Write on Friday, 13 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
Student protester Ma Yi Mon Mon Aung (C) talks to media as her parents stand beside after she is released from Tharyarwaddy district administrative office in Bago division, Myanmar, March 12, 2015. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Student protester Ma Yi Mon Mon Aung (C) talks to media as her parents stand beside after she is released from Tharyarwaddy district administrative office in Bago division, Myanmar, March 12, 2015. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Seventeen students arrested during the police crackdown in Letpadan were released from Thayawady Prison on March 12 after they signed a pledge not to violate the Article 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Processions Law, Ma Yi Mo Mo Aung, a third-year student from the University of East Yangon, who was released on March 12, told Mizzima.

Write on Thursday, 12 March 2015 Published in World
Police crack down on the students protest in Letpadan, Bago Region, Myanmar, March 10, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Police crack down on the students protest in Letpadan, Bago Region, Myanmar, March 10, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

Burma Campaign UK is calling on the British government, European Union, USA and other donors to conduct a full review of all their direct and indirect assistance to the government of Myanmar, to ensure that international aid is not being used to modernise and improve the institutions of an authoritarian regime, instead of assisting a genuine transition to democracy.

Write on Thursday, 12 March 2015 Published in Regional
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Myanmar protesters outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2015. Photo:  melissa goh/Twitter

Myanmar Buddhist activists staged a protest alongside Rohingya Muslims in Kuala Lumpur, calling for an immediate end to the violent crackdown against student protesters in Myanmar, reports Channel News Asia on March 11.

Write on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
Policemen holding shields as they block the road in front of Yangon City Hall after a crackdown on a students' protest demanding an amendment to National Education Bill in Yangon, Myanmar, March 5, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Policemen holding shields as they block the road in front of Yangon City Hall after a crackdown on a students' protest demanding an amendment to National Education Bill in Yangon, Myanmar, March 5, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Myanmar state media has announced an inquiry into a Yangon protest crackdown, the first of two recent violent confrontations with student demonstrators, which sparked international alarm and raised fears of a return to junta-era repression.

Write on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 Published in Myanmar
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Two student protesters are dragged by members of a pro-government paramilitary group, the so-called Swan-Arr-Shin in Myanmar, during a crackdown on a students' protest which demands amendments to the National Education Bill in Yangon, Myanmar, March 5, 2015. Photo: Lamin Tun/EPA

Plain clothes police officers are closely monitoring university students protesting the National Education Bill in Moulmein, Mon State, reports Burma News International on March 10.