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Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit by 5 new corruption charges

Reuters
14 Jan 2022 19:29:28 | Update: 14 Jan 2022 19:29:28
Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit by 5 new corruption charges
State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi attends a special lunch on sustainable development on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019 — Reuters Photo

Myanmar's ousted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi and deposed President Win Myint will face five additional charges of corruption, each carrying a maximum of 15 years in prison, a source familiar with the proceedings said on Friday. 

The cases centre on the hiring a helicopter while in office, said the source, who declined to be identified because they were not authorised to speak to media.