Election chief mulls dissolving Suu Kyi’s NLD

Naypyitaw, May 21

The head of Myanmar’s military-appointed state election commission said Friday that his agency would consider dissolving Aung San Suu Kyi’s former ruling party for its alleged involvement in electoral fraud and have its leaders charged with treason.

Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party was set to start a second term in February when the military seized power in a coup, arresting her and dozens of top government officials and party members. Junta leader Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing cited electoral fraud as the justification for the army’s takeover, saying “there was terrible fraud in the voter lists.” Independent observers dispute the assertions of widespread irregularities. Political parties were called to discuss planned changes in the electoral system at a meeting Friday. — AP

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