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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Myanmar Junta-Appointed Electoral Body to Dissolve Suu Kyi Party

The Myanmar military’s appointed election commission has announced it could disband Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) for alleged electoral fraud, according to local media.

The junta-appointed Union Election Commission (UEC) chair Thein Soe said that the they will soon finish examining voter lists and plans to prosecute NLD for alleged electoral fraud, Myanmar Now reported. 

“What do we do to the NLD party that conspired by breaking the law? Should the party be disbanded? Prosecute those individuals who committed these acts as traitors to the country? We will take action accordingly,” the chair said at a meeting of political parties in Naypyidaw on Friday. 

Thein Soe accused NLD members of filling up voter lists and advance voting to “form a one-party government.”

Several prominent parties boycotted the meeting including the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) and the Democratic Party for New Society (DPNS).

Rights group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners reported that violent crackdown by the junta has now killed 812. 

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