Myanmar vows peaceful polls


YANGON: Myanmar authorities have vowed to ensure stability and peace during the election period following a knife attack on members of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD). According to an official report Saturday, three NLD members, including a candidate of the party, were attacked and injured by local people in Yangon’s Thakayta township when the party was campaigning for the Nov. 8 election. The trio were all hospitalized, the report said, adding that three assailants were detained. Campaign rallies, organized by different parties, have intensified in the run-up to the general election. Myanmar will hold the vote on Nov. 8 contested by some 6,040 candidates from 91 political parties and 310 independent runners.



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