Myanmar junta accuses Suu Kyi of graft

Myanmar's military junta accused deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday (March 11) of accepting illegal payments.

Spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun said Suu Kyi took payments worth $600,000, as well as gold, while in government, according to complaints made by a former minister that an anti-corruption committee is investigating.

He also said security forces only used force when necessary against demonstrators, but eight people were killed when they opened fire on anti-coup protesters again on Thursday.

One of them was Aye Myat Thu's husband, Chit Min Thu, in the North Dagon district of Yangon.

They had a child and another baby on the way, she says.

"He said it was worth dying for. He was worried about people not joining the protests, so democracy would not return to the country. He was worried about democracy. Now he has passed away. I haven't been able to see his body yet."

Thursday's deaths add to a toll of more than 60 demonstrators killed since the coup of February 1.

That's according to a political prisoners advocacy group.

On Wednesday (March 10), Rights group Amnesty International accused the military of adopting battle tactics and using lethal force against demonstrators.

And the U.N. Security Council condemned the violence and urged the army to show restraint, but it stopped short of calling its actions a coup, due to opposition by China, India, Russia and Vietnam.