Myanmar election body hints at dissolving NLD

Myanmar's election commission says it will consider dissolving Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party due to allegations of fraud during last year's election.

On Friday, military-appointed commission chairman Thein Soe spoke at a meeting with political parties in the capital Naypyitaw.

He alleged widespread fraud in last November's general election, in which the NLD won 83 percent of the contested seats.

He said, "What shall we do to the NLD party that planned and acted illegally? Should the party be dissolved? It must be considered."

The military seized power in a coup in February, and has said that a general election will eventually take place. There has been speculation that the NLD would be excluded.