Myanmar military airs on TV allegations of bribery against Suu Kyi

FILE PHOTO: A person holds a picture of leader Aung San Suu Kyi as Myanmar citizens protest against the military coup in front of the UN office in Bangkok, Thailand February 22, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

(Reuters) - Myanmar’s ruling military on Tuesday showed video testimony at a televised news conference of a former top Yangon official alleging corruption by ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, including receiving cash, gold bars and silk.

The military showed video testimony of former Yangon chief minister Phyo Min Thein saying he visited Suu Kyi multiple times and gave her money “whenever needed”. It also showed a mayor of Naypyitaw alleging her National League for Democracy party had committed electoral fraud by inventing voters, including in one township tripling the number.

Reporting by Reuters Staff; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Ed Davies