Write on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
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A student shouts slogans as he holds up a Buddhist alm bowl during a march on the road at Letpadan, Bago division, Myanmar, March 3, 2015. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

More than 100 monks and student protesters in Myanmar began a hunger strike over education reform March 3 as police blocked their march to the commercial capital Yangon.

Write on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
Police block the protesting students in Letpadan, Bago division on March 3, 2015. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima
Police block the protesting students in Letpadan, Bago division on March 3, 2015. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima

Letpadan - Protesting students, blocked by truckloads of police, claim they will continue their march to Yangon, according to student leaders speaking in a press conference at the site on March 2.

Write on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 Published in Myanmar
Four-party talks between the government, students, parliamentarians and the NNER over the National Education Law underway at Yangon Region Parliament headquarters on February 11, 2015. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima
Upper House to discuss amendments to the controversial National Education Law. Four-party talks between the government, students, parliamentarians and the National Network for Education Reform over the National Education Law underway at Yangon Region Parliament headquarters on February 11, 2015. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima

Upper House Speaker U Khin Aung Myint announced February 24 that discussions on the bill of amendment to the National Education Law with stakeholders will be held from March 5 to 15 at the Upper House’s conference room.

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Union Election Commission chairperson U Tin Aye speaks to the media during an earlier meeting, this time between the UEC and political parties at Park Royal Hotel in Yangon on February 18, 2015. Photo: UEC
Union Election Commission chairperson U Tin Aye speaks to the media during an earlier meeting, this time between the UEC and political parties at Park Royal Hotel in Yangon on February 18, 2015. Photo: UEC

The Union Election Commission has advised the United Nationalities Alliance to avoid confrontation with the government over the student march calling for amendments to the National Education Law.

Write on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 Published in Myanmar
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 Students' column reaching Pyay Myo on road to Yangon on February 10, 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

Nay Pyi Taw – The Deputy Minister for Home Affairs told media on February 17 that legal action will be taken against those who breach the agreement of the four-party talks with students over amending the National Education Law.