The authorities later found out as he was the one who wrote about Senior General Than Shwe and they deported him. He cannot come back here as he’s on black list now…

– A “Myanmar official” quoted in “Than Shwe Biographer deported from Myanmar”, AFP, 25 March 2011.

It is notable, surely, that Benedict Rogers was even granted a tourist visa in the first place. That he was subsequently deported means that he joins a shortlist of foreign journalists and analysts who have met a similar fate.

Related New Mandala coverage is available on Rogers and on a previous case of deportation.