Daily News Roundup Nov 6

  • By Myanmar Now
  • 05/11/2015

Over one thousand children flee from southern Shan conflicts

More than 1,200 school children have fled fighting as government troops attacked the rebel group SSPP/SSA in southern Shan state, said locals.

A total of 14 schools in Kyae Thee, Mongnaung, Mongsan and Mongshu townships have closed after a Lisu ethnic person was injured by a shell on November 3, according to Colonel Thet Tun from SSPP/SSA.

The local Shan Human Rights Foundation  confirmed over 6,000 internally displaced persons on November 5, and most of them taking shelter in villages in the areas.

(Source: Daily Eleven)

NLD objects to military officer taking 180 ballot papers from polling station in Cocokyun

The major opposition NLD party’s candidate raised objections to a military officer taking ballot papers from a polling station in Ward 1 of Cocokyun Township on Thursday.

It was claimed Lieutenant Colonel Sai Thet Nai from No 17 Navy base in the islet township of Yangon allegedly brought 180 ballot papers for family members and others at the base, said Win Min, a Lower House MP from National League for Democracy.

The by-laws of UEC prohibit ballot papers for normal votes or advance votes to be taken outside the polling station.

(Source: The Voice Daily)

Locals keep keys of heavy machinery of mining company

Local residents reportedly seized the keys of heavy machinery of the East Star Mining company where most of the workers are from Thailand on November 4.

During the meeting in Nay Pyi Taw with the locals in October, officials from the Ministry of Mines said they did not know about the East Star Mining in the area as permission had been granted to May Flower Company.

Saw Tin Oo from Banchaung village said they tried to keep the keys, calling for intervention of authorities to stop the project.

(Source: 7 Day Daily)

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