The Union Election Commission will soon announce which of the 7,000 potential candidates are qualified to run in the November election.
The Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) says five of its members, including three health workers, were abducted by the Arakan Army (AA) this week in Ponnagyun, Rakhine State.
Ahead of next week’s Panglong peace conference, the State Counselor praised the efforts of negotiators from all sides; NCA non-signatories say they won’t attend.
Police Captain Tun Naing Oo, head of the Kyauktaw Police Station in Rakhine State, was shot in the head Wednesday evening in front of the police station by four unknown men.
Zahkung Ying Sau, the son of the leader of the NDAK Kachin militia, will seek reelection to his Kachin State parliament seat in a township controlled by the group.
UEC member U Myint Naing said plans are in place to ensure migrants, IDPs and returnees can vote on Nov. 8, but warned that urging others not to vote is against the law.
Myanmar’s Health Ministry said that gatherings of less than 30 people will be allowed starting on Sunday, an increase from the current limit of 14 people.
Three activists face charges under a peaceful assembly law for holding an event on Karen Martyrs’ Day after authorities denied permission for the event, citing COVID-19 rules.
In the former ruling and military proxy USDP’s candidate list, ministers from the previous government and ex-generals account for nearly 30 percent of the 1,129 hopefuls.
Three activists were detained by police for holding a Karen Martyrs’ Day event in Yangon without permission.
The Union Election Commission says any attempt to get voters to boycott the general election is a violation of election law that carries possible jail time.
The NLD said it would field candidates in all constituencies in Rakhine State in the upcoming election, after initially saying it would not run for all seats.
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission found the killing of two teenagers at Mandalay Youth Center was linked to poor compliance with regulations and a staff shortage.
The military detained a man in Mrauk-U, Rakhine State last Friday evening and on Monday gave his body over to local police without an explanation of the cause of death.
Karen activists are proceeding with plans to hold a Karen Martyrs’ Day commemoration in Yangon on Wednesday; police say the event is banned under COVID-19 guidelines.