“In this case, she has not contacted anyone from outside, Yettaw made his visits on his own,”

Aung San Suu Kyi’s court date postponed to June 5

by Mungpi
Friday, 29 May 2009 21:21

New Delhi – The special court in Insein Prison on Friday extended the date for lawyers to submit arguments on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial until June 5, according to her lawyers.

Kyi Win, a member of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s legal team, said authorities sent them letters today informing them of the extension of the date for submission of arguments on the case.

“The information is that the arguments can be submitted latest by June 5,” Kyi Win told Mizzima.

Previously, the court had set June 1 as the deadline for the submission of arguments by lawyers.

Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently standing trial in Insein, is charged with breaching the regulations of her house arrest after she was visited by an uninvited American citizen at her lakeside residence.

The court has completed the hearing of all witnesses – both prosecution and defense – and is set to hold the hearing of final arguments by lawyers from both sides on June 5.

“After the hearing of the arguments the court will give the verdict,” Kyi Win confirmed. Continue reading ““In this case, she has not contacted anyone from outside, Yettaw made his visits on his own,””

Breaking News: Demonstration in Burma May 30th-Message By ; Inside Burma

everyone wear white and gather at tea shops.
Suggested places to gather are Shwedagon Pagoda, Hledan Junction and Insein Prison.

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1pm – 4pm at the office of Burmese mission to UN

1pm – 2.30pm in front of Burmese embassy
3pm – 6pm Gedächtniskirche

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on the green between John Lewis and Debenhams

Pro Democracy activists inside Burma what the world and their fellow countrymen to know that May 30th is the day the Fighting Peacock will arise in a National Demonstration. The world must know that the trial being held in Burma is a violation of Burma’s law. Than Shwe is making a mockery of his own rules in an effort to “fix” the illegal election on 2010 with his paranoid attempt to silence Aung San Suu Kyi.

Symbolically May 30 marks the 6 year anniversary of the Depaeyin Massacre when the military junta tired to assassinate Daw Aung Suu Kyi. Fortunately she survived only to be placed under arrest. But for hundreds of her followers their fate was met with bloodshed since they were beaten to death by junta thugs.

Sources within Burma request that in a show of solidarity that everyone wear white and gather at tea shops. Suggested places to gather are Shwedagon Pagoda, Hledan Junction and Insein Prison. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi stands defiant and strong and has urged that the people overcome their fears. Freedom From Fear and a show of support by the people of Burma will show the world that the flame of democracy still burns brightly in the hearts of millions. The people of Burma call for Ban Ki-Moon to personally engage this growing crisis at this juncture. What is happening to Aung San Suu Kyi is a criminal offence and a violation of human rights and it is time for the UN and the world to make a stand on this issue.

The National League for Democracy clearly does not agree with the premise of this sham trial do to its unconstitutionality and blatant criminality. They urge world leaders to demand a public and open trial at the very least.

For the riot police, soldiers and generals within Burma it is time for you to stand by your people and stand for freedom against tyranny and fear. You can’t murder your own people in order to keep the peace when it is the military junta who has declared war on its own citizens. You can’t be a party to crimes against humanity any longer. The junta is moving troops into position as of this writing. The people of Burma ask their soldiers to stand with them instead of against them on this historic day or remembrance and not repeat the travesties Than Shwe perpetrated on his own people.
If a crisis arises from this peaceful demonstration it is urges that the pro democracy leaders inside of Burma assume their leadership roles that has been prescribed to them. The man of steel, U Win Tin, has been at the gates of Insein Prison from the onset in support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Exercising Freedom From Fear he stands with thousands of other citizens so that Aung San Suu Kyi does not stand alone. Freedom From Fear means freedom from tyranny and repression.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is a victim of a heinous crime and it is being perpetrated before the eyes of the world. With raw courage she defiantly stands up to the junta and it is time for Burma to stand up for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

By request of pro democracy activists it is requested that this message be spread around the world so everyone will be aware that the cause for freedom and democracy is not dead but very much alive. It is time for Ban Ki-Moon, the UN and the world to get involved and demand that Aung San Suu Kyi be released from this criminal detention. It is time to take a stand for the people of Burma and the duly elected leader of this enslaved nation.

For more information contact;

Burma Democratic Concern


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Bomb blast while Lieutenant –General Ye Myint visits Mawlamyime

Mawlamyime (May 28)- While visiting Mawlamyime to transform the ethnic cease-fire group and splinter group into a Border guard force the military government from Nay Pyi Taw witnessed multiple bomb blasts. While Lieutenant General Ye Myint was in the city, at 10-AM local time a bomb blast occurred close to the river street in Shwetowm –section and another a bomb blasted near Mawlamyime Mountain. Local military security has said that there was a bomb blast close to the Mon state bureau of special intelligence that evening.

Because of those blasts, south east comment (G-1) lieutenant-Colonel Myo Myint may be blamed by the regime, MawlaMyine forces said. He is one of the grandsons of (prime minister of mining) General Own Myint.

Military security force commander in-chief Lieutenant –General Ye Myint was asked to reform the institution of the Karen splinter and Mon splinter arm group into Border guard force, one of Karen Patriotic Front officers said.

Lieutenant –General Ye Myint wasn’t appointed to the New Mon State Party (NMSP) thus, NMSP -Malamyime liaison officer said, “I deduce Lieutenant –General Ye Myint will not see the NMSP ladder.”

