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Myanmar's military files new corruption charge against Suu Kyi

By :Reuters
Published : Dec 01, 2021 12:39:00 AM | World

Myanmar's military government has filed a new corruption charge against deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and former President Win Myint, state-run broadcaster MRTV reported on Tuesday.

The new charge relates to the purchase and rental of a helicopter and falls under the anti-corruption law, violations of which are punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Suu Kyi, 76, was ousted in the February coup and faces nearly a dozen cases against her including incitement and violations of Covid-19 protocols. She has rejected all the charges to date.

A spokesperson for Myanmar's military government did not respond to calls from Reuters seeking comment. Suu Kyi's lawyers, who have been issued with a gag order in relation to the cases, did not have comment.