LFM News Service 11-9-18

Provisional results show stumble for NLD in by-elections
The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) is set to lose at least three seats they hitherto held to opposition parties, while ethnic parties in Chin, Rakhine and Shan are expected to secure electoral victories. Read More

Myanmar By-Election Results 'A Lesson' for Suu Kyi's Party
Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) expects to have won only seven of 13 seats up for grabs in by-elections, a spokesman said on Sunday, conceding that Myanmar's ruling party needed to do more for voters from ethnic minorities.  Read More

Myanmar’s English proficiency ranked bottom 10% worldwide
Myanmar is ranked 82 out of 88 countries in English proficiency ranking for non-native speakers, according to a survey by the EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI). It is the first time the country appeared on the annual index, which has been published for the eighth consecutive year.  Read More

Newly built bridges in Kachin damaged
The two seven-month-old bridges and their embankments collapsed in Kachin State allegedly due to substandard construction, a Lower House legislator told The Myanmar Times yesterady.  Read More

KNU holds emergency meeting on peace process
The Karen National Union (KNU) yesterdat opened a five-day central standing committee emergency meeting to resolve issues plaguing the implementation of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) and political issues related to the ongoing peace talks between the government and ethnic armed groups that have signed the truce.  Read More

Golden Triangle's drug production surges amid opioid worries
UN official says increase 'like nothing we have seen before' in an area notorious for illicit drug production.  Read More


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