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Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi sentenced to 5 more years for graft

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A former leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to five more years of imprisonment on Wednesday after being found guilty of corruption.

This was according to the State Administration Council (SAC)’s Information Team.

She was convicted of accepting gold bars and cash payments from the former Yangon region chief minister, Phyo Min Thein, the Information Team’s leader Zaw Min Tun said.

The case against Aung San Suu Kyi under Section 55 of the Anti-Corruption Law was prosecuted by an official from the Anti-Corruption Commission.

Aung San Suu Kyi had been sentenced to six years of imprisonment in other cases in two separate verdicts.

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This include: illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies, violating Coronavirus restrictions and sedition.


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