March 27th, 2010
02:02 PM ET

CNN correspondent deported from Myanmar

CNN Correspondent Dan Rivers has been deported from Myanmar - again.

The veteran correspondent was in the capital, Naypyidaw, to cover Saturday's Armed Forces Day when authorities ordered him to leave on Friday.

Rivers - who has since returned to his base in Bangkok, Thailand - noted that the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok had issued a valid journalist visa to him.

The correspondent was also deported from the country in 2008, following his news reports in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. At least 140,000 people were killed in the disaster, according to the United Nations.

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  1. hurtmaestro

    there much be more to this story, are you sure he wasn't touching little boys or something illegal like that, im just saying people dont get deported twice in two years for doing nothing.

    March 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. living in reality

    I read the article brief as it was, and didn’t see any reason for his ahhhh, departure. I also would like to know why he went back and was deported a second time. Just what was he doing or did to warrant deportation—twice. Something(s) are not being told, why not? There has never been any truths told about that area since well before 1965, especially by any Medias and the US government. What are they afraid of? Whatever the reasons, they had to be like hurtmaestro offered, illegal. He was lucky they didn't detain him as a spy or criminal and . . .

    March 29, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |