Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be charged with new corruption charges from the country's military junta. The Military has already issued several criminal charges against the her since she was detained alongside top political allides last month, including owning unlicensed walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions.
The Military broadcaster Myawady aired a video on Wednesday night of a Myanmar businessman confessing that he gave her a total of $550,000 over several years. Maung Weik also confessed of donating money to senior government figures for the good of his business.
During the broadcast, an announcer said "Aung San Suu Kyi committed corruption and (authorities) are preparing to charge her according to anti-corruption law."
Infact, this is not the first time corruption allegations have been lodged against her. A junta spokesman last week alleged that a now-detained chief minister had admitted to giving her $600,000 and more than 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of gold bars.
Suu Kyi's lawyer Khin Maung Zaw slammed the allegations saying, "Those accusations are groundless and illogical, Aung San Suu Kyi may have her defects... but bribery and corruption are not her traits."