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Social networking group linked with Suu Kyi asked to move


Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The BAYDA Institute in Tamwe Township in Rangoon Division, an education group associated with the social networking program supported by Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San San Kyi, has been asked to leave its location, according to the principal of the institute.

The landlord informed the principle of the institute on February 8 that she had been threatened by the authorities, and he would have to vacant the premises located at Seitta Thukha Street, No. 23.

‘The landlord gave us an eviction notice and said we were doing  ‘political movement’ work here. She cried and requested us to vacate otherwise she said her room would be sealed by the authorities. She said the authorities threatened her’, principle Myo Yannaung Thein told Mizzima.

‘Her husband is a sailor and her father-in-law and mother-in-law are retired school teachers. She requested us not to ruin their lives’, he said. He said the landlord did not disclose who had threatened her, but he speculated that it was  likely the Tamwe Township authorities.

After Suu Kyi announced a National League for Democracy plan to form social networking organisations across the country, called the ‘Nation Youth Network’, led by 88-Generation leader Myo Yannaung Thein, many people and groups have expressed interest.

The BAYDA Institute is one of 104 groups in the social network group, which was formed on January 6, sources said.

The Institute offers two-week training courses in Social Science, Global Conflicts, South East Asia Studies and Basic English.

Recently, at a ceremony on February 4, which concluded a course, NLD Vice Chairman Tin Oo attended and presented a message from Suu Kyi.

The Institute has provided short training courses since November 2010. The first training course was an introduction to international relations. About 100 people have enrolled in the courses.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 12 February 2011 10:26 )  

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