A newspaper published by Burma’s former ruling party claims that crime has sharply risen in the less than five months that the NLD has been in power.
The new journal, published by former USDP lawmaker “Bullet” Hla Swe, targets both the ruling NLD and its military-backed predecessor.
As the USDP leadership calls for greater unity, more than half the party’s central committee members say an emergency meeting is needed to discuss a recent purge.
A member of the rival USDP, Thura Aung Ko is an unlikely NLD ally, but as a minister in the newly formed cabinet, he vows to put country before party.
Suu Kyi will form a cabinet of technocrats, including ethnic minority representatives and at least one member of the vanquished USDP.
Poets have long expressed the mood of Burma’s repressed people through verse. Now, 11 of them, all representing the NLD, will help write the nation’s laws.