Apparently bowing to popular pressure, organisers of an aspirant political party have dropped a contentious effort to affix their brand to numerology that has been a symbol of Burma’s pro-democracy…
Ko Ko Kyi said he believes his party could pose a challenge to the two major parties, the NLD and the USDP.
Government and armed rebel group representatives have formed a committee to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire accord signed on 15 October.
Suu Kyi has confirmed her intention to lead the government should the NLD assume power after the general election, despite being barred from the presidency.
NLD will contest 1,132 of the total possible 1,171 seats in the upper and lower houses, as well as in state and division assemblies.
The most high-profile exclusion was the charismatic protest leader Ko Ko Gyi, who spent more than 17 years in and out of prison before his 2012 release.