Upcoming Myanmar General Elections and Rohingya’s Voting Rights

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  • Start : 2020/07/18 11:00
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Upcoming Myanmar General Elections and Rohingya’s Voting Rights

 BACKGROUND

 The 2020 Myanmar General Election is coming soon. Rohingya were not allowed to vote in the last election despite the fact that Rohingya have been voting and electing their representatives for the parliament since Myanmar’s Independence from the British Colonial Rule.

 The NLD (National League for Democracy) government led by Aung San Suu Kyi has been in power for almost five years. There has been little improvements in terms of peace, stability and human rights situations in the country. Human rights violations against Rohingya and ethnic minorities have worsened under the NLD government.

 In this conference, the speakers will shed lights on why Rohingya must be allowed to vote and elect their representatives for the parliament and provide their voting rights that Rohingya have enjoyed for generations.

DATE & TIME:
Time – 11:00 AM (GMT +1 London)
04:30 PM (Yangon)
Date – Saturday, July 18, 2020

MODERATOR:
Daw Nilar Myint | Rohingya Activist

SPEAKERS:

  1. Dr. Hla Kyaw | Chairperson, The European Rohingya Council (ERC)
  2. MP U Shwe Maung | Former Rohingya Member of Parliament in Myanmar
  3. Ko Ko Linn | Rohingya Activist
  4. Nyein Chan Aung | Myanmar Activist
  5. Nay San Lwin | Cofounder of Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC)

WATCH LIVE IN BURMESE LANGUAGE:
www.facebook.com/theerc.eu

 

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The European Rohingya Council (ERC) is a non-governmental umbrella Rohingya organisation that strives to achieve community’s aspirations for the benefits of the Rohingya community in Arakan State, Burma (Myanmar) and Europe in particular and Rohingya around the world in general.

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