Authorities Responded Positively to Student Protests In Kalay Myo
12 January 2011: The military authorities in Kalay Myo made positive responses to the street protest by the unitersity students today, promising that their demands would be met immediately.
The responses included putting the bus fare back to 100 Kyats from recently raised 200 Kyats, increasing the number of buses to upgrade the services, and setting up properly marked bus stops along the university bus routes.
And the buses running towards Kalay Computer University that used to pick up other passengers including local traders selling goods such as charcoals, and firewoods will be running only for students.
“The students as well as their parents are happy with the responses and they stopped protesting around 11am,” a local resident told Chinland Guardian.
It is claimed that the students were picked up from their protests with a total of nine buses back to their respective universities.
Early morning today, more than 1,000 students from three universities including Kalay University, Kalay Computer University and Tehnological University (Kalay) walked on the street in protest against a sharp increase in bus fares.
Van Biak Thang