In this file photo taken on Nov 5, 2015, opposition leader and head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi leaves the stage after addressing a press conference from her residential compound in Yangon. (ROMEO GACAD / AFP)
YANGON – Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to five more years of imprisonment on Wednesday after being found guilty of corruption, according to the State Administration Council's Information Team.
She was convicted of accepting gold bars and cash payment from former Yangon region chief minister Phyo Min Thein, the Information Team's leader Zaw Min Tun told Xinhua.
Aung San Suu Kyi was convicted of accepting gold bars and cash payment from former Yangon region chief minister Phyo Min Thein, the Information Team's leader Zaw Min Tun told Xinhua
The case against Aung San Suu Kyi under Section 55 of Anti-Corruption Law was prosecuted by an official from the Anti-Corruption Commission.
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Aung San Suu Kyi has already been sentenced to six years of imprisonment in other cases in two separate verdicts, including illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies, violating coronavirus restrictions and sedition.