AS BURMA SHOW TRIAL DRAWS TO A CLOSE
The 64-year-old Nobel Peace laureate faces a jail term of five years over a bizarre incident in which an American man, named Yettaw, swam uninvited to her lakeside house. Yettaw is charged as an accomplice in violating the terms of Suu Kyi's house arrest and could also be sent to prison for five years. He has pleaded not guilty, and explained in court his aim had been to warn Suu Kyi because he feared she would be assassinated. She is widely expected to be convicted, although there has been speculation she may serve her sentence under house arrest rather than in jail.
Suu Kyi emerged as a democracy icon during a popular uprising in 1988 that the military — which has ruled since 1962 — brutally suppressed. Her party won national elections in 1990, but Myanmar's generals refused to relinquish power. Critics say the trial is part of a plan to keep Aung San Suu Kyi in jail during next year's election. Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said she expects the outcome of her trial will be "painfully obvious" when judges deliver their verdict on Friday. International pressure to release Suu Kyi has been mounting. At a meeting of southeast Asian nations in Thailand, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke on Suu Kyi's behalf.
Srila A.C. BV Swami Prabhupada:
"The Srimad Bhagavatam - Purport in Canto 2 - Chapter 10 - Verses 37-40"