Tensions are running high between the Ta’ang and Shan communities in the Palaung area as more violence occurs.
The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy will be the only major ethnic party to contest the election in Namhkam Township against the USDP, NLD and NUP.
Some 500 residents turn out on Friday in the town of Namhkam in northern Shan State to protest the visit of Chinese officials from across the common border.
A bomb exploded on the front yard of a Shan politician on Thursday night, leaving one man injured in Shan State’s Namhkam Township.
Thousands gathered in Namhkam, Shan State, on Friday morning to protest against commercial mining operations.
Two Burmese Army officers who oversaw the beating of a Shan State village chief and community leaders have been transferred out of the region.