Suu Kyi defends 'crony' cash
- Published: 18 Jan 2013 at 18.45
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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday defended her party's controversial decision to accept donations from businessmen close to the former military junta for its education fund.
"If it's legal money, why not [accept it] as it's for a good cause?" is Aung San Suu Kyi's response to her critics.
The issue has highlighted the Nobel Peace laureate's dilemma of how closely to work with members of the former junta and their associates as the country emerges from almost half a century of military rule.
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