Thursday, July 20, 2006

Freedom of speech at Rangoon University

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San

Excerpts from Wiki article about General Aung San

In February, 1936, he [Aung San] was expelled from the university, along with Ko Nu, for refusing to reveal the name of the author who wrote an article entitled "Hell Hound At Large" directed at a senior University official. This led to a university students strike, and the university subsequently retracted their expulsion orders. In 1938, Aung San was elected president of both the Rangoon University Students Union (RUSU) and the All-Burma Students Union (ABSU). In the same year, the government appointed him as a student representative on the Rangoon University Act Amendment Committee.
Here is the article taken from http://yazakyaw.blogspot.com/2008/02/blog-post_07.html:
The Hell-Hound at Large
Escaped from Awizi, a devil in the form of a black dog. Had been during his brief span on earth a base object of universal odium and execration, ̶ sentenced to Eternal Damnation for Treachery, Theft, Presumption, Intrigue, Pettifogging, Sadism, Churlishness, Vulgarity, etc. A pimping knave with avuncular pretensions to some cheap wiggling wenches from a well-known Hostel, he was also a hectic popularity-hunter, shamming interest in Games, Concerts, Associations, etc., menacing the public placed with his unwanted presence though generally welcomed everywhere as small-pox. His only distinguishing marks have been the abominable V.D. ulcers on his neck and buboes due to copulation with his own wife.
Will finder please kick him back to Hell?
Yamamin.
From: "Oway" or The Voice of Peacock, Voice of the RUSU, Jan. 1936; Vol 5, No. 1, p. 56. Points from Letters.




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