Well-known Burmese poet U Tin Moe, or Ba Gyan, died in a Los Angeles hospital on Monday afternoon after collapsing at a tea shop.U Tin Moe was considered the greatest Burmese poet and writer of his generation. He was jailed by the Burmese military in 1991 before leaving the country in 1999 for Belgium, Norway and later the US. [...]A long-standing supporter of Burma's pro-democracy movement U Tin Moe was highly regarded for his satirical and strongly worded political pieces. Both his name and his poems are banned in Burma.
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