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Burmese poet arrested over coded message

Burmese authorities have arrested a well-known poet after they noticed that one of his love poems contained a hidden message criticising Burma's military leader.

The work by the poet Saw Wai appeared in a popular magazine.
The first words of each line spelled out the message: "General Than Shwe Is Crazy With Power."

General Than Shwe is the current head of state of Burma's military junta.

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