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Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit by 5 new corruption charges

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    Published: 2022-01-14 17:36:25 BdST

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Myanmar's National League for Democracy Party leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at a news conference at her home in Yangon Nov 5, 2015. REUTERS

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