March 18, 2013
Myanmar Moves to Rebuild Its Universities, With U.S. Help
AP Photo, Khin Maung Win
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, Mr. Aung Thein Lwin participated in antigovernment student protests that broke out on college campuses across Myanmar, then known as Burma. The response from the government was brutal. Thousands of students were killed, while others, like