Mon 11 Jun 2007
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
Rangoon University students today sent a letter of appeal to the heads of Burma ‘s ruling military junta demanding that it immediately find a missing fellow student arrested in May for conducting prayers at a pagoda in Rangoon.
Ye Myat Hein, a Bachelor of Science student in west Rangoon University in Hta Tapin Township, was arrested on May 15 by a group of people, calling themselves “the people”, for conducting prayers at Kyaukdawgyi pagoda in Insein Township.
The university students said they had sent a complaint letter to various heads of units of the Burmese government as well as to the junta supremo Sr. Gen Than Shwe to solve the case of the student, who has been missing since May 15.
“We are writing this letter because a student has been arrested but nobody knows his whereabouts. Not even his parents. And we don’t know whether he is alive or dead. And even the authorities in the university do not know where he is,” a fellow student, requesting anonymity for fear of reprisal, told Mizzima.
The letter, signed by 23 students, said despite reopening of the university and classes resuming, Ye Myat Hein, has been missing. And no one including the university lecturers, professors, registrar and head of departments, could give a clear answer.
Therefore, the letter has been written to draw the attention of the authorities to solve the mystery of the missing student, the letter said.
The incident of Ye Myat Hein shows that there is no security for students in Burma , said Ko Jimmy an 88 generation student.
“We don’t know where he has been kept. We just know that he was arrested by the so-called “people” but we are not sure whether he has been taken to Kyaik Ka San detention camp or to Insein Prison,” said Jimmy.