“As the country is moving towards a federal union, we aim to include ethnic students.”
Students in Kangon, a village near Latpadaung in Sagaing Division, were forced to stay home this week when a nearby sulfuric acid factory started emitting foul-smelling fumes.
The statement comes after criticism of a remark from a senior ABFSU member that appeared to deny the government credit for the move.
Fifty-three education reform activists languish in jail, all of whom are considered prisoners of conscious by Amnesty International.
Despite soaring depression rates, mental health remains a foreign concept to many young people in Burma.
OPINION: Police were overwhelmingly responsible for the violent confrontation with student protestors in Letpadan, writes researcher Matthew Bugher.