In the first week of March, the executives (ex) of NMSP president Nia Htaw Mon, vice President Nai Rot Sa, joint secretary Nai Chan Toi, ex- Nai Htar Wa Ra, ex-Nai Ta La Nyi, saw Military security force commander in-chief Lieutenant –General Ye Myint . NMSP leaders stated, “our 6th congress have made it a policy that NMSP will not accept the policies of Border guard force.”

Military security force (MSF) were doing more thorough investigations at the entrance of the town grate and checking all guests in the houses. Which group organized the blast? MSF will follow the case more than usual.
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Six Years after Depayin massacre,Pictures of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s national tour in May 2003, before she was detained again.


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After her freedom from 19 months house arrest on May 6, 2002 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi began her organization trips outside of Rangoon. Her release from house arrest was unconditional and as approved by the SPDC she could freely travel throughout the country. Her first Rangoon precinct trip was to Shwe Pyi Thayar Township NLD head office on 17-5-2002 followed by trips to Daw-bon township NLD head office on 22-5-2002, on 24-5-2002, Kamayut Township NLD head-office, on 13-6-2002, as her fifth trip in Rangoon precinct, she visited Thakayta NLD head office. read all about the massacre


About 100 more parliamentarians from Southeast Asian countries adding their voices to the growing international calls for her release.

More Asean MPs Call for Suu Kyi’s Release

KUALA LUMPUR—Support for Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has stepped up with about 100 more parliamentarians from Southeast Asian countries adding their voices to the growing international calls for her release.

Two Members of Parliament (MPs) from Singapore, Charles Chong and Inderjit Singh, on Friday called for the suspension of Burma from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) due to the Burmese junta’s disregard for Asean’s concerns over Suu Kyi.

Asean diplomat sources confirmed to The Irrawaddy that leading members of the regional bloc such as Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines are seriously considering suspending Burma’s membership if the junta extends Suu Kyi’s detention or sentences her to prison on trumped-up charges.

In Malaysia, 30 MPs on Tuesday joined half a million other signatories on a petition organized by an umbrella group called “Free Burma’s Political Prisoners Now!” Among the politicians was Malaysian opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“Before May 26, only three MPs had signed the petition calling for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and more than 2,100 political prisoners in Burma,” said Ye Min Htun, a Burmese activist based in Kuala Lumpur. “But now, 30 MPs have joined the campaign. I am very surprised.” Continue reading “About 100 more parliamentarians from Southeast Asian countries adding their voices to the growing international calls for her release.”

“We are Facing a Crisis of Constitution,” Suu Kyi Tells Lawyer

Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Thursday, defense lawyer Nyan Win said that Burmese pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi privately told him that the charges against her are invalid as she was charged under the 1975 State Security law, which was annulled by the 2008 constitution.

“We are facing a crisis of constitution, not a constitutional crisis,” she reportedly told him on Thursday.

The lawyer said that Suu Kyi was referring to a 1975 law enacted under the 1974 constitution, which became invalidated when the military seized power in 1988. In addition, under the junta’s “seven-step road map,” the country approved a new constitution in May 2008 by national referendum, which would also invalidate the 1975 act.

Defense witness Kyi Win (no relation to Suu Kyi’s lawyer Kyi Win) echoed Suu Kyi’s sentiments in the courtroom on Thursday, testifying that if the 1974 constitution was still in effect, then the existing constitution was “null and void,” according to a report in the state-run The New Light of Myanmar on Friday.

Kyi Win testified on the ninth day of Suu Kyi’s trial on Thursday. He was the sole witness that the defense team was allowed to call; however, three other defense witnesses were denied the opportunity to testify, although the court gave no reason for their disqualification.

Kyi Win also questioned the junta’s claims that Suu Kyi was responsible for the intruder in her compound on May 3-5, according to The New Light of Myanmar. Continue reading ““We are Facing a Crisis of Constitution,” Suu Kyi Tells Lawyer”

Suu Kyi illness delays trial in Myanmar

Nyan Win, one of Suu Kyi’s lawyers, said the court decided to delay final arguments in the case until June 5. The final hearing was to be held on Monday.

“They did not give us a reason,” he told Reuters.The 63-year-old Suu Kyi was moved from her home to a guest house in Yangon’s notorious Insein Central Prison on May 14 to face charges of violating her house arrest. Only days earlier, she had been treated for low blood pressure and dehydration.

Suu Kyi Urgently Needs Medical Attention: Opposition Party

YANGON, Myanmar — Detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi urgently needs medical attention in the prison where she is being held during her trial, her party said Friday.

A party statement said it was “gravely concerned” about the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s health, saying she cannot sleep well because she suffers from leg cramps.

Suu Kyi, 63, was treated for dehydration and low blood pressure in early May, a few days after an American intruder was arrested for sneaking into her home. The military government has accused her of violating the terms of her house arrest for harboring the American, and if found guilty she could spend up to five years in prison.

In her courtroom appearance Tuesday, Suu Kyi looked pale and weak.

Closing arguments in the trial were rescheduled from next Monday to the following Friday, said Nyan Win, one of Suu Kyi’s lawyers. The reason was not immediately known, and court authorities were not available for comment.

Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday that Suu Kyi, who is being held in a prison “guest house,” is being “provided with adequate health care and she is in good health.” The government earlier said a team of doctors was taking care of her. continue