November 16, 2020

The election in Burma this month should have delivered “stability and security”, but has instead led to the possibility of “unrest and insurgency”, owing to the manner in which the process was carried out, the Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has said.

The executive director of Burma Campaign UK, Anna Roberts, said: “The fact that these elections are less free and fair than the last should be a wake-up call to the international community about the direction Burma is moving in.

“Ethnic and religious minorities are being disenfranchised on a huge scale, and the international community is virtually silent. If there can’t be constitutional democratic reforms, and elections are less free and fair, where is the democratic transition the British government and others say they are supporting?”

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