Myanmar Goes to Already Discredited National Polls

Rights organizations charge widespread intimidation, suppression

By: Nava Thakuria

Myanmar has gone for its second successive multi-party polls amid widespread accusations that the elections would be neither free nor fair, with uncertainties in many parts of the country and the Covid-19 pandemic affecting its marginal population.

The electoral exercise, with around 37 million of the 60 million-plus population expected…

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