Some candidates launched their campaigns for the April 1 by-elections yesterday, the official first day permitted to start campaigning.
The Union Election Commission has announced that candidates from the political parties and independent candidates can start carrying out the canvass beginning January 30, but most of candidates were unable to start their canvassing stands yesterday.
The Chin National Front (CNF) has called for an end to armed conflict and for political solutions. The CNF, which signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement in October 2015 along with seven other rebel armies, held its central committee meeting at its headquarters during the week. The armed group said increased cooperation was needed with government negotiators to establish peace.
The chairperson of the Parliament Committee of Women and Children affairs, Mya Thaung, said that some provisions in four interfaith marriage laws must be amended in order to enforce the law protecting violations against women.