Freed Myanmar comedian looks ahead
Zarganar holds no grudges against his jailers and hopes sanctions will go with more reforms.
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2011 14:32

Maung Thura Zarganar's jokes against Myanmar's military rulers have landed him in prison four times - 11 years in total - but now, the forthright comedian is free as part of the government's democratic reforms.

And even though Zarganar has no plans of toning down his controversial brand of humour, he holds no grudges against his jailers and wants to see sanctions lifted if his country continues to reform.

Aela Callan reports from Yangon.

Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.