Anyone planning to join the queue to get a visa to Burma in the coming weeks will want to read this article from over at The Irrawaddy. In the run up to the referendum the reported clampdown on granting visas (particularly to anyone who looks like a journalist) isn’t all that surprising. This is especially so after Adrees Latif won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of the stricken Japanese journalist, Kenji Nagai. As far as I am aware both men were in the country on tourist visas.

Good luck to those joining the queue.