Exploiting a Land of Plenty
Myanmar's leaders sell offshore gas, hydroelectricity, timber, and minerals to China, Thailand, and South Korea, among other countries. Much of the revenue goes to big infrastructure projects, and the people languish. To quash ethnic resistance, especially in resource-rich areas, the army has displaced thousands of villages.
VIRGINIA W. MASON, MARGUERITE B. HUNSIKER, AND MAGGIE SMITH, NGM STAFF; ALLAN CARTOGRAPHY
SOURCES: THAILAND BURMA BORDER CONSORTIUM; UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES; IHS ENERGY