16 September 2010

Ban worried by Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Wednesday expressed concern at the dissolution of the political party of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

'The secretary general once again urges the Myanmar authorities to ensure conditions for a fully inclusive and participatory electoral process,' said a spokesman for Ban.

Mr Ban also 'expressed his frustration concerning access to the Myanmar authorities,' the spokesman said.

Myanmar's election commission has announced that Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy had been abolished under poll rules for failing to re-register ahead of the November 7 vote. Nine other parties were also banned.--Full story at The Straits Times

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