The military continue to crush the hopes of Burma while Aung San Suu Kyi has squandered her reputation and a historic opportunity, says former Liberal Democrat MP Lord Alton. He quotes Burma Campaign UK’s briefing on Sunday’s election in Burma:
- Under Burma’s military drafted 2008 constitution, it is impossible for elections to be free and fair.
- Even within the constraints of the constitution, the civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi has engaged in activities which will make this election less free and fair than the last one.
- This is an apartheid election, with most Rohingya banned from voting.