Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Waits for Corruption Case Verdict

Myanmar ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi waited for her first corruption case verdict in court on Monday, following nearly a dozen graft cases against her carrying lengthy jail terms.

According to reports, the military court would decide behind closed doors on charges that Suu Kyi accepted cash bribes totaling $600,000 and gold weighing11.4 kgs. from former Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein.

In October, Phyo Min Thein testified that he gave money and gold to Suu Kyi in exchange for her support, but Suu Kyi has denied the allegation.

Suu Kyi was arrested during the military coup early last year and has been found guilty of several comparatively minor offenses, among a series of charges that carry a combined prison sentence of almost 190 years.

The military has restricted information about Suu Kyi’s trial and imposed a gag order on her lawyers. 

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