Suu Kyi can vote, say Burma officials
Published: 24/09/2010 at 01:57 PM
Online news: Breakingnews

Burma officials said Friday that detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be entitled to vote in the coming elections, despite earlier statements that she would be barred from taking part.

Raising confusion over the Nobel Peace laureate's rights and the interpretation of the electoral laws, an official told AFP: "Aung San Suu Kyi and her two live-in maids will get the right to vote.

"But they will not get permission to go outside on election day."

The official, who asked not to be named, suggested: "The authorities might ask them to vote in advance."

On Monday officials had said Suu Kyi, who lives under house arrest in her lakeside mansion in Rangoon, did not appear on the voting list because serving prisoners have no right to vote under Burma's 2008 constitution.