Myanmar’s deposed government leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has now also been accused of corruption.
The new rulers in her country have distributed a recording of a businessman who claims to have given 550,000 dollars to her and other top figures to do good business. According to her lawyer, the allegations are based on nothing.
Last week, a spokesman for the military junta said an arrested regional officer stated that he had given more than half a million euros and ten kilos of gold to Aung San Suu Kyi.
The military seized power on February 1 and has since then bloodied down mass protests against the coup. It is estimated that at least two hundred people were killed. Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, was arrested during the coup and is being held in an unknown place.
She has previously been accused of, among other things, illegally importing walkie-talkies, violating corona measures, using illegal communication devices, and instilling fear and panic.
The allegations of corruption seem more severe and could potentially prevent Aung San Suu Kyi from returning to politics in the eyes of those in power. It is not yet clear what kind of punishments the prosecutors intend.