Friday, 31 July 2009

What are they waiting for?

The foregone conclusion that Aung San Suu Kyi will be found guilty of something or other by a kangaroo court in Burma has bee delayed, mysteriously:

A court in Myanmar has delayed its verdict in the trial of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's until August 11.

Chad Jacinto, the charge d'affaires in the Philippine embassy in Yangon who was present in the court on Friday, told Al Jazeera that the judge postponed the verdict saying the court needed more time to review the case. (1)

I fail to under stand the need for any delay. In a sane part of the world, Aung San Suu Kyi would never have been on trial. In Burma, which does not qualify as a sane part of the world, the verdict was determined before the trial ever started.

So why delay the verdict in a trial that was a trial in name only? Do they actually think a couple of weeks more will cause us to forget? Those that care, won't forget. The others, if they ever did care, stopped worrying about petty concerns like human rights a long time ago. There's money to be made, after all (2).
1 - "Myanmar delays Suu Kyi verdict," unattributed article published by Al Jazeera News, 31st of July, 2009. (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/07/20097314511747725.html)
2 - As described previosuly on lefthandpalm: http://lefthandpalm.blogspot.com/2008/08/is-is-most-unfair.html

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