Yangon's Colonial Heritage Under Threat

Despite the efforts of a wide range of international and local supporters seeking to save them, the irreplaceable colonial buildings that make up much of the center of Rangoon appear to be facing increasing threat. Two colonial buildings in Burma’s former capital – also known as Yangon -- the 101-year-old High Court and the Police Commissioner’s Office, are up for sale to a consortium of Chinese and local developers despite the imposition in June of a 50-year moratorium on the demolition of buildings older than 50 years.

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