The NLD’s candidate to succeed Suu Kyi in Kawhmu is Kyaw Win Swe, an English tutor and son of well-known writer Myaungmya Ba Swe.
The would-be exorcist, named as Tun Naing, has now been arrested and is likely to face charges of murder.
According to locals, at least three people in Taikkyi are killed by wild elephants every year.
Nay Phone Latt, a well-known blogger and new NLD MP for the Rangoon Division parliament, discusses what the city should prioritise under the new government.
Organisers of commercial Thingyan stages in Rangoon are scrambling to find a way to work around new restrictions.
“Some people are surprised our party has survived,” says National Unity Party candidate Phyu Phyu Nyunt.