Thomas Bell from The Telegraph has an informative report updating us on what motivated John Yettaw to swim across Inya Lake to Aung San Suu Kyi’s compound. If you haven’t been following the news you might not know that as a consequence she is now on trial for breaching the terms of her house arrest. According to Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer, during Yettaw’s three-hour testimony he claimed to have been “sent by God”.

Many religions sign up to the notion that God works in mysterious ways. Has Yettaw answered Than Shwe’s prayers? Or is a higher power now preparing to intervene?