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Suu Kyi's party spokesperson detained
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Suu Kyi's party spokesperson detained
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Nay Pyi Taw, March 19 (TIWN) The main spokesperson for Myanmar's former de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy (NLD) has been detained, a party member said on Friday.

A news reader said the businessman has been found guilty of bribery and that the country's anti-corruption commission is investigating.  After Suu Kyi was dislodged by the February 1 coup, the military has piled on charges against her, from illegally importing walkie-talkies to sowing disorder by inducing others to commit offences against the state to mishandling the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.  The coup was staged as the military alleged massive voting fraud in the 2020 general elections, which NLD win a majority of seats in both houses of parliament.  In response to the coup, Myanmar has witnessed continued protests demanding the release of the former de facto leader and other senior officials, as well as restoring the democratically elected government.

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