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NLD classes on political science successfully completed

New Delhi (Mizzima) – A one-week series of political science classes for members of the Burmese National League for Democracy (NLD) were successfully completed on Thursday.
Senior NLD leaders Win Tin, left, and Secretary-General Aung San Suu Kyi at a ceremony for the first journalism training class offered by the NLD at headquarters in Rangoon. Photo: MizzimaThe classes were conducted from July 22 to July 28, without incident, NLD spokesman Ohn Kyaing told Mizzima.
“The classes were completed successfully in accordance with our plan. No obstacles were encountered,” he said.
The classes were taught by Dr. Brendam Howe and Dr. Mathias Maas from Ewha Woman’s University in the Republic of Korea. More than 70 students attended.
“The classes were conducted in the form of a workshop so the students were very interested in the subjects. They solved problems and prepared papers,” Ohn Kyaing said.
Subjects included Human Security and Human Development, State Security and State Development, the Art of Negotiation, Negotiation Processes and Introduction to International Relations. NLD member Win Htein, who was in charge of the classes, Dr. Myo Aung and Myo Yan Naung Thein served as translators.
On Thursday evening, at a ceremony to mark the completion of the course, Ohn Kyaing told Mizzima that Dr. Mathias Maas told the students that they now had the foundation to continue to study political science on their own.
NLD Vice Chairman Tin Oo chaired the ceremony. Central executive committee members including Than Tun, Hla Pe, Ohn Kyaing, Win Myint and May Win Myint attended the ceremony. On Tuesday, Aung San Suu Kyi hosted a one-hour lunch meeting with the two professors.
Thirty-three students from the Bayda Institute, who were not registered for the classes, also attended.
Ohn Kyaing said that in the past, the NLD had arranged for political science workshops and classes to be taught by Burmese Professors, but they were cancelled for unknown reasons.
Since Suu Kyi was released from house arrest, a series of training sessions, especially for young people, have been arranged by the NLD that include agricultural principles, computer training, English language, and now political science classes. The NLD said that it would conduct more political science classes in future.

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