Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Aung San Suu Kyi guilty

Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to a further 18 months home detention (1).

Expect crocodile tears and lip service about human rights. But at the end of the day, Burma is part of ASEAN and hence a Valued Trading Partner. So any suggestion that New Zealand might actually do something is preposterous and naive.

Good to see Free Trade Phil's strategy of is working and the regime in Burma is softening its hard line stance (2). The original sentence handed down to Suu Kyi was three years ahrd labour. In their benevolence, the junta decided that was too harsh. Next time, they might only detain her for another twelve months.

What humanitarians!
1 - "'There were gasps in court, but all she did was smile'," by Pheobe Kennedy, published in The Independent, 12th of August, 2009. (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/there-were-gasps-in-court-but-all-she-did-was-smile-1770650.html)
2 - As described previously on lefthandpalm: http://lefthandpalm.blogspot.com/2008/08/is-is-most-unfair.html

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