Five new cases involving a deported leader deciding, purchasing and repairing a helicopter used by his government.
Myanmar’s military-based government has filed five new corruption cases against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi over renting and buying a helicopter, an official said.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who was arrested since taking office last February, is already on trial on five other corruption charges. Everyone is sentenced to up to 15 years in prison and fined.
Suu Kyi was re-arrested and sentenced to six years in prison found guilty of importing and possessing walkie talkies and violation of coronavirus inhibitors.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
The military government has denied the allegations.
“No one is above the law. “I can only say that he will be tried according to the law,” said Major General Zaw Min Tun, who was asked about the matter at a press conference on Friday.
Seizure of military power barred Aung San Suu Kyi and his National League for Democracy party from re-establishing five years in power.
The military has been accused of rigging the November 2020 general election, but independent observers have said there is no evidence of this.
The seizure was met with widespread protests, and Myanmar is now packed with people to reject military might.
According to Myanmar’s human rights organization, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, at least 1,469 people have been killed and more than 11,500 have been imprisoned since February 1 last year.
The five new cases relate to the rental, purchase and repair of a helicopter, said a forensic lawyer who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to disclose information.
State media announced in December that Suu Kyi is Win Myint, a former president in his government, will be tried in accordance with the Anti-Bribery Act on renting a helicopter.
Myanmar’s state-of-the-art Global New Light reports that the Anti-Corruption Commission found that they had misused their power and had misappropriated state funds for failing to comply with financial regulations by giving approval to the Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister Win Myat. Yeah rent and buy a helicopter.
Win Myat Aye is now the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management at the agency The United Nations was established as a parallel movement in opposition to military rule. The secret society is considered to have been banned by the military.
Some of the corruption cases that Suu Kyi is accused of are corruption and misappropriation of real estate.
He is also on trial for violating the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years.
The military government says he and his associates will be charged with felony criminal mischief.