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Burma / Elections / Military Rule #128797

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 27, 1990
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Rangoon, Burma: Mark Litke) Democracy Burmese-style during today's elections examined; details recalled and scenes shown of crushing of pro-democracy movement in Burma in 1988. Military's promise of democracy and its intimidation of any threat to its rule detailed. Many Burmese noted fleeing military rule either as refugees or as members of independence-seeking armies. [MAN - (thru translator) says it may not be a free election, but it is first time he ever voted.] House arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi and military leader Saw Maung mentioned.

Litke, Mark;
Sawyer, Forrest

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