At the invitation of His Excellency U Thein Sein , President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, The Honourable Barack Obama , President of the United States of America , will pay a working visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in the near future.
President Obama dellvers remarks at the University of Yangon
Here’s a bit of history on the University of Yangon-Rangoon. On July 7, 1962, there was a student masacre.
The soldiers began to shoot students at Rangoon University at 6:30 p.m. Hla Shwe watched, cowering in a nearby building, as his friends died. “I heard the shouting,” he recalled. “They shot whoever they saw.”
It was July 7, 1962, the day rage at the military’s recent coup boiled over and a date now seared into the memory of Hla Shwe, who is 75 years old. “I got the idea that if they used the gun against students, why shouldn’t we use guns to fight them?” he said. When President Barack Obama speaks at Hla Shwe’s alma mater Monday, he will be treading on ground heavy with political