Suu Kyi 'cannot vote in Myanmar election'
Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not be allowed to vote in the military-ruled country's first election in two decades, officials said yesterday.
"Aung San Suu Kyi's name does not appear on the voting list," said an official in Bahan Township where the Nobel Peace laureate lives under house arrest in her lakeside mansion.
Her exclusion was expected because under Myanmar's 2008 constitution serving prisoners have no right to vote.
Suu Kyi "will not have the right to vote as she's under detention," said another official. Both spoke on condition of anonymity.
Nobel Peace Laureate Suu Kyi has spent most of the past 20 years in detention, and as a serving prisoner is also barred from standing as a parliamentary candidate.