Ousted Myanmar chief faces new corruption expenses that her lawyer slams as ‘absurd’ | CBC Information

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New corruption circumstances have been opened towards Myanmar’s deposed chief Aung San Suu Kyi and different former officers from her authorities, the state-run World New Mild of Myanmar stated on Thursday.

The circumstances are the newest of a collection introduced towards elected chief Suu Kyi, 75, who was overthrown by the military on Feb. 1 in a coup that has plunged the Southeast Asian nation into chaos.

The state newspaper quoted the Anti-Corruption Fee as saying the accusations associated to the misuse of land for the charitable Daw Khin Kyi Basis, which she chaired, as nicely as earlier accusations of accepting cash and gold.

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It stated case recordsdata had been opened towards Suu Kyi and a number of different officers from the capital Naypyidaw at police stations on Wednesday.

“She was discovered responsible of committing corruption utilizing her rank. So she was charged underneath Anti-Corruption Legislation part 55,” the paper stated. These discovered responsible can resist 15 years in jail. 

Lawyer calls expenses ‘absurd’

The lead lawyer for Suu Kyi in a number of different circumstances stated that so far as he was conscious, the corruption investigations have been persevering with and weren’t earlier than any courtroom. He described the accusations as “absurd.” 

“She may need defects however private greed and corruption will not be her traits. Those that accuse her of greed and corruption are spitting in the direction of the sky,” Khin Maung Zaw stated in a message to Reuters.

The Daw Khin Kyi Basis was arrange within the title of her late mom to assist develop training, well being and welfare in Myanmar.

Circumstances Suu Kyi already confronted ranged from the unlawful possession of walkie-talkie radios to breaking the Official Secrets and techniques Act. Her supporters say the circumstances are politically motivated.

Anti-coup protesters march alongside a road in Yangon, Myanmar on April 24, 2021. (The Related Press)

The military overthrew Suu Kyi in January this 12 months, saying her celebration had cheated in November elections, an accusation rejected by the earlier election fee and worldwide screens. 

Since then, the military has failed to ascertain management. It faces day by day protests, strikes which have paralyzed the economic system by opponents of the junta, a rash of assassinations and bomb assaults and a resurgence of conflicts in Myanmar’s borderlands.

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