Myanmar Moves to Rebuild Its Universities, With U.S. Help

AP Photo, Khin Maung Win

The overgrown entrance to the U. of Yangon highlights the ruin, after decades of military rule, of what was once Burma's finest university. Undergraduates were banished from the campus years ago, after nationwide student protests.
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The scars from the years that Aung Thein Lwin spent in Burmese jails are indelible. His teeth are bright white because they are false. His real ones, he says, were knocked out during numerous beatings in prison.

In 1988, when he was in high school...

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