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20 Jan, 2013

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi defends ‘crony’ donations – Hindustan Times

Myanmar pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday defended her party’s controversial decision to accept donations from businessmen close to the former junta for its education fund.

“Let them donate if they donate for good things,” the opposition leader and lower house lawmaker told AFP in the capital Naypyidaw.

“I don’t understand why we cannot accept it. If it’s illegal money, we won’t accept it. If it’s legal money, why not as it’s for a good cause?”

The decision by Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) to take money from “cronies” of the generals who ruled the country with an iron fist for decades has raised eyebrows given her long stand against the regime.

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