source HTAY TINT
U Pa Pa Lay passed away
13;00 at mandalay . 2-08-2013 .
This photo is before 1990 Election in Burma .
RIP BROTHER WE WILL MISS YOU
မႏၱေလး ႏႈတ္ခမ္းေမႊးညီေနာင္ထဲက လူရႊင္ေတာ္ ဦးပါပါေလး ဒီေန ့ ေန ့လည္ ၁ နာရီက ဆံုးသြားပါတယ္။ ျပည္သူ ့အႏုပညာရွင္ တေယာက္အေနနဲ ့ ရပ္တည္ခဲ့တဲ့ ဦးပါပါေလး ေကာင္းရာသုဂတိ လားပါေစ။
U Pa Pa Lay, a citizen of Myanmar born in 1947 and a comic performer by profession, was arrested at his home in Mandalay, Myanmar, on 7 January 1996 by officers of Military Intelligence Unit No. 16. He was reportedly charged under section 6 of the 1950 Emergency Provisions Act, which provides a seven-year prison sentence and a fine for anyone who instigates or intends to spread false news, knowing that it is untrue. U Pa Pa Lay was first held in Mandalay prison, then reportedly transferred to Kyein Kran labour camp near Myitkyina in April 1996. On an unspecified later date, he was transferred to Mytkyina prison.
On 4 January 1996, the forty-eighth anniversary of the independence of Myanmar, 2,000 members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) attended an
independence day celebration at the home of its leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The celebration included a performance by the Anyeint group, a traditional entertainment group. U Pa Pa Lay was a member of this group, also known as Myo Win Mar (Our Own Way). His performance with fellow performer U Lu Zaw reportedly included jokes and songs of a satirical nature, criticizing the authorities. In the evening of 7 January 1996, both men were arrested along with eight other members of the group, who were subsequently released without charges. U Pa Pa Lay and U Lu Zaw were charged under section 6 of the 1950 Emergency Provisions Act with spreading false news and sentenced to seven years in prison on 18 March 1996. According to the source, U Pa Pa Lay was convicted merely because he chose to exercise his right to freedom of expression.