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The popularly elected leader has been under house arrest since the military took power and has faced a number of other charges.

Aung San Suu Kyi, who led Myanmar until the military took power in a coup in February, will face more corruption charges just days before she is formally put on trial. .

The state-run Global New Light Of Myanmar said the new allegations, based on a chain of other fees, following the Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation into the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation.

The newspaper said: “She was found guilty of committing corruption by using her rank. “So she was charged under the Anti-Corruption Act section 55.”

The commission accused Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, of receiving $600,000 and gold from the former Yangon region minister, and of wrongful conduct over certain land and property leases for the foundation she worked for. chairman.

Several other officials were also found guilty of corruption in the issuance of land use permits, the newspaper said.

“Case files were opened against them at the respective town police stations yesterday (Wednesday),” the newspaper said.

Aung San Suu Kyi and senior members of her government were arrested by the military on February 1 as Army Commander Min Aung Hlaing came to power and pushed a country moving towards democracy in a protracted crisis.

The generals’ takeover of power prompted months-long protests and a mass civil disobedience movement, which was opposed by force. More than 850 people have been killed in the crackdown, according to the Association to Support Political Prisoners, which is monitoring the situation.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with a range of charges including possessing unlicensed radios, restricting a floating coronavirus and violating the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

She is will go to trial on Monday.



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