Friday, February 25, 2011

New video about famous Burmese comedian Zarganar, sentenced to 33 years

http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=20743

for "crime" of helping victims of Cyclone Nargis - probably not been charged with anything.

Related interview of film maker - "Speaking to the People's Loudspeaker."
http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=20742

Archived video

Beggars' Convention. Archived video from Democratic Voice of Burma, Oslo, Norway.

http://www.videosurf.com/zarganar-39271

Unofficial summary, translation kmk

Chairman of Beggars comes in -
his gaungbang za - end of turban falls off

followers start applauding before he has said anything - "would have to applaud anyway."
- we are working for the welfare of beggars and perpetuation of beggars.
- "What is definition of thu taung sar - tha ta sa (acronym)
beggar?"

"Important to splice in some words and phrases in English."

"Beggar is someone who begs out of need."

The beggars are all lepers with bandaged hands.