Myanmar releases former dictator’s daughter from house arrest

Yangon – Myanmar has released San Dar Win, a daughter of the country’s former dictator Ne Win, from six years of house arrest in her lakeside home in Yangon, relatives confirmed Saturday.

‘She was visiting her friend’s house after her release,’ a relative told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa. She was released on Friday.

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Irrawaddy:Desertions, Assassinations Plague Burmese Armed Forces

By MINN LWIN

Thursday,October 9,2008

A soldier deserted recently from Burma’s Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 707, in Taikgyi Township, Rangoon Division, after murdering his commander—the latest sign of rising dissatisfaction among the lower-ranking members of the Burmese armed forces.

The deserter, who fled with a number of weapons, was later killed in a manhunt.

Desertions, small mutinies and assassinations are plaguing Burma’s ruling military, according to observers abroad and sources within the country.

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Facist Myanmar Tatmadaw and SPDC Fascist Junta

Facist Myanmar Tatmadaw

When analysed the defining features of the Facist Myanmar Tatmadaw, it fullfills the basic features defined or identified by Dr. Lawrence Britt in his famous, “Fourteen Defining Characteristics Of Fascism”

Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of- 
  •  Hitler (Germany),
  • Mussolini (Italy)
  • Franco (Spain)
  • Suharto (Indonesia) 
  • and several Latin American regimes.

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Than Shwe with Teflon-coated thickest skin on earth

Than Shwe with Teflon-coated thickest skin on earth

Malaysiakini

General Ne Win unexpectedly resigned after reading the famous letters from U Aung Gyi, the ex-Brigadier General, who was expelled from the post of his deputy position. U Aung Gyi just revealed the sufferings of the Burmese people, General Ne Win’s failed policies and the suffocation to death of few dozens of protesters on the trucks.

But Senior General has a thickest skin on earth, coated with Taflon. He has the ice cold heart, if he still has a human heart. His brain cells are flooded with greed and is not going to resign and transfer power to any one. He is willing to fight back at all cost.

He and his Junta cohorts are lying through their teeth. They lie about the aims of the elections when they lost. They lie every thing about politics, economy and churned out false news about local and International events.

Now Than Shwe and his media people tried to lie unsuccessfully about the effects and extent of the Cyclone Nargis.

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8888 Uprising song (Burmese)

8888 Uprising song (Burmese)

Say Young Sone Anyein, video 1 to 6

Say Young Sone Anyein,

video 1 to 6

You Tube Video source through Niknayman’s blog ( thank you Ko Niknayman for the videos)

We like to praise the courage of the Comedians after watching the Jokes of the Anyein performance , which is usually combined with the traditional dance with the jokes.

 

However the Jokes made by the famous comedians, Godzilla, King Kong,and the others make all of us laughing at the same times feel deep sorrow as we all know that these comedians were crying in their heart while making the Jokes to express the feeling for the 50 millions Burmese, who’s mouths were sealed by the Military Junta.

For the non Burmese readers I am unable to translate their jokes as they smartly and bravely used the Myanmar Language, Culture and tradition with current situation of Burma in indirect words. Myanmar Language is difficult to translate in its true essence as meaning may change with different intonation.

Following is my favourite quote regarding humor and the fight for democracy which was originally from Irrawaddy On-line.

Sit Mone

VCD Political Comedy

Draws Laughter in Rangoon

By Shah Paung
December 21, 2007
The generals who run Burma don’t like it when the joke’s on them, but political satire and humor are alive in military-ruled Burma.

A popular VCD depicting a traditional anyein performance is now selling like hot cakes in Burma. An anyein is like a variety show with comedians, singing and dancing.

The performance took place at Myaw Zin Gyun near Rangoon’s lake Kan Daw Gyi on November 24.

Well-known comedians including Godzilla, King Kong and Kyaw Htoo and four comedians known as “Thee Lay Thee” performed live in spite of a warning from authorities.

Before going on stage, Godzilla was asked to sign a document saying he would not make political jokes.

The comedian troupe is known as “Say Young Sone” (The Colorful).

The comedians quickly ignored the authorities and began cracking jokes about the military and the September uprising, drawing laughter and cheers from the audience.

The comedians targeted the September uprising, the regime’s municipal policy, the junta-backed Union Solidarity Development Association, religion and UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari.  

A VCD of the performance is now widely available in Rangoon despite a ban imposed by the government.
 
One youth in Rangoon said that since last week the VCD has been on sale on the streets. He said he bought 10 copies to share with his friends.

One of the most popular bits is when two comedians portray UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari and Minister of Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan, who is dubbed as “Comical Ali.”

Kyaw Hsan begins touching the legs of Gambari—the duo then gradually begin to touch mouths, eyes, ears and heads.

Gambari finally says he knows what Kyaw Hsan’s up to.

“This man does not know about “Myanmar!” [Burma],” says Kyaw Hsan.

Finally, the two stand up and can not touch each other any more.

“Your dollars are falling out!” says Kyaw Hsan, pointing to the floor. 

Gambari quickly bends over and picks up a US dollar. Kyaw Hsan kicks Gambari in the rear, shouting “This is Myanmar!”

Recently, the UN special envoy’s budget of more than $800,000 was approved for 2008 to work toward national reconciliation. The Nigerian diplomat has a Burmese nickname, “kyauk yu pyan,” which means “one who takes gems and then leaves.”

The performance also touched on Bagan Airline, which is  owned by Burmese business tycoon Tay Za.

Snr-Gen Than Shwe was satirized as a man who acted like a king and who treated his “servants” (comedians) like slaves. The servants finally punished the king by beating him. 

The Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma began broadcasting the VCD performance on its satellite television network on Thursday.