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On Thursday, deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit by Myanmar junta over corruption charges that claimed she has accepted illegal payments of gold and more than half a million dollars in cash.

She has been in custody since the Myanmar coup and faced a raft of wide-ranging criminal charges which includes sedition and breaching of law. The latest allegation has been made by Yangon region chief minister who claimed that she has illegally accepted $600,000 in cash from him and in addition to it around 11 kg of gold.

Reportedly, evidence was found that Suu Kyi had committed ‘corruption using her rank’. The Anti-Corruption Commission found the evidence and so she was charged under Anti-Corruption Law section 55.

Khin Maung Zaw, lawyer of Suu Kyi dismissed the corruption charges as ‘absurd’. He added that this involves an undeniable political background to keep her out of the scene of the country in order to insult her. He added that if Kyi is convicted under these charges then she would not be allowed to compete in the election.

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