radha Krishna on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523