At Some Villages in Nam Kham Township, Shan States, villagers were forced to vote "yes" to the Junta's Constitution.
Villagers had to put theballot infornt of the Township Authorites such as Nam Kham Township Chairman U tin Hlaing, Township Chief Administrator U Hla Win, Commander Lt. Colonel Thein Htun of Infantry 290 Regiment.
Lt. Colonel Thein Htun sat beside the Ballot box and the villagers have to show the commender they tick on the "yes" Vote before they(villagers) put inside the ballot box At the Kun Hane Village, one Villager U Main Swae tick on the (X) no vote. The commander shout at the old man "What are you doing? Are you rebel against the country. Do you want to be send to prison" Then the township Chief administrator told the Commander..oh this person is uneducated, I will give him the new ballot and let him vote "yes". After that no more villagers dare to vote "No" any more and the Kun Hane Village Secretary personally ticked "Yes" vote for the villagers before put into the ballot box!!!!!
Another news from Kachin State, Myitkyina Township people were given PRE-TICK "Yes" vote ballots in advance.
While 100,000 people died and over 1 million people are homeless because of cyclone Nargis, these junta not interest of saving people, they only thinking about how to cheat the vote for the referendum!! They are worst then the evil
Friday, May 9, 2008