November 5, 2020

Activists warn that mass disenfranchisement will deepen racial divides and fuel resentment among ethnic minorities, reports Myanmar Now. Burma Campaign UK said “Aung San Suu Kyi has engaged in activities which will make this election less free and fair than the last one.”

“The greatest shadow over the credibility of the election is the continued banning of Rohingya people being allowed to vote, and the astonishing silence of the international community over this issue,” BCUK added. “International donors, including the UK, ignored a UN recommendation to review support for the election if Rohingya were excluded, and provided support to the racist government body, the Union Election Commission.”

Read Myanmar Now article

Read BCUK’s election briefing

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