Burmese Reforms

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The Burmese government has done itself another favor by releasing 514 political prisoners in a move aimed at heading-off any embarrassment caused by their unwarranted incarceration during a visit to the United States by President Thein Sein next week.

Their release should be a cause for relief but hardly a celebration, even though the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) thinks this could be the last of their ilk still languishing behind bars.

Read more in The Diplomat.

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