Fri 29 Aug 2014
Filed under: Inside Burma,Naypyitaw,News,Protest / Strike
A collection of 20 civil society organisations launched a campaign on August 28 to object to the plans to use a system of proportional representation for future elections to the Amyotha Hluttaw.
The People’s Activity Escalation Network opened their campaign with 60 signatories attending an event at Seik-taing-gya hall in South Okkalapa Township, Yangon.
Ko Myat Kyaw, co-organiser of the network, told Mizzima the group will collect signatures across eight townships in the east of Yangon city until September 10 before sending a copy of the petition to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the National League for Democracy and the ethnic parties that object to proportional representation.
U Ohn Tin, a member of the commission drafting the proposals for a future nationwide electoral system told Mizzima on August 24 that the commission had nearly finished their task.