BRIEF – NLD sues USDP for defamation

Burma’s leading opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has announced that they will sue the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) for defamation for distributing leaflets containing personal insults about NLD party leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Chairman of the Magwe NLD chapter Ye Htut Win said that the charge against USDP-member Myint Nyein has been accepted by the township court and a hearing has been set for 1 September.