The Union Election Commission has proposed postponing the election from November 8, citing concerns that flooding could stop some people from voting.
U Sai Win Phay, a former jade merchant, is set on being the next minister for Shan ethnic affairs in Mandalay Region so he can better lobby for his small ethnic minority group, the “Red Shan” or Tai-Leng.
The organisations are among the eight scheduled to sign a ceasefire agreement in Nay Pyi Taw on October 15.
Flooding caused by torrential rains in Magwe Region swept away several houses and a timber causeway on the night of October 11.
Bangkok will play host to a regional anti-human trafficking meeting this week. Senior officials from around the Mekong Sub-Region are expected to attend the two-day talks, led by the UN Action for Cooperation Against Trafficking in Persons.