Video | President Obama Delivers Remarks At The University of Yangon |Myanmar

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.

Obama Speech Touches Opposition History

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

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5 Responses to Video | President Obama Delivers Remarks At The University of Yangon |Myanmar

  1. Edward Lazarus says:

    Just imagine the mess Mitt Romney would have made of such a visit!
    Once again, in the most natural and pleasant way imaginable…..we are reminded of how very lucky we are to have President Obama representing us to both friends and foes!
    And of even greater significance—–AMERICA JUST DODGED A BULLET! Goodbye, Mr. Romney. You are a liar and a phony and America was simply not dumb enough to accept a fool like you!

  2. Obama Myanmar Visit Draws Crowds In Yangon

    YANGON, Myanmar — Downtown Yangon came to a near halt Monday during President Barack Obama’s historic visit to this once pariah nation.

    Crowds flooded the streets, workers left their jobs and a nurse even snuck out of the hospital to see Obama, the first U.S. president to visit the Asian nation also known as Burma. The country has begun democratic reforms following a half-century of military rule.

    Thousands of people lined the streets for a glimpse as Obama’s motorcade headed to the Parliament building for a meeting between Obama and President Thein Sein.

    Among the crowd were hundreds of students wearing matching school uniforms of white shirts and dark green sarongs. Many of those on the streets waved American flags and some held homemade signs reading “Welcome Obama.”

    In a country where most “rallies” traditionally have been government-organized and demonstrations are still relatively rare, the seemingly spontaneous outpouring of support was striking.

    “No authority asked us to welcome President Obama. I am here to support President Obama and also to see him,” said Soe Nyunt, a 27-year-old laborer who waited for Obama before going to work.

    Wai New Yi, 32, was disappointed that she did not see Obama as she waited near Yangon International Airport.

    “I didn’t even bat my eyelids when the motorcade passed by. I can see the motorcade but I didn’t see President Obama,” she said

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