Ethnic parties in Kayah State say they face difficulties in campaigning alongside their opponents from the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) according to party representatives. During a public meeting last week in Loikaw, the Kayah state capital, representatives from several such ethnic parties voiced their concerns about their struggles. U Phoe Reh, Chairman of the All Nationalities Democracy Party (ANDP) noted that pamphlets from the ruling USDP were recently handed out during a public meeting called by a ward administrator to discuss issues affecting Ruphekhu Ward in Demoso Township on September 15th.
Narinjara News - Daw Htoo May from the Arakan National Party (ANP), who will be competing in the upcoming national election as a candidate for a seat in parliament's upper house or Amyotha Hluttaw in Burmese, began her campaign in Rakhine State last week. She is competing for a seat representing the Rakhine townships of Ann and Ramree.
Narinjara News - A candidate running as an independent for a seat representing Arakan state in the national parliament's lower house says that more voter awareness is needed. U Thein Zaw, who is running for a seat representing Kyaukpyu made the comments in an interview with Narinjara News this week as he began his campaign.