New corruption cases have been opened against Myanmar’s deposed chief Aung San Suu Kyi and different former officers from her authorities, the state-run World New Gentle of Myanmar stated on Thursday.
The cases are the most recent of a sequence introduced against elected chief Suu Kyi, who was overthrown by the military on February 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 properly as earlier accusations of accepting cash and gold.
It stated case information had been opened against 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 Regulation part 55,” the paper stated.
That legislation offers for as much as 15 years in jail for these discovered responsible.
Reuters was not instantly in a position to attain Suu Kyi’s attorneys for remark.
Cases 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 cases are politically motivated.
The military overthrew Suu Kyi saying her social gathering had cheated in November elections, an accusation rejected by the earlier election fee and worldwide screens.
Since then, the military has failed to determine management.
It faces every 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.