Election commission to reexamine allegations against Zahkung Ting Ying

Thuta Linn — A tribunal created by the Union Election Commission (UEC) will take another look at a complaint filled by a National League for Democracy (NLD) candidate against U Zahkung Ting Ying, a Kachin militia leader who banned the NLD from campaigning in his territory.

Chin League for Democracy seeks to join ethnic alliance

Salai Kyaw Moe — The Chin League for Democracy (CLD), is seeking to become a permanent member of the United Nationalities Alliance (UNA). The party submitted a request to join the election prior to the election but it still wants to join the alliance, explains the CLD’s chairman U Ngai Sak.

Chin State had highest voter turn out in the country

Salai Kyaw Moe — Of all the states and regions in Burma, Chin State had the highest voter turnout as a percentage during the November 2015 Election, according to figures released by the Chin State Election Commission.

ANP vows to handle Ko Tao case diplomatically

San Maung Than — The Arakan National Party (ANP) says it will use diplomatic methods to free the two Burmese citizens from Arakan state who were convicted of murdering two British citizens in Thailand last month.

Chin Progressive Party Questions Koh Tao verdict

The Chin Progressive Party (CPP) issued a four-point statement concerning the death sentence handed down last month to two Arakanse migrant workers on trial for the murder of two British backpackers on the Thai island of Koh Tao. The strongly worded statement was sent to the Thai Embassy in Rangoon and the Privy Council of Thailand.

NLD to compile land grabbing list for Karenni State

Htoe Myar — The National League for Democracy (NLD) issued an announcement at the end of last month indicating that it will make a list of expropriated farmland in Karenni State, the country's smallest state.

NLD elect MPs take exam as part of training course

Salai Kyaw Moe Tun — The newly elected National League for Democracy (NLD) MPs from Sagaing Region, Chin State and Karenni State sat for an open book exam last week. The exam was the culmination of a three-day capacity building course held at Shwe San Eain Hotel in Nay Pi Taw from December 20 to 22.

NLD yet to do trash pickup in 3 Chin Townships

Salai Kyaw Moe Tun — Of the total seven townships won by the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Chin State, a trash pickup campaign has yet to take place in Htantalan, Paletwa, and Mindat townships.

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