NLD candidates attacked by men with machetes

01 November 2015
NLD candidates attacked by men with machetes
U Naing Ngan Lin, member of Myanmar parliament and candidate of NLD party, at Yangon General Hospital on 29 October 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

An opposition candidate for the NLD suffered serious injuries after he and three others were attacked by 3 men with machetes at around 9 pm on 29 October.
U Naing Ngan Lin, the parliamentary candidate for Dakhinathiri Township in Naypyitaw, is running as a candidate in Yangon's No. 1 constituency in the upcoming election. He was on the campaign trail with other NLD members in Theketa Township when 4 men attacked members of his convoy.
The incident occurred as the convoy moved down Man Pyay 8 Road at around 9 pm.
“One of the guys came out and started yelling at the car. He returned with two other men with machetes and attacked the people around the campaign truck," Aung MyoOo, an NLD campaign manager who witnessed the attack, told Reuters.
U Naing Ngan Lin is in a serious but stable condition after he suffered wounds to the head, forehead, and upper arms inflicted by a large knife.
Dr. U Tin Myo Win from Yangon General Hospital said, “It is not life-threatening, his condition is good there is no bleeding in the brain and overt bleeding and also crucial organs are not damaged, and the operation is successful.”
Three other men including U Thandaw Maw, U Naing Ngan's campaign manager, who were part of the convoy were rushed to Yangon's general hospital with less severe injuries.

NLDအမတ္ေလာင္း ဦးႏုိင္ငံလင္းအား ခြဲစိတ္ခန္းအတြင္း ခြဲစိတ္ကုသၿပီးေနာက္ ကုသေဆာင္သို႔ နံနက္ ၄နာရီ၊ ၂၀မိနစ္တြင္ ေျပာင္းေရႊ႕ေနသည့္ ဗီဒီယိုဖိုင္အား ရန္ကုန္ေဆး႐ံုႀကီးတြင္ သြားေရာက္သတင္းယူေနသည့္ မဇၩိမသတင္းဌာနမွ ဓာတ္ပံုသတင္းေထာက္ သက္ကိုက ေပးပို႔ထားပါသည္။ NLDပါတီ၏ ရန္ကုန္တိုင္းလႊတ္ေတာ္အမတ္ေလာင္း ဦးႏုိင္ငံလင္းအပါအဝင္ ပါတီဝင္ သံုးဦးမွာ ေအာက္တိုဘာ ၂၉ရက္၊ ည ၉နာရီက သာေကတၿမိဳ႕နယ္ရွိ မန္ေျပ(၈)လမ္းတြင္ ဓါးျဖင့္ တိုက္ခိုက္ခံရၿပီး ရန္ကုန္ေဆး႐ံုႀကီးတြင္ ေဆးကုသမႈ ခံယူေနရျခင္းျဖစ္ၿပီး ဦးႏုိင္ငံလင္းမွာ ဦးေခါင္း၊ လက္ႏွစ္ဖက္ႏွင့္ နဖူးတို႔တြင္ ဓါးဒဏ္ရာ ရရွိခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။ ဒဏ္ရာရရွိသူမ်ားအနက္ ဦးႏုိင္ငံလင္းမွာ အျပင္းထန္ဆံုး ဒဏ္ရာရရွိခဲ့သူ ျဖစ္သည္။ ဦးႏုိင္ငံလင္းသည္ အသက္အႏၱရာယ္စိုးရိမ္စရာမရွိဘဲ ခြဲစိတ္မႈေအာင္ျမင္သည္ဟု ခြဲစိတ္ကုသမႈအၿပီး ေဒါက္တာ တင္မ်ိဳးဝင္းေျပာသည္။ အဆိုပါ သတင္းကို တြင္ ဖတ္႐ႈႏုိင္ပါသည္။
Posted by Mizzima - News in Burmese on Thursday, October 29, 2015

This incident occurs amidst heightened tensions for opposition candidates as the election campaign period reaches its climax.
In late August, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told her supporters at a rally in Napyitaw to ignore intimidation and to cast their ballots without fear and in late October she warned her followers of the potential for “orchestrated election day riots”.
Despite increased tensions in the lead up to the 8 November election, this attack is the most severe case of election-related violence in a campaign period widely considered free of major incidence.