Burmese Construction Magnate Accuses Aung Suu Kyii with Bribery

Ousted Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi was charged with bribery after a local construction magnate accused her of accepting money under the table,

Say Paing Construction Co. chairman Maung Weik claimed on public television that he paid $550,000 to Suu Kyi at her residence in four batches from 2018 to 2020 April as grease money.

According to Weik, he gave $100,000  Suu Kyi in 2018 for a charitable foundation named after her mother, $150,000 in 2019 for no reason, $50,000 last February, and $250,000 in April, again with no reason why.

Weik is a known ally and associate of the junta and has previously been convicted of drug trafficking.

Despite his claims, there were no alleged witnesses to his transactions with Suu Kyi. 

Suu Kyi also faces corruption charges, inciting unrest, possession of walkie-talkies, and violating a pandemic order limiting public gatherings.

Myanmar’s Anti-Corruption Commission announced that it was investigating the allegations and vowed to take action against Suu Kyi under the Anti-Corruption Law.

Suu Kyi’s lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw, defended that the accusations against his client were groundless. 

Currently, the junta has prevented Suu Kyi from meeting with her legal team, while her March 15 hearing was delayed due to internet outages. 

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