This weekend I had a brief chat with Zaw Nyein Latt, who chairs the Burma Political Prisoner's Union. I had not seen ZNL since I interview him (See Parts I and II) .
The first thing Zaw asked me was: "Do you know someone who won an award?"
I jotted six letters on a page in my notebook, and pushed it across the table.
"Of course I know the name," Zaw said in a matter-of-fact tone. "Everyone in this town knows him," he added.
This was news to me.
Zaw said the VOA interview had been much-talked-about.