Police charges against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Deposed Burmese leader, Aung Sun Kyi has been charged for importing illegal equipment. She and former president Myint are being remanded in a secret location. 

Ms. Aung Sun Kyi charged for illegal possession of communication equipment 

Following the unfortunate events in Myanmar on Monday, the police in the country have charged detained leader Aung San Suu for various offenses. She was charged with other politicians for various import and export offenses. 

Ms. Aung will be in police custody till 16th February according to official police documents made available. She was also charged for having illegal communication appliances. Where Ms. Aung has been detained is still a secret, however, Police sources say she is held at her house in the country’s capital. Removed President Win Myint will also be charged for violating laws that banned large gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Myint will also be in police custody for three weeks. There has been no word from both leaders since the coup on Monday. The Burmese coup which was orchestrated by General Ming Aung Hlaing saw the emergence of new government officials who will act throughout the one-year state of emergency. 

Burmese military officers justify coup 

The Burmese army has justified the coup by saying government officials participated in large-scale electoral frauds during last year's election in the country which Ms. Sun Party (NLD) won. 

These allegations can be seen in the first initial report which documented that Government officials led by the leader illegally imported communication devices for Electoral malpractices. President Min was accused of meeting with his large supporters in a 200- presidential motorcade breaching the nation's Covid-19 rule.

These allegations are laughable at best trivial. For 35 years the Burmese military has tried to reduce Sung's popularity because they believe she is a threat to their activities. Many activists, in the country including healthy officials and trade unions, have called for a service boycott in protest of the coup.