Suu Kyi warns of ‘orchestrated riots’ on Election Day

Suu Kyi warns of ‘orchestrated riots’ on Election Day

Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), has warned voters of the potential for intentionally orchestrated riots on election day.

Suu Kyi told a campaign rally in Hmawbi, Rangoon Division: “People need to be alert on election day. There may be those who intentionally orchestrate riots. To hold the election peacefully is of great importance to all of us. Let me warn you!

“The election is close … Elections are essential in all democratic systems. You understand that the election is about choosing people capable of leading a new government,” Suu Kyi said.

The Nobel Peace laureate also said that she would not seek revenge for the military’s past behaviour.

“The NLD does not bear a grudge against those wishing to live peacefully. The NLD has no principle of revenge. Past events are the lessons we will have to bear,” Suu Kyi said.

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Suu Kyi also addressed a crowd in nearby Phaunggyi on Saturday.

A day earlier, the NLD leader was in Taikkyi, also in Rangoon division, where she issued similar warnings.

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