Schools subjected to intimidations across the country


NP News - June 14
Schools and educational workers in Myanmar are under threats including bomb attacks or various forms of intimidations. Teachers are murdered or kidnapped; or schools received threatening letters not to open.

In Sagaing Region, a total of four public schools (one primary school, two secondary schools and two high schools) were attacked with hand grenades or firearms on June 6, according to the statement by State Administration Council.

Tatmadaw’s counter-insurgency force was reported that the terrorists detonate bombs at the post-primary school located in Naungpo Village, Homalin, Sagaing Region on June 6. The counter-insurgency force investigated and found a hand grenade near the school gate, another hand grenade found under the staircase of the school building. The seized bombs were inactivated by the counter-insurgency force, the statement said.

Explosion occurred on the same day (June 6) approximately at 10 am at a secondary school located in Pyidawthar Ward, Monywa Township, Sagaing Region.

No. 1 basic high school located in Monywa was attacked with a stun grenade by two terrorists on June 9 afternoon. The sound bomb hit and blasted between a building and the fence.

Again on June 6, at estimated 6:55 pm, the headmistress of the secondary school from Wetlet Township, Sagaing Region named ‘Moe Moe Khaing’ and her sister ‘Kay Zar Khaing’ were shot dead at their home by armed terrorists.

A female office clerk of a high school (Sartaung) from Sagaing was kidnapped by the armed terrorists on June 6 at 6:30 pm while she was at her home.

Threatening letters were received by the schools from Sagaing Region and Tanintharyi Region on June 9, according to the statement.

The headmaster of a secondary school from Launglon Township, Tanintharyi Region Thet Lwin Oo received one bullet and a threatening letter with insignia of the LLPDF (Launglon PDF). Similarly, a high school located in Ywathitgyi Village, Sagaing also received a threatening letter on June 9, said the statement.

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