© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi attends the twenty second ASEAN Plus Three Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa/File Picture (Reuters) -New corruption instances have been opened in opposition to Myanmar’s deposed chief Aung San Suu Kyi and different former officers from her authorities, the state-run
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi attends the twenty second ASEAN Plus Three Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa/File Picture
(Reuters) -New corruption instances have been opened in opposition to Myanmar’s deposed chief Aung San Suu Kyi and different former officers from her authorities, the state-run International New Gentle of Myanmar stated on Thursday.
The instances are the most recent of a collection introduced in opposition to 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, in addition to earlier accusations of accepting cash and gold.
It stated case information had been opened in opposition to Suu Kyi and several other 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 beneath Anti-Corruption Legislation part 55,” the paper stated. That regulation offers for as much as 15 years in jail for these discovered responsible.
The lead lawyer for Suu Kyi in a number of different instances stated that so far as he was conscious the corruption investigations had been persevering with and weren’t earlier than any court docket.
He described the accusations as “absurd”.
“She might need defects however private greed and corruption usually are not 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, over which Suu Kyi is accused, was arrange within the title of her late mom to assist develop schooling, well being and welfare in Myanmar.
Instances 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 instances are politically motivated.
The military overthrew Suu Kyi saying her occasion had cheated in November elections, an accusation rejected by the earlier election fee and worldwide displays.
Since then, the military has failed to determine management. It faces each day protests, strikes which have paralysed the financial system by opponents of the junta, a rash of assassinations and bomb assaults and a resurgence of conflicts in Myanmar’s borderlands.
A navy airplane crashed on Thursday close to Myanmar’s second-biggest metropolis of Mandalay, killing 12 individuals, town’s hearth service stated. There was no instant indication that the crash was associated to the disaster.
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