Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Myanmar

Via the AP: A rare glimpse into the new capital of Myanmar:
Even a calamity the size of Cyclone Nargis hasn't stopped construction in the newly built capital of Naypyitaw (nay-pee-DAW), Senior Gen. Than Shwe's extravagant vanity project. The junta leader and his team of generals have overseen its making since 2005.

Than Shwe's rising Shangri-La of officialdom contrasts starkly with the misery in the rest of the country, one of the poorest and most repressed in the world.
More at the link.
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