The owner of the truck discovered hauling the drugs is still at large, police say.
Ruling Union party leaders have not decided on a candidate to put forward in his place.
Myanmar's opposition leader meanwhile urges voters not to split the vote, and to defeat the ruling party in upcoming national elections.
They also have urged the government to tell hotel owners not to raise room rates for test takers.
The National Election Committee wants to ensure that all disabled people can vote in 2018.
The arrests and sentencing of CNRP activists is a matter only for the courts, the ruling party says.
The government reports 56 dead in Rakhine state.
The opposition leader says to vote for the ‘brand,’ not the ‘name tag.’
Negotiating teams fail to agree on which groups can sign the pact.
As relief aid flows into hard-hit Rakhine state, the region looks to begin rebuilding in the aftermath of the natural disaster.
The ministry says the statement was only directed at a ‘single bad apple.’
But residents say relief isn’t coming quickly enough and heavy rains continue.
One lawmaker says the move is meant to silence political critics of the government’s handling of border disputes with Vietnam.
Regions struggle with flood aftermath and dwindling supplies as government appeals for international help.
Hundreds more may have died, as rescue teams struggle to reach remote areas of the country.
The groups say the use of derogatory comments applied to women indicates that gender discrimination still exists.