Arakan Army Blames NLD, UEC For Election Impasse
The Arakan Army and politicians have blamed Myanmar’s ruling party and electoral authorities for the failure to hold elections in Rakhine State.
Analysts have warned that holding a vote will be critical to keeping a fragile ceasefire going into 2021.
As the Dec. 31 deadline to hold the vote lapsed, Khine Thukha, spokesman for the AA, which is fighting for autonomy for ethnic Rakhines, laid the blame for the impasse on the ruling NLD and the Union Election Commission.
The UEC overseas voting and postponed the elections in Rakhine and other conflict zones.
On Wednesday military spokesman Major Gen Zaw Min Tun said the military has been working with AA troops to avoid armed combat and maintain the ceasefire.
He denied that the army has been reinforcing troops in Rakhine, as villagers in the conflict zone had claimed.
Courtesy – Mizzima