More than 125,000 Myanmar teachers suspended for opposing coup

25th May, 2021

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Around 19,500 university staff have also been suspended, according to the teachers' group. (Representational/Reuters)

More than 125,000 school teachers in Myanmar have been suspended by the military authorities for joining a civil disobedience movement to oppose the military coup in February, an official of the Myanmar Teachers’ Federation said. The suspensions have come days before the start of a new school year, which some teachers and parents are boycotting as part of the campaign that has paralysed the country since the coup cut short a decade of democratic reforms.

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