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Burma: A dark day for free speech as dozens expelled for university protest

YADANABON University in Mandalay, Burma has expelled 14 of its students over their role in a campus protest for a bigger education budget, the first student rally since Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian administration took power in 2016. The expulsion followed their brief detainment by the police for organising a four-day rally at Yadanabon University, which drew a crowd of about 100 students including those from nearby Meiktila, Sagaing, Monywa, Kyaukse, Mohnyin and Pathein. “We… were given a letter saying that we were expelled for breaking regulations,” law student Kyaw Thiha Ye Kyan told AFP. SEE ALSO: Burma: Yangon launches bus network to serve millions “Our demands are not for us… but for all students and all educational staff around Myanmar,” the 22-year-old added. Yet another way that ASSK's #Myanmar looks like the Myanmar of old: cracking down on student activists. https://t.co/cmtbR9Sp2d — Matthew Bugher (@bughermk1) January 28, 2018 The Irrawaddy...

 

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