[QODLink]
ASIA-PACIFIC
Myanmar opposition to be dismantled
But party of Aung San Suu Kyi says campaign will carry on ahead of upcoming poll.
Last Modified: 06 May 2010 10:28 GMT

Myanmar's main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD) is set to be dissolved after it failed to re-register for the country's first general elections in two decades.  

The party, led by detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, said it chose not to meet the May 6 registration deadline in protest against newly implemented "undemocratic" election laws.

The NLD said the upcoming vote was designed to keep the current government in power, and it pledged to carry on with its campaign even if the party "may cease to exist under law". 

Al Jazeera's Aela Callan reports from the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai, where she met exiled members of the party.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.