Myanmar’s Aung Suu Kyi faces most serious charge yet – BBC News

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    Military authorities in Myanmar have charged Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption, the most serious charge laid against her so far.

    Deposed leader 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.

    Ms Suu Kyi was arrested on 1 February when the military seized power in a coup, and has since been held on house arrest.

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    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

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