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Myanmar/Burma: Conscripted for Karaoke

14 June 2004

 

Promoting the Burmese governments National Convention, three famous singers; Khin Maung Toe, Ringo and Htun Aeindrabo are singing a jingle on Myanmar TV—but something is not right. Expressionless, the three gaze at their scripts and sing blankly, even though the song is short and repetitive. The singing zombie trio in concert. News indicates that these musicians were conscripted into singing and possibly blackmailed by authorities.

Story from The Irrawaddy

 
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