Mr. Frankly Speaking Launches His Comedy Act

30 Oct

Myanmar’s junta-controlled press has taken pages from the Iraqi and North Korean styles of editorializing, and given the world tears of joy to go along with the blood.

“Recent protests in the country were created by the loudmouthed bully, using the exiled dissidents and traitors together with communists, internal and external anti-government destructionists,” said a commentary Sunday in the Myanmar Ahlin daily.


The author, who called himself Maung Pwint Lin – roughly meaning Mr. Frankly Speaking – said that the United States had tried to revive the mass uprisings of 1988 in Myanmar in connivance with “exiled dissidents and internal ax-handles” in order to install a puppet government. Ax-handle is jargon used by the junta to mean traitors or puppets.

The newspaper commentary said that the majority of people in Myanmar had opposed the recent demonstrations.

Don’t mistake laughter for support, Yangon!

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