Khun Tun Oo, the former Shan Nationalities League for Democracy chairman, has died of natural causes after a lifetime working to establish a federal democracy.
The regime’s plan to hold a poll is just a ruse to extend its time in power for as long as possible.
Also this week, official blessing given to lethal pro-regime militias and regime introduces proportional representation to avoid another election loss.
Monywa Aung Shin was a politician, poet and long-time activist in the struggle for democracy.
One year after the 2020 general election, politicians and voters talk to The Irrawaddy about the regime’s annulling of the election results and the disastrous impact of the military
Many believe the proposed switch to a PR system is a tactic to make it easier for the military and its allies to form a government in the future.