Yangon Region electoral officials are scrambling to correct voters’ lists that contain some surprising omissions. U Kyaw, Yangon Region MP for Thingangyun township, says his name is not on the list. Another missing name is reportedly that of Daw Khin Aye, the wife of U Thein Nyunt, a Pyithu Hluttaw MP. Both MPs are members of the New National Democratic Party, and U Thein Nyunt is the party chair. Daw Khin Aye yesterday declined to comment on the reported omission. Electoral officials confessed that even a member of the electoral commission had been left off the list. None of this was deliberate, said one.
U Kyaw told The Myanmar Times yesterday, “I’m 70 years old and I’ve voted in every election since 1974. Voting is important for me even if I were not an MP.”
He said he had declined an invitation from electoral officials to send in a so-called form 3, requesting inclusion of his name, but provided them with a copy of his household list. U Kyaw doesn’t know yet if he will be able to vote or not.
“They should have double-checked the voters’ list before displaying it [for public review]. Their list is from the Department of Immigration and Population. It’s not very satisfactory.”
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