A new lawmaker was sworn in on September 14 to represent a Kachin State constituency in the Amyotha Hluttaw, Myanmar’s Upper House. The oath-swearing ceremony, 10 months after the November general election, followed a decision by the Union Election Commission to annul the victory of U Zakhung Ting Ying for breaches of election laws during campaigning. He was replaced by an independent candidate, U Yaw Na, who had come second, with 3,000 votes, to Zakhung Ting Ying’s 5,000.

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