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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi faces most serious corruption charge yet


Myanmar's military authorities have charged deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption, the most serious charge laid against her to date.


Ms Suu Kyi is accused of accepting cash and gold in bribes, and faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.


She faces six other charges relating to alleged illegal imports of walkie-talkies and inciting public unrest.


The former state counsellor was arrested on 1 February when the military seized power in a coup.


She has since been held under house arrest, and little has been seen or heard of her apart from brief court appearances.


A press release by the military council on Thursday said Ms Suu Kyi had accepted $600,000 (£425,000) in bribes and seven pieces of gold.

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