Myanmar authorities open brand-new corruption cases versus deposed leader Suu Kyi

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Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against deposed leader Suu Kyi

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Myanmar has actually opened brand-new corruption cases versus deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other previous authorities from her federal government, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar stated on Thursday.

The cases are the current of a series brought versus chosen leader Suu Kyi, who was toppled by the army on Feb. 1 in a coup that has actually plunged the Southeast Asian nation into turmoil.

The state paper priced quote the Anti-Corruption Commission as stating the allegations connected to the abuse of land for the charitable Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, which she chaired, along with earlier allegations of accepting cash and gold.

It stated case files had actually been opened versus Suu Kyi and numerous other authorities from the capital Naypyidaw at police headquarters on Wednesday.

“She was found guilty of committing corruption using her rank. So she was charged under Anti-Corruption Law section 55,” the paper stated. That law attends to approximately 15 years in jail for those condemned.

Reuters was not right away able to reach Suu Kyi’s attorneys for remark.

Myanmar’s armed force has actually been fighting on numerous fronts to enforce order given that its Feb. 1 coup versus Aung San Suu Kyi and her elected federal government stimulated across the country demonstrations.Stan Honda / AFP – Getty Images file

Cases Suu Kyi currently dealt with varied from the unlawful belongings of walkie-talkie radios to breaking the Official Secrets Act. Her advocates state the cases are politically encouraged.

The army overthrew Suu Kyi stating her celebration had actually cheated in November elections, an allegation declined by the previous election commission and global screens.

Since then, the army has actually stopped working to develop control.

It deals with everyday demonstrations, strikes that have actually disabled the economy by challengers of the junta, a rash of assassinations and bomb attacks and a revival of disputes in Myanmar’s borderlands.

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