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Voters turn up for 'meaningless' referendum
Sun, May 25, 2008
The Straits Times
Yangon - Voters in regions devastated by the cyclone cast ballots yesterday in a referendum that many say is meaningless, as Myanmar's junta has already declared victory.

The regime says the charter was overwhelmingly approved by 92.4per cent in the first round of voting on May10.

Even though their votes will not change the outcome, hundreds of thousands of people left their patched-up homes and makeshift shelters to cast ballots at schools, temples and community centres.

'I will tick Yes,' said 30-year-old shop assistant Khin Min. 'I'm afraid I will be put in jail if I vote No.'

AFP

 

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