Universities, Colleges shut after Daw Suu detention in Burma
Dhaka, 2 June 03: University and colleges in Burma have been closed indefinitely following the detention by military authorities of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung Sann Suu Kyi, university sources said yesterday, According to today’s the independent.
The closure of universities and colleges has not been officially announced, but one senior faculty member said on condition of anonymity that lectures had been told by junta authorities at a meeting Sunday to close universities for an indefinite period.
No reason was given for the closures, the faculty member said.
“ It will not be announced officially, but university authorities will verbally inform students today (Monday), “a lectures told AP.
It was not immediately known whether the closures were related to an ongoing crackdown on opposition leader Aung Sann Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy Party.
The junta said Saturday that it had placed Suu Kyi and 19 members of her party into” protective custody” after a clash between her supports and thousands of pro-junta protesters in northern Burma. Four people were killed and 50 injured in the violence.
Since the current military regime took power in 1988, universities and colleges have been closed intermittently.#