Myanmar: Moving Capital

In a surprise move, Myanmar's government announced that it was relocating the country's administrative bodies from Yangon (Rangoon) to a new, administrative capital 320 km to the north in the town of Pyinmana. considers the various explanations, from severing the government from foreign embassies to entrenching the military-led government in a remote, fortified location. Writes Burma Watch.comThis is a prime example of one of those mysterious events which can only come from a brutal regime. No one is really sure of the logic behind the move but one knows it can not be good.”

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