Myanmar’s Anti-Corruption Commission accuses Suu Kyi of taking bribes
International Desk: The anti-corruption commission in military-ruled Myanmar says ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has abused her position and taken bribes to take advantage of a real estate deal. The government-controlled media reported this on Thursday. Suu Kyi’s lawyers had earlier denied the allegations when the military government first raised the issue three months ago. The military overthrew the democratically elected government in February.
Proponents of Suu Kyi say the allegations are politically motivated and aimed at tarnishing her image and justifying the military’s seizure of power. The people of Myanmar are unhappy with the coup and voted overwhelmingly for Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy in the last general election. Suu Kyi could be barred from running in the next election if convicted of any crime. The junta has claimed that it will hold fresh elections within two or three years next year but has a long history of promising to hold elections for the country’s military and not doing so again. Suu Kyi has been accused of spreading information that could have caused unrest since the February coup. He is also facing charges of violating the Natural Disaster Management Act to break restrictions related to the Corona epidemic during the 2020 election campaign.
He is also accused of violating the official Colonial State Act. According to a report published in Myanmar’s official newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar on Thursday, complaints were lodged in the concerned police stations on Wednesday based on the probe by the Anti-Corruption Commission. Government television m. R. T. Also. Similar reports have been made by other media organizations. Suu Kyi has been charged under Section 55 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, the report said. Suu Kyi and her party lawyer Ki Win said her legal team would discuss the matter with Suu Kyi when they hear the next charges in the next court.
The Anti-Corruption Commission found that Suu Kyi illegally took a ਰਿਸ਼ 600,000 bribe and seven gold bars from the former Yangon region chief minister, according to a report on Thursday. It also alleges that Suu Kyi abused her position to obtain rental property from the market for a charitable foundation named after her mother.