Police are investigating allegations that the son of a prominent ruling-party politician rammed an opposition campaign convoy with his motorbike.
A retired soldier who hung up his uniform to contest the election as an independent is warning voters to beware the wickedness of politics, along with the false campaign pledges of his partisan rivals.
In the heart of the nation’s capital, the real governing-party candidates are running as independents, voters heard on October 18.
Fresh from the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in Nay Pyi Taw on October 15, the government and the eight signatory armed ethnic groups have already begun working toward the next stage.
The Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army-North said its positions were coming under continued attack by the Tatmadaw yesterday despite talks the armed ethnic group held with the government in Nay Pyi Taw over the weekend and its agreement to withdraw from a key base last week.
All political prisoners, including students and activists arrested in the Letpadan crackdown, could be released under an amnesty before the November 8 elections, following an agreement reached with armed ethnic groups that signed last week’s ceasefire agreement.
Electoral observers from the European Union are fanning out across the country ahead of next month’s election – including the capital, Nay Pyi Taw.