Strange case of the condo & shopping center being built at the foot of Shwedagon Pagoda

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(Source: Dagon 1 website image)

Project website and video
Imagine a Reality Where the Skyline Blends with Innate Spirituality;
This is Dagon City 1, where luxury, opportunity and international living coexist with absolute tranquility exclusive to Yangon.

Ma Ba Tha Threatens Nationwide Protests Against Shwedagon Highrise Projects – The Irrawaddy, June 12, 2015
Leading members of the Buddhist nationalist organization Ma Ba Tha have entered the fray in the debate over five controversial construction projects near Shwedagon Pagoda, threatening nationwide protests if the government refuses to cancel the developments…

Saving the Spirit of Shwedagon – The Irrawaddy, May 19, 2015

Dagon City ‘Will Resume’, Amid Calls for Planning Overhaul – The Irrawaddy, February 13, 2015
…“I can’t think of anything more important to heritage conservation in Yangon [Rangoon] than the protection of Shwedagon and views of Shwedagon, For millions of people, it’s a priceless asset. With so much unused land in Yangon and so many other potential sites for medium and high-rise developments, I really don’t see why there should be any development, especially one that would be over 62 feet, within the Shwedagon area,” Thant Myint-U said…

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