10 September 2010

Govt urges Myanmarese to vote

YANGON - Official media in military-ruled Myanmar told citizens on Friday they would be irresponsible if they did not vote in a November election, a poll seen as a sham by many, especially with the main opposition party not running.

This was the first time that state newspapers, seen as a mouthpiece of the army regime, have broached the subject of a boycott.

Detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called on members of her party, which swept Myanmar's last election in 1990 but was never allowed to take power, not to vote, but she has not called for a boycott.--Full story at The Straits Times

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