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Nobel laureate and 1990 election winner with the Democratic Front Suu Kyi has been held under house arrest for eleven of the last seventeen years by the ruling generals. They must count their blessings for not having any oil.

Myanmar's 'seat of kings'
By Veronica Pedrosa in Naypidaw, Myanmar

Situated 400km inland from the old capital,
Naypidaw is emerging from the Myanmar jungle
As our small plane descended over the jungle of central Myanmar, we strained to get a good view of the country's mysterious new capital, Naypidaw.

Our crew was the first foreign reporters to be taken there by Myanmar officials. Until then only glimpses of Naypidaw had emerged.

Two local journalists were reportedly jailed for photographing government buildings without permission this year.

In March Myanmar's state television had shown a brief glimpse of the city during a report on Senior General Than Shwe, the country's ruler, inspecting troops on Armed Forces day.

Other than that, little has been seen of the city by the outside world.

For the complete article: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exer...5DB15BFE67.htm
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Our Neocon attack study group is really really working hard on plans to affect change in there. There seems to be some resistance in their sister organization, the Corporate attack study group, which apparently downplays the alleged human rights abuses, based on their analysis of Burma's net worth in natural resources. Halliburton and Blackwater haven't been returning their calls, either.
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