Suu Kyi defends 'crony' cash | Bangkok Post: news

News > Asia

Suu Kyi defends 'crony' cash

- +

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.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

3 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments