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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar military won't dissolve Suu Kyi's NLD party: official

Postponing decision seen as bid to lend credibility to 2023 election

Aung San Suu Kyi, seen here attending the 2019 ASEAN summit, is among the key officials of the National League for Democracy who have been detained.   © Reuters

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Myanmar's military government does not plan to dissolve ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, the regime's top spokesperson told Nikkei.

"We have no plan to dissolve [the NLD] till the 2023 August elections," Major Gen. Zaw Min Tun said in a recent interview, noting that the decision is up to the election commission. Whether the party takes part in the general election will be "determined by the NLD," he said.

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