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Burmese love journal back on stands

The Burmese weekly "love journal" returned to the stands for the public this week after it was shut down by authorities for three weeks for publishing a poem on Valentine's Day.
The Burmese weekly "love journal" returned to the stands for the public this week after it was shut down by authorities for three weeks for publishing a poem on Valentine's Day.
 
Achit journal meaning love journal published a poem where the first word of each line formed the words: "Power Crazy Senior General Than Shwe" and action was taken by the authorities between the last week of January to the second week of February.
 
The poet Saw Wai has been detained since January 22 in Insein prison and has not been produced for trial. People are afraid that he can be given life sentence, said an observer. 
 
However, the journal came out this week without any changes in the board of editors. It is believed that the publisher and board of editors are very close to the higher authorities, he said.

"The authorities' punished poet Saw Wai but not the editors," said a reader.
Last month, the junta also pressurized the Myanmar Times journal to sack the executive editor and news reporters as the journalists of the journal followed up the news about the steep satellite fee increase.
 
Although the love journal came out this week many readers are still unaware that it is back, said a reader.
 
The love journal is published every Monday and is usually sold out on Tuesday. But till today the love journal of this week remains piled up in shops, he added.