Military Officials, Cronies Released from US Blacklist

RANGOON — Burma’s former dictator Snr-Gen Than Shwe was among individuals removed from the US Treasury’s blacklist following the lifting of Burma sanctions on Friday. Another 16 senior military officials, including former Vice Snr-Gen Maung Aye, have been removed from the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) List. Apart from senior military officials, military-related businesses […]

Meet Myanmar’s First Cardinal, Charles Bo

The archbishop of Yangon is an advocate for the poor and uneducated in a country of 800,000 Catholics. YANGON, Myanmar — Archbishop Charles Maung Bo had barely wrapped up celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s presence in Myanmar when he got a call from Australia. “I was in Calcutta; my niece phoned me […]