March 22nd, 2012
03:37 AM ET

Myanmar invites U.S. and EU to observe April elections

Myanmar has invited the United States and the European Union to send representatives to observe elections in April, according to officials in the region.

Surin Pitsuwan, the secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, said in a post Wednesday on his official Twitter account that Myanmar's deputy minister for foreign affairs had told him that all members of the association's regional forum were invited to observe the elections.

The regional forum is much broader than the association's core membership and includes the United States and the European Union, as well as big Asian democracies such as India and Japan.

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  1. Chumlee

    And Myanmar should gather up all the refugees who have come to the US and are on the taxpayer dole - do you like paying
    the bills for their housing, food, education, health care, transportation, AND employers who hire these refugees receive a $ 2,000 tax credit. A $ 2,000 tax credit! Rise up taxpayers – we are being screwed.

    America first. Send these free-loaders back to their country – we do not need the cowards/free-loaders from
    other countries in the US.

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