A clip from a leaked video of Myanmar's (Burma) military ruler Senior General Than Shwe‘s daughter's wedding was posted online last week. People who have seen the video are appalled by the vulgar display of wealth.
Myanmar blogger Myouez at Blog of Nyen Chan Yar writes.
People of Myanmar want to watch that video because we want to see how dictator Than Shwe and his family is wasting country’s money as their own wealth and how they were accepting bribe as “wedding gift”.
The lavishness of the event is in stark contrast to the poverty and suffering being endured by most of the country. If it's true the couple received $5o million worth of wedding gifts then I am truly distressed.n Most do not earn enough to even feed their families, minority groups are continually on the run from the Burmese military, their crops and homes destroyed, their women raped and many forced into slave labour to build roads or be porters for the military.
Nicholas Farrelly at the New Mandala blog wonders if there is any political intrigue behind the leaking of the video
Real questions remain about the video’s appearance on the Internet, and its relationship to power politics within the Burmese regime’s inner-circle. If anybody has any potential answers, don’t be shy about posting comments. It would be great to get some discussion going on Burma’s military elite and the implications of this video.