She’s calm and brave: Beautiful and Powerful
May 26, 2009
She came straight into the court room in this afternoon. She, who will turn 64 on next June 19, is still beautiful and looks strong.
She is Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who is current on trail at special court inside Burmese notorious Insein prison after accepted an American called John William Yattaw, 53, for one night at her home, which is at the bank of the famous Inya lake, at the University Avenue Road of Rangoon.
I was just amazed that everybody, that means diplomats, employees for Rangoon based Embassies and journalists, stood up when the lady came into the courtroom today trial.
She wore Soft-maroon color blouse and Dark-maroon color cotton hta mei (looks like sarong) in which while crossed line was rounded up. She looks calm and brave, in the other words: beautiful and powerful.
‘’She looks a little bit weak,’’ a diplomat said. ‘’If you compare with her last week looks like’’.
She did not pay attention to crowd, but went straight to her lawyer Nyan Win. He gave her an application and she started to read it with her yellowish brown plastic glasses which she carried out from her black purse. I never saw her with glasses. She looks nicer with it. And also I think that she wears mike-up a little bit today.
‘’I really wanted to worship her when I saw her,’’ said a middle age journalist. Many people in Burma love her so much because they feel deeply that she’s very lovely strong lady and she can do better for them. She’s a dughter of late Burmese Independent leader General Aung San, who tried to gain Independece from the British, but assasinated in July 19, 1947, a few months before Burma gained Independent from the British.
She read the paper and talked with lawyer Nyan Win for almost ten minutes and then the two judges came inside.
Just before the judges came in and before she took her seat she greeted to the diplomats in the courtroom. What I just heard from her lips was ‘’thank you very much for coming today’’. Her voice was soft but clear.
The weather was cloudy and humid in this afternoon so it’s hot in the court room. Daw Su took her handkerchief from her purse which is white color and weave her little sweat on her cheek.
After the judges sat on the bench Nyan gave his application to the court behalf of his client and mentioned that he needed to discuss with his client before the lady’s testimony today because they two, the lady and the lawyers in the trial, never got the chance after the prosecutors sued her.
I was not sure about what the judge said but looked like objection for this afternoon and started to ask Daw Aung San Suu Kyi by judge Nyi Nyi Soe. Another judge sat togetther with Nyi, so there were two district judges court.
She said to the court that there was no guard in her compound while Mr. Yattaw came inside her compound and said that she was not sure that any guard outside of her compound at that time.
She also answered that she did not inform to the guard after she saw Mr. Yattaw when the judge asked whether she informed to them.
She also complaint to the judge that the choice of words sometimes when the judge recorded her answers to the court typist, for example, she said she did not invite to Mr. Yattaw to talk to her, but she said that she talked with him for a while. The judge tried to record like she accepted to talk with him, but she also wanted the judge like what she answered.
The judge Nyi asked her about thirty minutes and then finished, no crossed questions to her from both prosecutors and her lawyers today. After finished this session today, Daw Su and her lawyer Nyan Win made a big smile.
The judge read what the lady just answered to him after the typist gave him the papers. And asked the lady that is that right what you just testified, and the lady said ‘’yes’’.
Daw Aung San Su Kyi and her lawyers look satisfied for today session. She smiled and greeted again to the diplomats and journalists before she went back to her building inside Insein prison. She said ‘’it’s very happy to see you’’.
No camera and recorder allowed to the court. Twenty six diplomats and UN officers and 25 journalists attended today session.
After Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left the court, the diplomats and journalist also left the courtroom but the judges carried on Mr. Yattaw’s case. I did not stay anymore and came back.
I feel very happy to see Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. It’s the first time to see her in person. She might not know that I was there today, but I won’t forget her smile and calm and beauty. Who knows what will happen next to her and to Burma. The court will order on her in first week of June, I think. But what I just felt today was that I could see the lady’s heart and could guess why the people like her so much.
This morning Burmese police forces’ informational director Myint Thein said that the government thought that to release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of Burmese National Leader General Aung San, just before Mr. Yattaw came to her house. Because she’s already in prinson for six years even thought the government can detain her another six months. But unfortunately now they, the government, must sue her because of her acceptance of him. According to the 1974 constitutional law number 3, the government have the right to detain her next six months until 27, November 2009. But her party, National League for Democracy (NLD), claimed that 1974 constitution was already expired after the junta took power in 1988.