Myanmar’s military rulers have accused the ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi of illegally accepting $600,000 (£430,000) and gold.

The allegation is the strongest yet levelled by the military since it overthrew the country’s democratic leadership although no evidence was provided for the charge.

Also accused of corruption are detained President Win Myint and several cabinet ministers.

Ms Suu Kyi has been held for the past five weeks in an undisclosed location and faces several charges including causing fear and alarm, illegally possessing radio equipment, and breaking Covid-19 restrictions.

BBC