Myanmar Junta Accuses Aung Suu Kyi of Taking Bribes

Myanmar junta spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, claimed during a news conference that state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi had accepted illegal payments worth US$600,000 as well as gold during her time in the government.

Tun they are already questioning various people about the allegations and that President Win Myint and several cabinet ministers had also engaged in illicit dealings after a complaint was filed.

The new complaint against Suu Kyi was filed by Phyo Min Thein, Yangon’s former chief minister.

Suu Kyi already has four criminal charges of including owning unregistered radios, operating communications equipment without a license, violating COVID-19 protocols by holding public gatherings, and attempting to incite public unrest.

The allegations against Suu Kyi started with the alleged vote-rigging during last November’s general election, where Suu Kyi’s party, the NLD won which the junta used to justify their coup.

An official from Suu Kyi’s party has also recently died in custody following alleged torture,

“Zaw Myat Lynn, who was head of an educational institute, was announced dead today from injuries consistent with torture following an arbitrary nighttime raid,” announced Watchdog group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP.)

Lynn is the second official to die in custody after the junta started rounding up NLD members including Suu Kyi after the coup started.

It is still unknown how Suu Kyi is doing under detention or if she has been treated humanely. 

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