As the Myanmar’s election countdown campaign begun with Aung San Suu Kyi, she was widely admired and respected at home despite her tarnished image abroad.
Aung San Suu Kyi, was hoping for a landslide win to further cement her status as the country’s civilian leader.
The Nobel laureate’s National League for Democracy (NLD) swept to power in 2015 – the first national polls since the Southeast Asian nation emerged from decades of junta rule.
Wearing a red face mask, plastic visor and rubber gloves, Suu Kyi raised the NLD flag – with its fighting peacock symbol – at the party’s office in the capital, Naypyidaw.
“We want our victory to be the country’s victory,” she said, thanking supporters for flying the NLD colours across the nation.
Five people from China test positive for coronavirus – South Korea
Five new people have been tested positive for coronavirus, those five were passengers from China arriving in South Korea since August 16.
According to South Korea’s health authorities, raising a question over the credibility of China’s claim of no local infection cases for more than three weeks.
Among the five people, two were South Korean nationals and three were Chinese nationals. All of them showed no symptoms.
China has announced that there have been no new locally transmitted cases of coronavirus since August 16.
On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted a ceremony to honour those who have been working to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was widely seen as China’s declaration of a victory over its battle against coronavirus.