Burma

Tanintharyi Chief Minister Jailed for 11 Years by Myanmar Junta

By The Irrawaddy 12 November 2021

Ousted Tanintharyi Region chief minister U Myint Maung was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday by a junta special court in Dawei Prison, a regional parliamentarian told The Irrawaddy.

The National League for Democracy member was given two years each for alleged violation of COVID-19 regulations and incitement, and seven years for violation of financial regulations regarding the use of regional development funds.

U Myint Maung, a lawmaker representing Kawthaung Township in the regional parliament, was appointed acting chief minister in March 2019, after former region chief minister Daw Lei Lei Maw was arrested on corruption charges.

He was placed under house arrest following the military coup on Feb. 1. He was detained again on Feb. 9 and prosecuted.

Earlier this week, ousted Karen State chief minister Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint was sentenced to 75 years in prison on five corruption charges. She was also separately sentenced to two years in prison for incitement.


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