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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Gets 5 Years Jail Term In Corruption Case


A Myanmar junta court on Wednesday found ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of corruption and sentenced her to five years in prison, media reported.

The sentencing brings the total prison term to 11 years since the coup in 2021 and effectively prevents Suu Kyi, 76, from staging a political comeback in the Southeast Asian country.

According to the reports, the court in Naypyidaw found her guilty of taking bribes totalling $600,000 in cash and 11.4 kilograms of gold from the ex-Yangon chief minister. He testified against Suu Kyi in October, saying he bribed her “in exchange for her support.”

(With media inputs)

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