In a 9 July notice posted on the US Treasury website, Thidar Zaw, 51, was noted as having been removed from the blacklist.
Burma’s lower house passed an emergency proposal denouncing the US for blacklisting Aung Thaung, a prominent member of Burma’s former military regime.
Shortly ahead of President Obama’s trip to Burma, the US Treasury Department has blacklisted a lower house member of parliament, Aung Thaung, who represents the ruling USDP for Taungtha Township.
Burma’s Parliament has prioritised passage of two bills — the Anti-Money Laundering Bill and the Anti-Terrorism Bill – in the lead-up to a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), according to Parliament speaker Thura Shwe Mann.
Two US-based journalists have been blacklisted by the Burmese government after they visited conflict-struck western Arakan state to cover the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
The President’s Office has been pressing concerned government ministries to follow up on trimming their blacklists that ban foreign and Burmese nationals from entering the country