August 19, 2016


Nearly 620 people erased from blacklist

A TOTAL of 619 people were removed from the previous government’s blacklist yesterday, said Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe.
At the press conference in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday The Union minister confirmed that there were 248 locals and 371 foreigners who were erased from the blacklist, and that scrutinising is underway to remove further people.
The government gave priority to people connected with politics, it is reported.
U Maung Maung Wan, an 88-generation student living in the USA, was given the green light to return home to Myanmar after negotiations between the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Those accused of disrespecting the government and of committing malpractices in business can also be found on the blacklist.
“Those people blacklisted for malpractices in business and who are wanted by international police will not be removed from the list.” said the Union Minister.
The Ministry also urged Myanmar scholars who are living in foreign countries without permission from the government to fulfil the legal process requirements in order to come back home.
Currently, 15 ministries are working together to scrutinise the list of blacklisted people and to relax regulations.
The moves comes under the 100-day plan and by the permission of the State Counsellor.—GNLM


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