Early voting for Myanmar nationals here

Hundreds of Myanmar nationals queueing outside the Myanmar Embassy yesterday to cast their votes for the country's general election on Nov 8. Many queued from as early as 5am outside the embassy in St Martin's Drive off Tanglin Road, according to vol
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Hundreds of Myanmar nationals queueing outside the Myanmar Embassy yesterday to cast their votes for the country's general election on Nov 8. Many queued from as early as 5am outside the embassy in St Martin's Drive off Tanglin Road, according to volunteers.

At 2.30pm, the queue stretched all the way to Tanglin Road.

About 20,000 Myanmar nationals had submitted their requests for early voting, according to the country's media.

Myanmar's Union Election Commission had called for a postponement of the vote due to flooding in parts of the country. But the authorities there said the polls would go ahead on Nov 8.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2015, with the headline 'Early voting for Myanmar nationals here'. Print Edition | Subscribe