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Burma (Myanmar) (fwd)

Schwieriges Land mit schwieriger Geschichte, die einen sehen es als Markt
fuer Handies, die anderen...

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Vehicles are required to drive on the right side of the road, as in the
United States.  However, over 80 percent of the vehicles in use have the
steering wheel on the right, as in Great Britain, adding a complication to
the dangerous driving situation in Burma.  The speed limit in the area of


Computers, internet, and e-mail: As of September 2000, Internet connections
are illegal except to the government and a few businesses.  It is illegal to
own an unregistered modem in Burma, and tourists have had their laptop
computers taken and held at the airport until their departure.  E-mail is
available at some large hotels.  All e-mails are read by military
intelligence.  It is very expensive to send photographs via e-mail.  One
foreign visitor was presented a bill for $2,000 (U.S.) after transmitting
one photograph via a major hotel's e-mail system.