Politics

Suu Kyi tells voters to ignore individual candidates, focus on NLD party

While meeting residents of Pwint Phyu Township on August 10, National League for Democracy (NLD)  leader Aung San Suu Kyi said if the candidates of the NLD do not work in the interest of the public, action will be taken against them, and she will lead them to exercise discipline.

Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns on behalf of youth

National League for Democracy (NLD)  chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi told residents of Sagu City that political change is needed to secure the future of the country’s youth to be assured.

“I don’t think anyone needs to say how when I say our nation is poor. The reason why is not because our country lacks resources; we have a tremendous amount of them. The system is to blame, and that system needs to be reformed in order for the millions of youths in the country to have a future,” said Suu kyi.

Govt rejects ceasefire with Kokang group

The government does not accept the Kokang group as allies and refuses to hold ceasefire talks with Kokang group, a senior official from the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) said.

The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), as the Kokang group is officially known, along with the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Arakan Army (AA) released a joint statement on August 5, inviting the government to hold ceasefire talks to speed up the signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement.

Floods hamper election education

Civic organisations that have been carrying out election education programs told the Daily Eleven that it has been difficult for them to carry out their programs in flood-affected areas since the end of last month.

Public interest in the release of the final voter list by the Union Election Commission (UEC) has also shrunk, the civic organisations say.

UEC chairman Tin Aye previously said a full basic voter list would be released at the end of August.

Suu Kyi campaigns for NLD in Magway

National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi campaigned for her party on August 9 in front of the Minthida Hotel in Minbu City, Magway Region.

Suu Kyi met with fellow candidates from Magway Region and was received by over a thousand residents of Minbu. She assured her audience that the NLD is ready to tackle the problems faced by over 51 million citizens and that the party's over 1,000 candidates are under control.

Suu Kyi calls for NLD unity

Taungoo 

Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), warned candidates not to create disunity within the party to ensure victory in the November 8 general election.

Suu Kyi was speaking to candidates for 14 townships in Bago Region and members of her election committee at the Grand Grace Hotel in Taungoo on August 8.

President meets ethnic leaders

The Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) and ethnic armed commanders met in Yangon on August 6 and 7 to discuss the drafting of the nationwide ceasefire agreement. 

No final decision was made on what armed groups would be included in the ceasefire so further meetings are planned. It remains the only area left to be agreed.

Firebrand to run as independent after NLD snub

YANGON – Outspoken Yangon regional MP Dr Nyo Nyo Thin says she will compete as an independent in her Bahan constituency in the November 8 election and continue to support the National League for Democracy despite being snubbed by the party.

Speaking at the Myanmar Journalist Network, she said: “I feel very shameful that I’m holding a press conference on my personal affairs while the country is undergoing many inauspicious events.

88 leader won’t run in election

Ko Ko Gyi from the 88 Generation Open and Peace Society is not going to run in the November 8 election in order to prevent splitting the democratic vote. 

He proposed to run for the Lower House in South Okkalapa representing the National League for Democracy. However, he was not included in the NLD’s candidate list. 

Suu Kyi returns to campaign trail

Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to Oaktwin residents (Photo – Zaw Win Chit)

National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she needs votes in the November 8 election before she can help people. 

Speaking in Pyinpongyi, Bago Region, on August 7, she said: "I don't divide people into good and bad or clever and stupid. There is only one difference. That is people who can be taught and people who can’t. Nothing will come from people who cannot be taught. I don’t mean academic learning but life lessons from experience. I am very glad to join hands with that kind of person.