Myanmar government announces law on constitutional referendum, sets up supervisory body


 

Myanmar’s military government on Tuesday announced enactment of a law to guide May’s referendum on a new constitution, but did not set an exact date for the vote.

 

In an announcement made on state TV and radio’s evening news broadcasts, it also said a 45-member Referendum Convening Commission has been established to oversee the process.

On February 9, the government announced plans for the referendum, the first time the junta has set specific dates for steps in an earlier-announced “roadmap to democracy”.

 

The plans have been widely criticized for failing to include any input from opponents of military rule. (AP)

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