Saturday, August 19, 2017

Deputy rector snatches student flag during rally

Students in Mandalay have complained that Mandalay Technological University deputy rector U Tin Lin Maung seized their flag during a mini-demonstration last week.

U Tin Lin Maung grabs a flag during a student protest on January 13. (Mg Zaw/The Myanmar Times)U Tin Lin Maung grabs a flag during a student protest on January 13. (Mg Zaw/The Myanmar Times)

The students – three from MTU and one from Kyaukse Technological University – were protesting against the National Education Law on January 13.

“It was a peaceful protest,” said student union member Ko Yeyint Paing Hmu. “But he followed us in his car and blocked us. The journalists who were there saw how dangerously he was driving.”

The students said they would continue to protest against the law, which was enacted last year, and that there would be more of them next time.

Translation by Thiri Min Htun