Burma’s capital: a super-sized slice of post-apocalypse suburbia

Driving through Naypyidaw, the purpose-built capital of Burma, it could be easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of south-east Asia’s poorest countries. On either side of the street, a seemingly endless series of giant detached buildings, villa-style hotels and shopping malls look like they have fallen from the sky, all painted […]

UK invites Myanmar’s cooperation in fighting illegal wildlife trade

YANGON—The UK government has invited the Myanmar government to attend an international conference on the illegal wildlife trade to be held in London in February. “The UK hopes that H.E. President Thein Sein’s government will be represented in London,” the British Embassy said today. The conference, to be hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron […]