Myanmar opposition to be dismantled

But party of Aung San Suu Kyi says campaign will carry on ahead of upcoming poll.

    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.