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Nay·pyi·daw

 (nĕ′pyē-dô′, -tô′) or Nay Pyi Taw (-tô′)
The capital of Myanmar (Burma), in the south-central part of the country north of Yangon (Rangoon). Naypyidaw was established as the country's new capital in 2006.
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Summary: Naypyitaw [Myanmar], Sep 3 (ANI): The Myanmar government is planning to extend the visa-on-arrival scheme for Indian and Chinese tourists for one more year, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has said.
Summary: The pressure must come from Naypyitaw's regional and extra-regional partners who maintain deep economic and political ties with the military and the Aun...
He was speaking after an NLD CEC meeting held at Naypyitaw guest house on August 18 in his reply to a question on the party's position on fighting taking place in Pyinoolwin and other places in northern Shan State.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan beat Bahrain by 3-0 in the match of the Asian Under-23 Volleyball Championship played at Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Sunday.
LAHORE -- Pakistan under-23 team crushed Qatar 3-0 in the Asian Men Volleyball Championships in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Saturday, according to the information received from the Pakistan Volleyball Federation.
Win Naing, the chief warden at Rakhine's Sittwe Prison, and a senior prison official in the capital, Naypyitaw, confirmed that the convicted soldiers had not been in prison for some months.
Naypyitaw -- Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis have been freed.
The Philippine men's volleyball team proved its preliminary win over Thailand was no fluke as it dethroned the defending and six-time champion, 27-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, Friday to clinch the gold medal in the 19th ASEAN University Games in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
Bannered by reigning UAAP champion National U, the Philippines made quick work of Indonesia, 25-14, 25-23, 25-13, on Thursday to reach the finals of the 19th Asean University Games volleyball tournament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
Francis also did not mention a recent military crackdown on the Rohingya - described by the UN as a textbook campaign of "ethnic cleansing" - as he delivered a speech to Burma's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other diplomats in the capital, Naypyitaw.
Speaking before officials and diplomats in Naypyitaw on Tuesday (Nov 28) after meeting Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, he said: "The future of Myanmar must be peace, a peace based on respect for the dignity and rights of each member of society, respect for each ethnic group and its identity, respect for the rule of law, and respect for a democratic order that enables each individual and every group -- none excluded -- to offer its legitimate contribution to the common good." He did not, however, mention the Rohingya Muslims.
Suu Kyi spoke to reporters at the end of a meeting of senior officials at an Asia-Europe Meeting, or ASEM, in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw, where the crisis in Rakhine was discussed on the sidelines of official talks.