The chair of the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party has said the party will renew efforts to unify Burma’s two most prominent ethnic Shan political parties, the other being the regionally…
Security concerns force a closure of polls as intense fighting continues between Burmese government forces and the Shan State Army-North.
Hkun Htun Oo and the SNLD boycotted the flawed 2010 general elections, but on 8 November they will contest 156 seats in three States and Regions.
The Shan Nationalities Democratic Party will field over 200 candidates in constituencies across Burma in the general election, according to its chairperson.
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.
Around 30 trucks owned by a silica mining company had their route blocked as part of a protest against mining operations in Namhkam.