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Suu Kyi Pushes for Reopening of Rangoon University

20 November 2012

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi proposed in Parliament last Friday that Rangoon University be reopened for undergraduates studies, according to a report by The Myanmar Times. Suu Kyi said a regulatory team should be formed to oversee the refurbishment of the university. Her proposal was approved by a vote of 248 to 64, despite the objections of the deputy minister for education. The motion was supported by most military-appointed MPs, who hold 25 percent of seats. The university was the venue of a speech delivered by US President Barack Obama on Monday.