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Ye Yint Kyaw

Ye Yint Kyaw

HRD, Spokesperson
All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU)

Ye Yint Kyaw is Spokesperson of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU). Since November 2014, student organizations including ABFSU have been protesting against the National Education Bill, which student activists claim restricts academic freedom. Enacted by Parliament on 30 September 2014, the National Education Law was intended to reform the country's education system, but the ABFSU claim the government did not seek adequate student input in its formation. The new restrictions outlaw independent student and teacher unions, and erase ethnic languages, cultures and literatures from university syllabi.


The National Human Rights Commission established in 2011, but is largely criticized for being ineffective and refusing to investigate violations in ethnic minority areas. Burma's new law on freedom of assembly, falls short of international human rights standards, requiring protestors to seek permission to demonstrate five days in advance and submit their slogans for state approval.