Aung San Suu Kyi accused of taking $600,000 and gold

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

12th Mar, 2021. 11:30 am
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Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been accused of illegally taking 11kg of gold and $600,000.

No evidence has been provided yet and an MP from her party has denied the claims.

The former chief minister of Yangon, Phyo Mien Thein said has made the accusation. The minister has said that he had given her the payments, junta spokesman Brig Gen Zaw Min Tun said. He added that the anti-corruption committee was investigating.

 However, Aye Ma Ma Myo, an MP from Suu Kyi’s party, told the international news source, “It is no longer uncommon to see slander against politicians and efforts to crush the party while innocent young people are killed in public.”

Moreover, President Win Myint and several cabinet ministers have been accused of corruption by Gen Zaw Min Tun.

On the other hand, Thomas Andrews told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Myanmar was currently being “controlled by a murderous, illegal regime” which was likely perpetrating “widespread” and “systematic” killings, torture, and persecution.

It is pertinent to mention that security forces have killed at least seven more people. The death toll has reached 70. 

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