15 August 2010: Postcards and posters of ‘Vote-No’ campaigns have been distributed in public places in Rangoon following the recent ‘unanticipated’ announcement of the 2010 election date by Burma’s military regime.
The posters with Daw Aung Suu Kyi’s photo and slogans reading ‘You have the rights to vote or not to vote according to the laws by the Election Commission’ can be seen in areas such as public toilets, transports, parking spaces and lamp posts.
One of the campaign organisers said: “It is conducted with posters bearing Daw Aung Suu Kyi’s pictures, with the purpose of encouraging the public not to take part in the upcoming ‘sham’ 2010 Election. It is in accordance with one of the Acts issued by the 2010 Election Commission that reads ‘It is our right to vote or not to vote for 2010 election’.”
The ‘Vote-No’ campaigns, organised by Generation Wave and other alliance friends, have been mostly active in some areas of Rangoon including Dagon Myo Thit, Insein, Hlaingtharyar, Mingalardone, Bayintnaung, Yuzana Plaza and Dagon Centre since last Thursday.