The military regime is set to drop meaningful structural reforms from an economic recovery plan initiated by the former National League for Democracy government, and is instead promising to slash red tape in a bid to shore up collapsing business confidence.
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In a rare find, scientists have identified a new species of primate, a lithe tree-dweller living in the forests of central Myanmar with a mask-like face framed by a shock of unruly grey hair.
The US-based election monitor found “no majority irregularities” during voting and counting but criticised flaws in the legal framework that limit democracy in Myanmar.
Party chair U Than Htay has challenged the fairness of Sunday’s election and urged the public to send in evidence of fraud, while some USDP candidates are also refusing to sign off on the results.
The 33-year-old was one of just two Muslims out of more than 1,100 candidates for Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy party.
A higher-than-expected turnout appears to have put the National League for Democracy on course for a massive victory, including in the ethnic states where newly newly merged ethnic parties had been tipped to perform well.
The state will continue to be the country’s biggest political anomaly, with the ruling party trailing both the USDP and SNLD.
The Arakan National Party and Arakan Front Party appear set to hold a combined nine seats in the 20-member state legislature. By KAUNG HSET NAING.
Determined voters have overlooked the threat of COVID-19 to turn out in large numbers across the country, although some were concerned at the lack of.