This video call was done at a police station in Zabu Thiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw and was the first time that Daw Aung San Su Kyi was able to meet with a lawyer from her defense team.
“She is healthy. Amay (Mother) looks healthy and her skin complexion looks good. She was talking to me with a smile. She wishes everyone good health; she says that she is thankful for everyone,” says Attorney Daw Min Min Soe.
Daw Min Min Soe added that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi consents to having defense attorneys and that she has requested the authorities to allow her to meet with her lawyers in person.
Although there are seven attorneys involved in the State Counsellor’s defense, only the two younger attorneys, U Yu Ya Chit and Daw Min Min Soe, have received the power of attorney.
As more charges have been added against the State Counsellor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is concerned that the two younger attorneys might not be able to handle her defense, says Daw Min Min Soe.
"She asked whether the two of us are okay because the charges are being piled on. So I told her that we, as part of Sayar U Khin Maung Zaw's group had applied for power for her to see. She did say those submissions but she wasn't able to know what the party (NLD) had arranged so she picked the two of us. She asked who else we wanted our the team and so I recommended U Khin Maung Zaw, Daw San Marlar Nyunt, U Kyi Win, U Aung Kyaw Soe, U Yu Ya Chit and myself for the team. I also asked her to approve prior applicants so she allowed it. She even looked to the side to speak (to someone) that she allows attorney power to all of these people and for it to be recorded," said Daw Min Min Soe.
The State Counsellor is currently being charged with 4 articles at Zabu Thiri Township’s Court. These charges include the Natural Disaster Law Article 25, Export Import Law Article 8, Communication Law Article 67, and Article 505 (B).
Published : April 01, 2021
By : Eleven Media/ANN