Sunday 23 may 2021
Thousands of teachers suspended
20 soldiers killed in fighting in Myanmar
Protests and attacks by armed rebels on the ruling army are taking place again in Myanmar. However, the junta has been tightening schools and universities. If teachers refuse to cooperate with the coup-takers, they will be suspended from duty.
In southern Myanmar, at least 20 members of the junta armed forces have been killed in battle with opponents. Several local media reported that they were killed at Mo Bi near the border between Shan and Kaya states when resistance fighters occupied a police station. Four police officers have been detained. Since the generals’ coup in the South East Asian country (formerly Burma) in early February, the new leadership has been nibbling on opponents.
According to the teachers’ union, more than 125,900 school teachers have been suspended by the junta for several weeks. According to this, about 19,500 employees of the universities are said to be affected. He refused to work under the coup conspirators. Many of them have joined the “Civil Disobedience Movement” (CDM), which is fighting for the return of democracy. A few days before the start of the new school year, pupils and parents refused to return to school at many places. There were protests against the coup across the country on Sunday as well.
Meanwhile, the European Union criticized the junta’s announcement that it wanted to dissolve the party of deprived Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi for alleged electoral fraud. A spokesman for the European Union’s foreign affairs representative, Josep Borel, said, “If this plan were to be implemented, it would once again show the will of the people of Myanmar and the Junta’s disregard for the rule of law.”
According to estimates by the prisoner aid organization AAPP, at least 815 people have been killed since the coup. More than 5,300 were arrested. Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi is under house arrest. The military cited alleged electoral fraud in the November parliamentary elections, which was won by Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy as a clear reason for the coup. The junta provided no evidence. Election observers described the election as free and fair overall.
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