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Naypyidaw attracts overseas consulates to Goovt
Though Burma relocated its capitol from Rangoon to Naypyidaw in 2005, overseas consulates were not prepared to move to the new town. Over 40 nations, among them China, the USA, Great Britain and India, still host their former states. Most of the employees of the Embassy still seem to like Rangoon's transport, chaotic and cultural crucible (now formally known as Yangon) with its colorful marketplaces, colorful rural architectural styles and bustling pavements of kiosks, tea rooms and bustling streets.
In contrast, Naypyidaw - the residence of kings - is an extensive spirit-village, a specific idiosyncrasy that has become an epithet for tedium and red tape. Local Naypyidaw officers have designed a" Diplomacy Living Zone" for ambassadors and their family in a prosperous area in the south of the capital, behind the Junction Center Mall, near the Capital Hypermarket and the Royal Myanmar Golf Club.
Naypyidaw community also says it will rent five hectares of property to overseas missions. Myo Aung, the Naypyidaw community committee's standing counsel, says each piece of real estate is rented for 50 years for $500,000 per acres. "Some of the messages want to trade their current land[in Rangoon] for new property in Naypyidaw.
Instead, we told the foreign ministries to contact them. Over ten states are currently discussing the relocation of their foreign offices to the German capitol, but so far only two of them have concluded leases: Aung added that the U.S. Embassy is among those who have suggested that their Rangoon property be exchanged for a Naypyidaw property.
It also said that several embassies had asked issues about healthcare and educational institutions in Naypyidaw.
are being charged in Naypyidaw.
Burma's policemen said on Saturday they are getting ready to prosecute reporters working for the Turkish state television station TRT, their native translator and chauffeur for illegally importing a UAV into the state. Meanwhile, the policemen expected judicial approval to detain the four for up to 15 working hours, as they were getting ready to face charges under § 8 of the Export and Import Act.
Newsmen - Lau Hon Meng from Singapore and Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia - as well as her translator Aung Naing Soe and rider Hla Tin have been imprisoned since Friday in the capitol Naypyitaw for droning near the parliament. This is taking place amid the tensions between Turkey and Burma over the Rohingya war.
At the beginning of September, President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said the Rohingya's murder was a "genocide" of Moslem community in the area, which Burma disputes. Over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have escaped from predominantly Buddhist Burma to neighboring Bangladesh since the police reacted to the Rohingya fighters' raids on August 25.
Burma's spokesperson Colonel Myo Thu Soe said Reuters that the reporters "illegally brought in the drone" and all four were indicted under the export and import law. "We' re going to the courthouse to get the charges, we' re going to get them today," said Comm. Tun Tun Win.
Said the detention will take up to 15 working day, but cops are expected to charge them within 10 workdays. This year, several Burmese reporters were detained, prompting right-wing groups to issue a warning that the profits made in media freedoms since the end of junta's reign could be undone under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's political leadership.
While the two international reporters are being held at the No. 1 policestation in Naypyidaw, the two Myanmar citizens have been taken to a jail in the near-by city of Pyinmana. Friday afternoon, about 25 policemen raided the home of Burma translator Aung Naing Soe, a well-known local journalist, confiscating his computer keys and searched his papers.
Burma's state television station MRTV said the Foreign Ministry had notified the Singapore and Malaysia missions.