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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi faces new corruption charge

Asia, CRIME, CRISIS, INTERNATIONAL, MYANNMAR, POLITICS, UN, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, UNHCR, UNICEF, WOMEN, WORLD
Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with corruption by the country's military junta, state media reported Thursday, adding to a raft of legal cases against the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.The new charge follows an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission into several accusations leveled at Suu Kyi. It found her "guilty of committing corruption using her rank," the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar said. She was charged under the Anti-Corruption Law section 55, and if found guilty could face a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.Suu Kyi was overthrown from her position of state counselor and de facto leader of the country when the military seized power in a February 1 coup. She has been held in detention since then and charged with a series of ...
Myanmar’s junta chief meets with ASEAN representatives

Myanmar’s junta chief meets with ASEAN representatives

Asia, CRIME, CRISIS, INTERNATIONAL, MYANNMAR, WORLD
Talks indicate Min Aung Hlaing's growing confidence four months after coup BANGKOK/YANGON -- Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the chief of Myanmar's military, met Friday with Brunei's Second Minister for Foreign Affairs Dato Erywan Pehin Yusof and compatriot Lim Jock Hoi, secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw. Sources in the Myanmar military told Nikkei Asia that the meeting between the military chief and the two ASEAN officials started at 2 p.m. The details of their talks are yet to be announced, but the acceptance of the two officials' visit indicates the junta chief's growing confidence in the military's control over the situation, four months after the Feb. 1 coup, enough to open dialogue with the international ...