Myanmar professionals fellows named honorary citizens of Austin

10-27-2014 posted by Acypl

Austin City Councilmember Kathie Tovo presented ACYPL’s Myanmar professional fellows, Mr. Tial Hnin, Ms. Zint Wint Yee, and Mr. Oo Maung, as honorary citizens of Austin during a city council meeting on October 23. They were accompanied by their American mentor and ACYPL alumnus, Cass Burton (New Zealand 2011).

“I am very proud to be in Austin because I come from Myanmar where…I’ve never seen these kinds of public hearings… But when I see such public hearings, I’m so surprised and really impressed…with what the essence of democracy is, and I would like to thank those for giving me such a kind honor as Austin citizenship.”
— Oo Maung,Youth Leader, Arakkha Foundation 

Watch the entire meeting here

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