Myanmar junta kills ten more protesters



At least ten people protesting the military’s coup were shot dead by Myanmar’s security forces on Thursday.

According to reports, they reported six deaths in Myaing, and one each in Yangon, Mandalay, Bago and Taungoo.

The military took extreme steps just hours after the UN Security Council condemned the violence against the peaceful protesters and had appealed to stop using lethal force, which is a crime against humanity.

The military also lodged a new allegation against leader Aung San Suu Kyi, alleging that in 2017-18 she was illegally given USD 600,000 and gold bars by a political ally.

Military spokesperson Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun said that former Yangon Division chief minister Phyo Min Thein had admitted giving the money and gold to Suu Kyi but presented no evidence.

“We have verified those facts several times. Now the anti-corruption committee is continuing the investigation,” he said.

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