Pro-constitution leaflets circulating in Rangoon

Apr 1, 2008 (DVB), Rangoon residents said unknown groups of people have been distributing leaflets across the former capital urging people to vote Yes in the national referendum in May.

The leaflets carried the headline "Let's just vote Yes" and encouraged people to vote in favour of the draft constitution in the upcoming referendum.

Witnesses said government authorities seemed relaxed about the leaflets being distributed, in contrast to their sensitivity about other groups who have promoted a No vote.

Under the government's referendum law, approved in February this year, campaigning against the referendum is an offence punishable by up to three years in prison.

Reporting by Maung Too

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