The leader of the ousted Myanmar government, Aung San Suu Kyi, is now accused of corruption. More specifically, the former head of the civilian government is accused of receiving “$600,000 and several kilograms of gold” as bribes.
The Official Gazette reported that The new world light of Myanmar Thursday. She is also being sued for misuse of land for the Daw Khin Kee Foundation, which she heads.
Aung San Suu Kyi was convicted of corrupt acts by abusing her position. Therefore, she was charged under Article 55 of the Anti-Corruption Law.”
“The allegations are absurd,” said one of her lawyers, Khin Maung Zaw. “The goal is to keep her away from the political scene and damage her reputation.”
The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate was arrested on the morning of 1 February and already faces several charges, including illegal possession of radios, inciting public disorder and violating human rights law.
If convicted, she could be denied political life and could face years in prison. Trials are already scheduled in the capital, Naypyidaw, the first of which will be held on June 14.
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