Asia Pacific Myanmar, once a pariah, pardons prisoners ahead of regional summit

Over 3,000 prisoners were released Tuesday, the latest in a series of gestures by a reformist government that has opened the doors to Western investment and political engagement. President Obama is due to attend a regional summit next month.

By , Staff writer

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Myanmar's government pardoned 3,073 prisoners on Tuesday in the latest show of political reform in Southeast Asia's poorest country.