Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Faces Fresh Graft Charges
Jun. 10, 2021
The military junta has imposed fresh corruption charges against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi as confirmed by State media.
According to the country’s Anticorruption Commission, the leader received gold and up to 600,000 US dollars from Yangon's former minister as reported by local media.
The commission continued by accusing Aung of constructing a building to house her found Daw Khin Kyi in addition to leasing 1.8 acres of land thus abusing her power.
The hearing which is set to resume on June 14th attracts a jail sentence of up to 15-years if she is found guilty of abusing her powers. The matter is still with the Anticorruption court.
Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested on February 1st together with several other government leaders who together are accused of a number of violations including breaking COVID-19 measures.
They are also accused of illegal purchase of walkie-talkies and revelations of government secrets before the military took over causing demonstrations across the country.
The demonstrations in Myanmar are reported to have caused the death of about 586 locals as the police are accused of using excessive force to calm down the charged crowds.