STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Suu Kyi cites widespread poll irregularities

YANGON: Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar\'s elections cannot be called free and fair because of widespread irregularities, but that she is pressing forward with her candidacy in Sun

Published: 30th March 2012 10:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:50 PM   |  A+A-

YANGON: Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar's elections cannot be called free and fair because of widespread irregularities, but that she is pressing forward with her candidacy in Sunday's polling for the sake of the country.

Suu Kyi made the comments at a news conference Friday, two days before by-elections that are being closely watched by the international community.

The 66-year-old Nobel peace laureate listed irregularities that go "beyond what is acceptable for democratic elections."

She says the polls will not be "genuinely free and fair" but that "we are determined to go forward."

Suu Kyi is expected to win her first seat in parliament in Sunday's vote.

The polls are seen as a crucial test of Myanmar's commitment to democratic reforms.

More from World.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp