Friday, June 6, 2008

Myanmar detains Zarganar, comedian active in cyclone relief effort

The comedian, Maung Thura, 47, better known by his stage name Zarganar, or “The Tweezers,” was taken from his home in Yangon Wednesday evening, the friends said.
Zarganar was leading a privately funded effort that has been successfully delivering aid to cyclone victims. One of his friends speculates that “His arrest is a warning against Burmese who are trying to help fellow Burmese.”
Source: NY Times/Irrawaddy (photo)

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