The recent unseating of the chief of Burma’s ruling party had a “chilling effect” on the political climate in the Southeast Asian country and was a reminder of the “bad old days” of military dictatorship, a senior US diplomat said on Friday 11 September.
The ruling USDP has said will run in Kokang electorates. But is the war-torn region ready for polls so soon?
The National League for Democracy say the Burmese military’s grip on politics would ultimately undermine the November’s general election.
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