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Myanmar to Extend Business Visas to a Year

Myanmar plans to extend visas for international investors, experts and workers to six months or one year, said Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population Thein Swe. The minister revealed the plan after MP Myint Lwin for Pazundaung Township constituency brought up the subject at a session of the Lower House held in Nay Pyi […]

Burma Removes Hundreds of Names from Blacklist

RANGOON — The names of some 600 foreign and Burmese nationals were removed from Burma’s blacklist, the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population told The Irrawaddy on Thursday. A move that was pledged by Union minister Thein Swe as part of his ministry’s 100-day plan, led to the removal of 607 names—more than 200 Burmese and 300 […]