Burma Elections Won't Be Fair: Suu Kyi
But democracy fighter vows to continue with elections
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2012 9:18 AM CDT
YANGON, MYANMAR - MARCH 30: Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to the media during a press conference ahead of parliamentary elections on March 30, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. She said that by-elections...   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Aung San Suu Kyi says that what's happening in the run-up to Burma's latest attempt at elections has been "beyond what is acceptable," with "many, many cases of intimidation" by supporters of the ruling regime, reports Reuters. Suu Kyi accused government supporters of vandalizing opposition posters, influencing electoral registers, and at least two attempts at injuring opposition candidates by launching projectiles at them. "Still, we are determined to go forward because we think that is what our people want," she said of Sunday's elections.

Suu Kyi noted that free and fair results depended on more than just fairness on election day, but "on what went before that day." For more information on the elections and Suu Kyi's health problems, check out this story.

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Bentham
Mar 30, 2012 1:40 PM CDT
In much of the world, anything resembling democracy is awkward and difficult (at the very least). All we in America can do - really - is to educate ourselves about current affairs and learn about human rights and other worthwhile civilizational concepts. To know the good is to do the good.
Neuman
Mar 30, 2012 10:40 AM CDT
Wow, is that T'Pau from the planet Vulcan?
horseshoe
Mar 30, 2012 10:16 AM CDT
to be expected when you're the wicked witch of the west!