Thursday, June 8, 2023

Myanmar’s military junta announces the dissolution of Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel party

Myanmar’s military junta-established election commission announced today the dissolution of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, which was carrying new laws, state television reported.

The NLD, which strongly prevailed over pro-military parties in the legislative elections held in 2015 and 2020, has “automatically canceled its political party registration” starting tomorrow, because it did not register according to the new local requirements. it is given. MRTV

Myanmar, formerly Burma, has been in chaos since the military ousted the embattled civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi from office in February 2021, amid accusations of elder fraud.

Since then, the army has promised to hold national elections, but the elections, which were due to take place in August 2022, have been delayed due to “security and logistical reasons”, the military said, in a country ravaged by violent civil conflict.

In January, the Junta had given political parties two months to re-register under a strict new military electoral law.

Out of the 90 existing parties, only 50 have been reported to be employed as matriculates under the new state MRTV rules.

The rest will be paid starting tomorrow.

Suu Kyi co-founded the NLD in 1988, and won a landslide victory in the 1990 elections, which were later annulled by the then junta.

As of February 1, 2021, military operations have killed more than 2,900 people in a military crackdown on dissidents and more than 18,000 have been detained.

On the second anniversary of the events, the United States, Canada, and Britain announced new sanctions against members of the de facto regime and other entities, but these types of measures have little effect on the military.

Britain, the former colonial power of Myanmar, has directed its sanctions against companies that provide fuel to the military and allows them to carry out air strikes in their “attempt to remain in power”, among other things.

The junta recently wrapped up a series of closed-door trials against Suu Kyi, who was sentenced to a total of 33 years in a process that human rights groups called a sham. (web)

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