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  • Now let's go to Myanmar, where the military government has accused Aung Sang Suu Kyi, whose government was overthrown in the coup, of accepting an illegal payment of $600,000 an allegation that they could potentially used to end her political career.

  • Ms.

  • Suki has overwhelmingly defeated the military government in every election since democracy was restored in Myanmar 10 years ago.

  • Here's the moment they made those allegations, former Yangon regional minister Phone, 19, said he himself gave Ang San Souci 600,000 U.

  • S.

  • Dollars and 7 kg of gold between December 2017 and March 2018.

  • Well, meanwhile, at least seven people are now confirmed to have died in the protests today.

  • Amnesty International has said there is evidence the military is using battlefield weaponry to carry out predetermined killings.

  • Thin lay Wind is a Burmese journalist based in Room who's been following the events.

  • I asked her what she makes of the military's corruption allegations.

  • These charges are not unexpected.

  • Since day one, we've expected that you know the army or the hunter is going to try whatever way they can to try and decimate the NLD and Johnson Suki like you said, Um, they talked about the import export license over her walkie talkies.

  • Originally the coup.

  • You know, the justification for the coup was that there was widespread electoral fraud, and now this is being charged at.

  • I mean, it's ridiculous.

  • Even if that was true, that is not an excuse for a coup.

  • A lot of people's take is that what they're trying to do is to decimate the NLD as well as Johnson suits his political career because, like you just said when, you know they have absolutely zero chance the military and its proxy political party to win any elections as long as the NLD runs in these elections, well, they say that they are on the path to democracy, that there is an election that they are planning.

  • They've also said the international community needs to keep out of our internal affairs.

  • How do you respond to that?

  • Because when you look at the response from the international community, they've they've issued some sanctions.

  • They've put out some statements condemning it.

  • But frankly, there are many reports and many people within Myanmar who say they feel alone.

  • Oh, absolutely.

  • You know, I'm still in touch with a lot of my friends and former colleagues, and they feel extremely frustrated and questioned.

  • You know, what is it going to take for the international community to actually take any kind of action that will make the military stop and listen?

  • Because remember these charges against you know this this against your suit about the illegal payments, Um, came just hours after the United Nations Security Council statement which condemned the violence.

  • Since then, there has been more killings.

  • So, you know, we've also seen all these footages and images in the last week of protesters being shot and killed.

  • You know, neighborhoods all around the country being terrorized that does not look to me like a country on the path of democracy.

  • Of course, the military has always always maintained that anything that happens in the country is, uh, an internal issue and that they are the guardians of the democracy and constitution.

  • But they have also proved time and again that that is just not true.

  • And amnesty has now put out this report saying there's extensive evidence of systematic and premeditated killings.

  • Uh, the BBC had some exclusive reports yesterday with police who had defected and said that they were ordered to shoot at protesters every day.

  • It feels like the situation is getting more bloody, more brutal.

  • It doesn't feel like an exaggeration when these demonstrators, journalists covering the stories, say that we go out every day risking our lives.

  • Oh, it's absolutely you're absolutely right.

  • You know, the escalation has gotten so much worse in the last couple of days, and, you know, like you said, the Amnesty said that you know, the hunter has deployed, you know, Batorfi weaponry.

  • But I want to make it clear that there are no two sides to this.

  • It has been extremely one sided so far.

  • The violence.

  • This is not a war zone or a battlefield.

  • It is a massacre.

  • It's a slaughter against unarmed protesters by the security forces.

Now let's go to Myanmar, where the military government has accused Aung Sang Suu Kyi, whose government was overthrown in the coup, of accepting an illegal payment of $600,000 an allegation that they could potentially used to end her political career.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/11
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