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Myanmar Crisis

As Myanmar school year nears, teachers and students say no to junta

Military wields penal code against educators but fails to snuff out opposition

YANGON/BANGKOK -- Hundreds of thousands of students across Myanmar are set to boycott classes as the academic year begins on June 1 in protest against what some are calling "military slave education."

The boycott, an extension of a battle that is already taking place in Myanmar, is the latest show of opposition to the military coup that was staged almost three months ago.

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