“It is required to monitor the whole elections from the start to end,” said Myo Yan Naung Thein, general-secretary of monitoring commission for free and fair elections in Myanmar.
“We were not allowed to monitor the elections in 2010. If someone does not have the right to cast the vote, he or she is not allowed to go in the polling station. Despite monitoring groups were in 2012, there was no one to inspect polling functions. Monitoring was not allowed since then. Those who would monitor the polling activities need to have the permission of the chairman of the UEC. Registration is not OK in Nay Pyi Taw. Registration must be easy at the respective sub-commissions in the states and regions. Officially-recognised cards must have been acquired before the start of collecting eligible voters,” Myo Yan Naung Thein said.