A source said that there are many Chin people in Kalaymyo, Sagaing region cannot give vote for ethic group hluttaw yesterday general election in Myanmar. Many Chin people cannot give their votes to ethnic group hluttaw, though they had given votes to Pyithu Hluttaw, Amyota Hluttaw and Region Hluttaw.
Ko Mung No, official of Hornbill Organization for election watch, also said, “When we closely watch the reason of no right to vote for ethnic hluttaw, we find out that many Chin people have Burmese name, though they are Chin tribe, and the election commission had rejected them as Burmese. So that many Chin people cannot give vote for ethnic group hluttaw in this election.”
“I had given only three votes, I can’t vote for ethnic group Hluttaw as I didn’t find my name in the list. It is so sad,” said
There are 176 voting booths and eighteen thousand of Chin voters in Kalaymyo.