Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NLD-affiliated school forced to move

Wednesday, 16 February 2011 21:37 Myo Thant

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The Bayda Institute in Tamwe Township in Rangoon Division, an education group associated with the social networking program supported by Aung San San Kyi, is moving to Sanchaung Township, according to principal Myo Yan Naung Thein.

Earlier, the school was asked by its landlord to move, after the landlord was presured by the authorities.

The principal of the school said such difficulties would not make them discouraged.

‘We opened the school with a good spirit’, said Myo Yan Naung Thein. ‘Our students are determined. So, we are not downhearted. Difficulties cannot stop us’, he told Mizzima.

On February 8, the authorities threatened the landlord by saying that her room would be sealed if the Bayda Institute, which it claimed was carrying out political work, did not relocate.

After her release from house arrest, Suu Kyi announced a National League for Democracy project to form social networking organisations across the country, called the Nation Youth Network, to be headed by 88-Generation leader Myo Yannaung Thein. Many people and groups expressed interest.

The Bayda Institute is one of 104 groups in the social network group, which was formed on January 6. The institute offers two-week training courses in Social Science, Global Conflicts, South East Asia Studies and Basic English and has offered the training courses since November 2010,

It has provided courses in in Yedashe, Pathein, Magway, Shwebo, Mandalay in Pegu, Myo Yan Naung Thein said.

He said the school is simply conducting education courses and it is not trying to disturb the authorities.

The opening ceremony of a training course will be held at No. 4/B, Sanchaung Seven Street in Sanchaung Township on Monday.

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