U Htike Zaw was shot dead at his home in Kyaukme Township, where civilians are often targeted, sparking fears that his death could start a wave of political violence.
The authorities are reporting a spike in coronavirus cases after this week’s National League for Democracy victory celebrations.
While insulting voters, Western media dismissed the NLD’s election win as a display of blind faith in Suu Kyi; the world’s understanding of Myanmar is the poorer for it.
Shan Nationalities League for Democracy spokesman Sai Leik says the new government should offer jobs to ethnic political leaders and devolve powers away from Naypyitaw.
National League for Democracy vice-chairman Dr. Zaw Myint Maung rejects claims the party ignores Myanmar’s ethnic minorities.
The military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party blames its humiliating electoral defeat on alleged massive fraud.
The military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party won seats in Shan State because armed militia chiefs told villagers how to vote, claim other parties.
The National League for Democracy leader says coronavirus is likely to spread more rapidly because of large gatherings by her supporters.
The military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party used the example of a voter with disabilities as proof of electoral fraud.
“There was no coordination with the Tatmadaw about it nor is it the stance of the Tatmadaw,” said Maj-Gen Zaw Min Tun.
Among the senior USDP’s figures running for election on Sunday, only the party chair and a former minister have won so far.
Calling for the election to be held again, the military-backed USDP accused the electoral body of turning a blind eye to voting irregularities in favor of the government.
The US election monitoring body says Sunday’s general election was largely free and fair but has called for the military to lose its parliamentary seats.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party in Sagaing Region claims its supporters were excluded from voting and their votes were not counted.
Numerous candidates have been crushed by another National League for Democracy landslide. They tell The Irrawaddy what comes next.