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Burmese elections denounced: CEN 2.13.08 February 13, 2008

Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of Myanmar, Church of England Newspaper, Civil Rights, NGOs, Politics.
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THE SNAP elections announced by the Burmese government have been denounced by Church groups and democracy activists as a ruse to legitimise the military junta’s hold over the country.

“Far from being a positive development, this timetable [for elections] will simply rubber-stamp the authority of this brutal regime,” the Chief Executive of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) Mervyn Thomas said on Feb 11.

On Feb 9 state radio announced that a referendum would be held in May on a proposed constitution for the “Union of Myanmar”, formally known as Burma, followed by General Elections in 2010.

Read it all in The Church of England Newspaper’s Religious Intelligence section.

Burmese elections denounced
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