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3 Feb 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi charged with possession of illegally imported walkie talkiesĀ 

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The charges from Myanmar’s police seem so trivial that they are almost laughable. But by charging ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi with possession of illegally imported walkie talkies, she faces a possible three-year prison sentence which would bar her from office.

The military government, which seized power in Monday’s coup, is also reported to be investigating what is said was fraud in November’s election. Meanwhile anger at the coup is growing.