Friday, February 25, 2011

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

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."

Archived video

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

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)

"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.