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Myanmar: see NaypyidawNaypyidaw
or Naypyitaw
, capital city of Myanmar and union territory (2009 est. pop. 925,000), 2,724 sq mi (7,054 sq km), in the S central part of the country.
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The setting for Obama's visit with Suu Kyi was a stark change from Naypyitaw, where Obama met with Thein Sein and attended two east Asian regional summits.
The opening ceremony was held at the convention center in Naypyitaw.
Japan wants to maintain sound relations with Myanmar even if there was a change of its government," Aso said at a news conference in Naypyitaw.
By 9pm, the NLD was claiming victory in 13 constituencies, including two in the capital, Naypyitaw.
Election Commission Chairman Tin Aye told Aung San Suu Kyi recently at a meeting in the capital, Naypyitaw, that the commission would do its best to ensure a free and fair vote in the upcoming by-elections.
There were no reports on casualties in Yangon and Naypyitaw, Myanmars former and current capitals, respectively.
Police patrolled roads and legislators traveled in luxury cars to the assemblies in Naypyitaw -- the sprawling capital built from scratch just four years ago -- where the military rulers of the former Burma have isolated themselves some 320 kilometers from the biggest city and former capital, Yangon.
The regime in Naypyitaw (which, by the way, has been Burma's capital since November 6, 2005), in fact, draws its inspiration from China and North Korea in the art of governance.
Burma's leaders have long feared an invasion by the United States, a concern that some analysts believe prompted the junta's abrupt decision in 2005 to move the country's capital from Rangoon to the remote city of Naypyitaw, which is equipped with bunkers.
A government official said the explosion took place in a bathroom at the railway station in Naypyitaw, 400km from Yangon, at 4.
Lashio, where the conference was held, is 240 miles north of Naypyitaw, the secure, isolated city carved out of the jungle where Than Shwe moved the capital in 2005.
Ibrahim Gambari headed straight for capital Naypyitaw, where the generals are holed up.