Ye Lyn Htun was born in Pago Region. He is a Muslim and the youngest among 3 siblings. He is matriculated and currently working as the Area Coordinator of Interfaith Youth Cooperative Action for Peace Project in Pago.
In the past, extreme devotion to and misinterpretations of the religious teachings were drummed into him. He isolated himself from the other religions but conformed to his very faith. One day, members of IYCAP Project asked him to attend a training in Maw Bi. He accepted their offer. He was surprised to see the different believers treat him well. Their identities and names were new to him. He found it uneasy to talk with others. He was worried at the beginning. But later, trust between the youths was built. He felt friendliness from the followers of other religions throughout the training. He felt the sense of being treated equally as halal and haram foods were arranged for him at the dinner of the last day of the training.
From then on, he was eager to participate in IYCAP’s events. The training changed his way of thinking and enabled him to improve his social dealing skills. It was a source of inspiration for him to change himself, develop respect, build trust and promote friendship among different religious groups. Even his family, who had always held strong religious view, accepted his actions and supported him. By working as an area coordinator of IYCAP, Ye Lyn Htun is now journeying for his belief.