Wednesday, August 12, 2009


The Joke’s on Junta ‘Baba gyi’
~The Irrawaddy

~Moments after the judges had vacated the courtroom after handing down a three-year sentence with hard labor to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the regime’s Home Minister Maj-Gen Maung Oo entered stage left and addressed the courtroom.
Reading a prepared statement from Than Shwe,
the minister for home affairs said that as Suu Kyi was the daughter of national independence hero, Aung San, the junta chief had decided “to exercise leniency upon her.”
A foreign staffer with an NGO in Rangoon said that when the news was read out on TV in the restaurant where he was sitting, people smirked. “It was amazing that it actually came on TV and everyone got a chance to hear it first-hand,” he said. “Everybody laughed when the TV presenter said that Than Shwe himself had granted a reduction of her sentence.”
Speaking to The Irrawaddy, a Rangoon housewife said,
“Than Shwe has obviously watched a lot of Chinese soap operas. Maybe he wants to be like the benevolent ‘people’s judge’ in Manchu dynasty episodes.”

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