Election Education and Observation Partners (EEOPs) and Myanmar Initiative Partners (MIP) had issued a joint statement for the observers.
As the Articles stated in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, you need to ask yourself the following questions, as an observer:
- Are all political parties and politicians able and free to speak and express themselves in public without fear?
- Are people being physically attacked by their political opponents or people who hold different political views?
- Is the state or, are security agencies harassing people who are exercising their right to freedom of speech?
- Are political parties exercising their right to freedom of speech without insulting their political opponents or saying things that are not true about them?
- Is the media allowed to report freely on all phases of the electoral process?
Freedom of speech does not mean that:
- You have the right to insult your opponent.
- You have the right to hatred or violence.
- You have the right to say things that are untrue about other people.
- No one is allowed to incite hatred against other members of the community.