|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.