Aung San Suu Kyi pressed with new allegations

  • In a broadcasting on state television, a Myanmar construction magnate with links to military rulers came forward with new information stating that he personally gave more than half a million dollars in cash to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • The statement made by Maung Waik could pave the way for more serious charges again the leader who has been detained since the military took over on 1st February while security forces increasingly use lethal force against a popular uprising demanding the restoration of democratically elected leaders.

  • The military had already alleged Ms. Suu Kyi of corruption, saying that she received $600,000 plus gold bars by a political ally. President Win Myint and Ms. Suu Kyi have been charged with inciting unrest, possession of walkie-talkies and violating a pandemic order limiting public gatherings.

  • The allegations are being investigated by the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission and it has vowed to act against Ms. Suu Kyi under the Anti-Corruption law.

  • An arrest warrant has been issued by the court for the country’s UN ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun on charges of treason. The charge was based on his remark on 26th February at UN headquarter, in which he condemned the coup and appealed for the strongest possible action from the international community to restore democracy in his country.


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