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Text of report headlined "Elections neither free nor fair" says Suu Kyi" published by Thailand-based Burmese newspaper Irrawaddy website on 30 March
Rangoon - Pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said that Sunday's [1 April] by-elections will be neither free nor fair because of widespread irregularities, but vowed to continue her candidacy to press forward with reform.
The Nobel laureate said opposition candidates had suffered stone-throwing incidents and other intimidation that hampered their campaigning in the run-up to the weekend poll.
The ballot is considered a crucial test of Burma's commitment to democratic reforms and may well herald the end to punitive economic sanctions imposed by Western nations.
The 66-year-old told a press …