Burma’s poet laureate Tin Moe is dead, and Burmese people at home and abroad are still sending condolences and holding ceremonies in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Europe and California, where he died last Monday.In Burma, artists, writers, poets, film directors and literary masters, including Ludu Daw Amar and others, expressed sadness and sorrow—except for the military rulers.The regime still wants to distance itself from Burma’s "revolutionary poet" who stalwartly sided with Burma’s democratic movement and detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.Colleagues said the regime’s newspapers won’t publish an obituary for Tin Moe, who died at age 74. The news of the poet's death first reached Burma through Burmese shortwave radio stations based in the West. [...]
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