Bangkok: The Myanmar Police registered the 11th corruption case on Aung San Suu Kyi, Associated Press reported, citing the Myanmar administration's mouthpiece, Global New Light of Myanmar.
Suu Kyi, who was elected as State Counsellor of Myanmar but removed from power through military coupe and arrested shortly after last year, has been charged with Anti-Corruption Law covering bribery which awards a maximum of 15 years prison. The report claims that she took 550,000 US dollars in four instalments to facilitate the business activities of an entrepreneur. Though it does not identify who paid her, it explained that the payment was a donation to a social welfare foundation named after Suu Kyi's mother.
Suu Kyi is facing several charges put by the Myanmar administration after she was ousted from power in February last year, but human rights groups and her supporters argue that the cases mounted on her are baseless and meant to restrict her from returning to power in the 2023 elections.
Suu Kyi has been convicted in six years of jail for illegal import and possession of walkie talkies and violating Covid-19 restrictions. Another 14 years is added on her for violating Official Secrets Act. There are other charges on her regarding purchasing and renting a helicopter and taking bribes. She allegedly diverted charitable money and built a residence. She is accused of misusing her position to get rental properties below market prices. There is a case of election fraud, which she allegedly committed to winning the 2020 elections.
Meanwhile, her health is reportedly deteriorating, but no one is allowed to meet her except her lawyers and her lawyers are barred from talking to the media.