Elected parliamentary representative shot dead in Myanmar's eastern state

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  • Sunday, 22 Nov 2020

YANGON, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- A parliamentary representative of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), who was elected in the general elections, was shot dead at his home in Myanmar's Shan state on Saturday, a spokesperson of the party told Xinhua.

Htike Zaw, a representative winning a seat in the House of Nationalities (Upper House) in the general elections, was shot in his chest at home in Kyaukme township at around 06:00 p.m. local time, said Monywa Aung Shin, secretary of the NLD's Central Information Committee.

"He was rushed to the hospital, but couldn't make it. None of his family members was injured," Aung Shin said.

Further investigations are underway to search for the offenders, according to the Shan State's Police Force.

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