The presence of a Chinese-backed gambling and illicit trade hub in Karen State makes a mockery of Myanmar’s sovereignty; the incoming government must clean it up.
The NLD has demanded the AA release three ruling party candidates kidnapped in Rakhine State, saying the trio were campaigning in line with the law and COVID-19 rules.
Before his detention, the key figure behind the UDP developed a network of connections ranging from Chinese triads and Wa warlords to the DEA and foreign diplomats.
The US and French embassies have called for the release of three NLD candidates abducted in Rakhine; the trio haven’t been heard from since their kidnapping on Oct. 14.
The UDP could face dissolution, as its detained chairman and financial backer, Michael Kyaw Myint, had no legal source of income for the past six years, officials say.
Three National League for Democracy candidates were abducted at gunpoint by unidentified men Wednesday while on the campaign trail in Rakhine State’s Taungup Township.
When officials asked Daw Aung San Suu Kyi what action they should take against those caught spreading fake news about her on Facebook, she said: ‘Just leave them alone.’
Singapore-based fintech Fincy has cut ties with the Yatai New City project in Karen State after media reports linked its Chinese backers to illegal financial activities.
India will have to convince Myanmar to act against drug trafficking and arms smuggling if New Delhi’s Act East strategy and peace building efforts are to succeed.
This week, overseas voting kicked off, final voter lists went on display and the controversial head of the ‘Rose Party’ was arrested on a fugitive warrant.
Myanmar’s total COVID-19 caseload stands at 14,383, with 19 percent of the more than 5,300 people who were tested Thursday showing a positive result.
UDP chairman Michael Kyaw Myint was arrested Monday night following reports he escaped from prison in the ’90s and had unscrupulous financial dealings.
This week, the UEC refused to delay the election, the ‘Rose Party’ came into the spotlight, and an early date for migrants voting overseas was set.
So far, this year’s campaign period has seen more election-related violence than the previous poll, including vandalism, rioting and intimidation of an election official.
Unexploded hand grenades were thrown at the home of the Naypyitaw Election Sub-Commission chairman on Saturday night, after the UEC ruled out delaying the Nov. 8 vote.