Politics

NLD to nominate youth, women, minority candidates

The National League for Democracy (NLD) will choose well-informed ethnic minority candidates so that the [federal] Union can be established, Aung San Suu Kyi said at a campaign rally in Mawlamyinegyun, Ayeyawady Region, on July 26.

SNDP accused of trying to buy support in Shadaw Tsp

The Kayah National Race Democracy Party (KNRDP) has decided to campaign for the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) in the upcoming election. In return, the SNDP has promised to provide campaign funding to the Kayah party, according to Sai Ohn Myint, a KNRDP official in Shadaw Township.

A Lower House MP from the SNDP proposed the offer to Sai Ohn Myint for the race in Shadaw Township, where there are over 3,800 eligible voters.

Leaders of Kayah ethnic political parties reported challenging financial difficulties a few days ago.

NLD open to new talent: Suu Kyi

The opposition National League for Democracy will choose outstanding candidates who are capable of serving the interests of the nation to run in the general election, Aung San Suu Kyi, party chairperson, told residents of Kyaiklat, Ayeyawady Region.

“The qualification I look for is the ability to serve the interests of the nation. The interests of the NLD are not the first priority. To do this we must all be united,” Suu Kyi said.

Five SNLD leaders won’t run in election

Five top figures of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy will not run in the November 8 general election, party secretary Sai Nyunt Lwin has announced.

Chairman Khun Tun Oo, vice-chairman Sai Saw Aung, secretaries Sai Nyunt Lwin and Sai Leik and organiser Sai Agga will not stand.

Ignore talk of 1990-style crackdown: Suu Kyi

National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi has said the November 8 election is a unique opportunity to change the country’s destiny.

She made the remarks during a talk on election education at Tilawkamarazein Pagoda’s grounds in Kyaiklat, Ayeyawady Region.

NLD’s chairperson launches her campaign tour

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) has launched her campaign tour in Ayeyawady Region today and she will be going to Kyaiklat and Mawlamyaingyun Townships.

At mass meetings, public icon Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with the dwellers at the ordination hall in the compound of Ah Tula Mara Zein Pagoda in Kyaiklat Township, at the 12 noon of July 25 and will conduct electoral talks.

Correct voter list is the responsibility of voter: UEC member says

The member of the Union Election Commission Myint Naing said that it is not the responsibility of the UEC for the wrong preliminary voter list if the voters do not check the list, so that they cannot submit applications for correction. It is the weakness of the voters to check the list for their voting right. 

Civic organisations urge president and commander-in-chief to stop military operations

Yangon - A total of 92 civic organisations have sent an open letter on July 24 urging the President and Commander-in-Chief of the defence services to stop military operations immediately in Kachin, Kayin and Northern Shan states and sign nationwide ceasefire agreement, according to the activist Khun Jar from Kachin Peace Network.

Two detainees named another person involved in the attack on EMG CEO’s life

The two detainees arrested for the attack on Dr. Than Htut Aung’s (CEO of the Eleven Media Group) life named the other person involved in the attack was Than Htike Aung.

"We are still investigating who is Than Htaik Aung and doing our best to arrest him. The two assailants we have detained confessed that the mastermind behind the case is Than Htaik Aung," said Bahan Township Police-Major Khin Maung Kyi.

Ethnic affairs ministry to be formed

The deputy minister of the president’s office Kyaw Kyaw Win says that the government is preparing to create a ministry of ethnic affairs, in accord with the law for protection of ethnic rights.

Lower House MP for Bilin, Mon State, Dr Soe Moe Aung asked about the issue in Parliament.

The ministry would need to promote ethnic groups’ interests, the deputy minister said.  

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