Myanmar brings new corruption charges against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi | Daw Aung San Suu Kyi News

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The popularly elected leader has been under house arrest since the military took over and has faced several other charges.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who ruled Myanmar until the military seized power in a coup in February, is set to face new corruption crimes just days before she is due to face an official trial.

State newspaper Global New Light Of Myanmar said the new allegations complement a number of other accusations, followed the investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission into the Do Khin Zhi Foundation.

“She was found guilty of corruption using her rank,” the statement said. “Thus, she was charged under Article 55 of the Anti-Corruption Law.”

The commission accuses Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, of receiving $ 600,000 and gold from the former chief minister of the Yangon region, as well as violating a number of land and property leases for the foundation she chairs.

The newspaper reports that a number of other officials have also been found guilty of corruption in the issuance of land use permits.

“Yesterday (Wednesday), cases were brought against them in the relevant city police stations,” the statement said.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and senior members of her government were arrested by the military on February 1, when the head of the army, Min Aung Hlaing, seized power and plunged the country, which was slowly moving towards democracy, into a protracted crisis.

The seizure of power by the generals sparked months of demonstrations and a massive movement of civil disobedience that was met with force. More than 850 people were killed in the crackdown, according to the Association for Aid to Political Prisoners, which is monitoring the situation.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has already been charged with a number of crimes, including possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies, violating coronavirus restrictions and violating the country’s colonial-era state secrets law.

She is due to appear in court on Monday.

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