Myanmar: Violence occurs ahead of general election hinh anh 1A general view shows the lower house parliament session at a parliament building in Myanmar capital of Naypyidaw (

Myanmar parliamentarian Naing Ngan Linn, a candidate from the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party, was attacked with machetes on October 29, a week before the general election, according to local media.

He was attacked while campaigning in Tharketa town in Yangon.

The candidate, who suffered injuries to his head, arms and wrist, had been undergoing surgery, according to his wife, Khin Sandar Win. But his life was not in danger.

Nyan Win, the NLD’s spokesman, asked police to take immediate action.

Myanmar is scheduled to hold general election on November 8.

This is also the first time in nearly 25 years that the NLD, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, will run for the election.

According to the country’s Union Election Commission (UEC), there are about 32 million eligible voters in the upcoming election.

A total of 6,189 qualified candidates will run, comprising 5,866 nominated from 92 political parties and 323 independents.-VNA