Myanmar: Junta “court” begins new Aung San Suu Kyi “trial”

Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“Cambodia’s prime minister has urged Myanmar’s top general to allow a special Southeast Asian envoy access to ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in his strongest call so far for the junta chief to demonstrate commitment to a regional peace process. Hun Sen, this year’s chair of Asean, told Min Aung Hlaing in a video call on Monday that it was crucial the envoy meets all stakeholders in Myanmar, including Suu Kyi.Suu Kyi went on trial on Monday in a new corruption case against her, alleging she took US$550,000 in bribes from a construction magnate. She is charged with two counts under the country’s the Anti-Corruption Act, with each count punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine.” (05/03/22)