Monday, April 24, 2006

What next in Burma?

What next in Burma? Now you can get into strife for "obstructing" an official. It shows up that there are them that's "in" and there are them that "ain't" -- tough luck if you're one of the latter!

And, it seems as if the judgement is a foregone conclusion against the student. Students definitely aren't "in"!!

Democratic Voice of Burma - Burmese student sued for accidentally hitting authority car with a ball:
A Burmese university student from Rangoon South Okkalapa Township was taken to court for playing football in a field by a roadside and accidentally hitting a car driven by a former local authority member.

22-year old Phyo Wai Soe, a third year student from Dagon University, was sued by the owner of the car, Maj. Win Nwe, former Eastern Rangoon District authority secretary, in early April with Act 186, for obstructing an official on duty at South Okkalapa court,- and the trial is due to end this coming week with the sentencing of the defender, according to his friends.

The trial is being presided over personally by South Okkalapa Township court judge Thet Swe Oo, and he promised Win Nwe that he would let him win the case for sure even before the sentence is passed on the defendant. Win Nwe himself has been threateningly bragged to people that students need to be taught harsh lessons so that they know their place, according to local residents. (emphasis added)

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