A message to Mr. John Yettaw
A message to Mr. John Yettaw
by Mizzima News
Friday, 21 August 2009 13:04
Dear Mr. John Yettaw,
How are you doing? I hope you are better and ready for a good rest at your home, sweet home. I am glad you were released.
You may not have heard yet about the many speculations of your trial – which ranges from a story that you intentionally collaborated in this because Daw Aung San Suu Kyi did not accept your first uninvited attempt to visit in November 2008. Or you were innocent at first and then systematically put into the act of conspiracy.
Many wonder at the way you got the visa from the country where your name is believed to be listed in police records due to suspicions over your first trip. You told Daw Aung San Suu Kyi that you swam across the lake in the dark in order to avoid anyone from seeing you. It is a huge lake and not easy to negotiate especially in the dark.
To neutralize these rumours, I would love to read if you or any of your associates can write a true story about both your trips, or just the second one. It would be very interesting and helpful if you could tell us how many people you met and got help throughout your trip from the very beginning, before you left your country. That may help everyone understand things a little better.
The country is being ruled by the regime since 1962 and we have been brutally treated till now. Thanks to internet technology now a days, we have received close attention from the outside world. Your individual action or cooperation with the regime will not create any misunderstanding between the Burmese people and the Americans or anybody.
I congratulate Mr. Jim Webb for being able to point out how Mr. Veto China is sucking neighbouring Burma’s economic blood so greedily. He saved you from being used or abused by the regime. However, Mr. Jim Webb’s mission to save you should not be given credit in the same way as that of Mr. Bill Clinton last month with North Korea for two American journalists.
I should let you know that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi stands as a good mother for our country. She has been, and will guide us to better lives. She must be released from house arrest as soon as possible so Burma has a chance to listen to her valuable speeches and advices, before it is too late. Do not forget that she won a landslide victory in the 1990 elections.
However, the regime is putting the same wine in a new bottle. She would have been hidden from the public one way or the other even if you did not visit. That’s what the regime has been doing to her. Her life was at risk in Depayin.
Mr. John Yettaw, if you too “really want to use your liberty to promote ours”, please share your experience with us.
Note: This post is the full copy from Mizzima for those inside Burma who cannot reach the original website.