Myanmar Egress denies rumours of contesting in 2010 polls

by Phanida
Thursday, 05 March 2009 22:44

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The Rangoon based civil society ‘Myanmar Egress’ on Thursday denied rumors that the group is preparing to contest the ensuing 2010 general elections.

A senior member of the Myanmar Egress, a group claiming to be into human resource training and capacity building, on Thursday told Mizzima that it has no plans to get involved in party politics. They have issued a statement explaining their stand and to counter the rumours.

“I have nothing to say in particular as we have already expressed our view in our statement. This news has been circulated among the people. In Burma, nothing is free of speculation and rumors,” the senior member of the group, who requested not to be named, said.

Myanmar Egress in February issued a statement saying it does not want to involve itself in politics and has no plans to contest the ensuing 2010 election, but is committed to the upliftment of the people’s capacity by training them and involving them in community works.

The Myanmar Egress is made up of seven people including Dr. Nay Win Maung, publisher of the ‘Living Colour’ magazine, ‘The Voice’ weekly journal, and intellectuals and businessmen. continue

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