The Burmese government orders the cancellation of the Dagon City real estate projects due to public concerns about their proximity to Shwedagon Pagoda.
The under-pressure developers of a controversial housing and commercial district in Rangoon say the government supports continuing the project.
A planned proposal in the lower house could see the government urged to block the Dagon City 1 development abutting Rangoon’s historic Shwedagon pagoda.
At least three officers serving the Dagon Seikkan Central Police Station were allegedly killed this morning, as Yangon’s resistance groups staged a visible return to operations following a month-long lull in attacks. “I heard two loud explosions at first and then came about 20 gunshots, including single shots and rounds from automatic rifles. I pray …
Burma’s most iconic Buddhist monument, Shwedagon Pagoda, has a fund of nearly 70 billion kyat (US$52 million) sitting in a bank account, earning yearly interest of up to 4bn kyat.
Hundreds of football-mad Burmese fans were able to catch a glimpse of this year’s Premier League champions during a brief stopover in Rangoon that included a visit to the city’s famed Shwedagon Pagoda.