A Burmese Military Security Affairs (MSA) official was killed and two United Wa State Army (UWSA) officials were seriously injured when a meeting in Mong Ton Township, Southern Shan State degenerated into shooting on Wednesday 23 September.
Though police security reports say there could be violence at some polling stations on election day, 8 November, the Mon State Chief of Police, Bo Bo Oo, is confident the polls will be peaceful in Mon State.
Asia Justice and Rights with the support of its local partners today released a report containing the stories of 29 female survivors of violence related to conflicts in Kachin and Karen states, as well as stories of former political prisoners.
Long time New Democratic Army-Kachin leader (NDAK) Zahkung Ting Ying (also spelled Za Khun Ting Ring) has barred candidates from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) from campaigning in territory he has long ruled over in north eastern Kachin State.
Starting on September 14, the People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE) deployed 110 Long Term Observers to 110 townships across the country to observe the national voter list display process the organisation said in a statement on 21 September.