YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A former U.S. secretary of state and exiled Burmese activists are no longer banned from entering Myanmar, officials there say.
The list of those no longer banned, published in English Wednesday and Thursday, is expansive. It includes journalists such as CNN's Dan Rivers and British investigative reporter John Pilger.
Other politicians now allowed to enter the country include Glenys Kinnock, a former minister for Europe.
Burmese nationals taken off the list will now be allowed to return home. That includes Sein Win, chairman of the "government in exile," the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma.
The Irrawaddy newspaper reported 4,000 names remain on the list.
In releasing the list Monday, the state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar said the names were being removed "in accord with the reforming system." In recent months, the former military-run nation has instituted a series of reforms, some of which permitted long-time political activist Suu Kyi to be released from years of house arrest.