Junta commander: 2010 elections could be postponed
A junta commander in southern Shan State said the planned 2010 elections could be postponed due to several reasons, while meeting with people from several civil services early in the month, according to reliable sources.
By Hseng Khio Fah
29 January 2009
On 2 January, Kunhing Area Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Tin Maung Shwe held a civil service meeting with people from immigration, police department, educational department, health department and traffic police.
“Elections could be delayed due to four reasons,” an official who wishes to remain anonymous quoted the commander as saying.
- Disruptive activities by dissidents both inside and outside the country
- Tension with Bangladesh over gas exploration
- Incomplete census
- Problems in the drug eradication program
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