Myanmar coup regime charges Suu Kyi with dubious 'walkie-talkie' charge

A Myanmar coup court has charged ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi with a dubious charge of breaching an import and export law by allegedly trading with walkie talkies, a spokesperson from her National League for Democracy (NLD) said Wednesday. The charges come days after the military staged a lightning coup, detaining Suu Kyi and Myanmar president Win Myint, and the army chief General Min Aung Hlaing was granted “legislative, judicial and executive powers”. The swift power seizure effectively returns a nation at the edge of democracy to direct military rule. Since Monday’s putsch, party members …

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