Thursday, 21 October 2010

Burmese Embassies Restrict Advanced Voting

"On Tuesday, the Burmese embassy in Japan opened for advanced voting, but again only selected Burmese citizens were invited.
“They didn’t inform the Burmese community in Japan,” said Phone Myint Tun, who took part in a “Don't Vote” campaign in front of the embassy in Tokyo on that day. “Very few of my Burmese friends received invitation letters from the embassy.”
In Oct. 16, the Burmese embassy in London sent invitations to a handful of Burmese citizens, none of whom are members of NGOs or exile pro-democracy groups.
The Burma Liberation Front in the UK said they sent some of their members who hold Burmese passports to the embassy demanding that they be allowed to exercise their rights to vote."

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