Myanmar's NLD pushes police to act over raid on head office in Yangon

Source: Xinhua| 2021-02-23 23:13:28|Editor: huaxia
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YANGON, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) announced on Tuesday that it will continue pushing police to take actions over a recent raid on the party's Yangon-based headquarters since an investigation has yet to be carried out.

"Around 14 or 15 personnel in military, police uniforms and civilian clothing broke into the head office, did a search and seized documents at 10 p.m. on Feb. 9, according to the CCTV records," Soe Lay, NLD representative, told a press conference on Tuesday.

The party members pressed charges at the Bahan township police station on Feb. 10 and will push district, regional level police or Home Affairs Ministry to take actions over the late-night raid, said the NLD representative.

The incident came after President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi were detained by the military along with other NLD officials on Feb. 1, the day when the new parliament session was scheduled to be convened.

A one-year state of emergency was declared in Myanmar on Feb. 1 and the state power was transferring to Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, also chair of the State Administration Council.

The military alleged massive voting fraud in the November 2020 general elections, which saw the NLD win a majority of seats in both houses of parliament.

Myanmar's Union Election Commission dismissed the allegation.

The newly-formed State Administration Council reformed the Union Election Commission to review the electoral process of last year's elections during the state of emergency.

The new Union Election Commission recently invited all political parties to conduct negotiations on Feb. 26. But the NLD will not attend the meeting, said the party's representative. Enditem