Home-to-vote contingent hope to swing election

Home-to-vote contingent hope to swing election

Over a hundred Burmese voters living in Singapore flew to Rangoon on Friday to cast their ballots before polls close over the weekend.

Around 200,000 registered voters live in Singapore and many of them queued for hours in early voting in October.

The turnout overwhelmed embassy officials who had organised the voting and left many voters frustrated and upset.

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The experience prompted the creation of a “Fly to Vote” Facebook group, consisting of people who were not registered to vote in Singapore and had to return home to participate in the election.

“This is the first time for me to vote in my entire life, so I want to do it here in person. That’s why we managed an organisation to come back together for voting,” said Lin Htut Aung, an engineer living in Singapore.

Around 30 million of Burma‘s population of 51 million are registered to cast ballots on Sunday.

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