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What is a name? The US begins to use Myanmar and Burma.
Gradually, US administrations have declined to recognise the name changes made by the country's army leaders in the latter eighties. For years, the United States has consciously called the 60 million people's nations Burma in order not to give legitimate status to army governmen. However, in a blink on President Thein Sein's policy reform, the White House has admitted that it now uses the name Myanmar more often than before.
"We have reacted by extending our commitment with the administration, loosening a number of penalties and using the name Myanmar more often as a polite gesture in appropriate environments," said White House spokesperson Jay Carney. On Monday, Thein Sein visited the Oval Office with US President Barack Obama on the first trip of a Myanmar or Burma to the White House in 47 years.
Barack Obama used the name Myanmar, not Burma, during his commentary to newsmen. "Burma has implemented a series of beneficial reform measures, such as the release of over 850 detainees, the relaxation of press constraints and the provision of free expression, gathering and movement," Carney said. Obama called on the US presidency to take action to stop the violent attacks on Muslims in his own countries and to push ahead with economical and politic-reform.
Myanmar keeps classified information about blacklists
There is a wide range of political figures, reporters, helpers and celebreties. Tuesday's movement is seen as the military's latest military-reneformist choice - supported, but civilian-led, state. Deductions of 1,147 name were published by the federal administration on President Thein Sein's website on Thursday.
Approximately one-third of the overall shortlist is made up of approved designations. Burma's authorities have not yet announced their intent to release the 4,000 leftovers. The effectiveness of the black book will remain to be seen. Several of the above mentioned reporters and other prominent personalities have traveled to Burma while their prohibition was allegedly still in force.
Also, the lists seem to be irregular and disordered, with recurring name and spelling errors. Some of the foreign posts now allow the whole McGill University to attend Burma after being banned. Burma's government's ruling was heralded by the official press as a "green light" for the exile returns of a thousand Bureaus in exile.
The question of whether celebrity exile campaigners will be able to come back, has been found by analysts to be a more accurate one.