Writers in Burma

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  1. Oswegan says:

    We don’t often hear a lot about what is going on in Burma in the mainstream media.

    Thanks for the info.

    ~Oswegan

  2. cybertoast says:

    This is really sad. I saw the Moustache Brothers in Mandalay in Dec 2005 (a few pics at http://flickr.com/photos/cybertoast/sets/72157602453461416/). ParParLay, his brothers and the entire Moustache Brothers troupe (Par Par’s wife and his his sister-in-law I think) are so very fun to watch.
    I think by far it was one of the most heart-warming things I’ve seen. They’re hard-core comedians, and despite the hard labor they were subjected to while detained in the 80′s and the health impacts they were still willing to do a regular performance poking fun at the military junta.
    If I remember correctly, Par PAr was released from detainment thanks to the work of several comedians in the US. I wonder if that would work again.
    BTW, Myanmar is a gut-wrenchingly beautiful place, and it’s really unfortunate that the neighboring countries (India esp.) are so silent on the issue going on there right now!

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