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Myanmar says 'massive turnout' in referendum

Myanmar state media said on Sunday there was "massive turnout" in the country's national referendum, which the military regime held the previous day despite widespread damage from Cyclone Nargis.

world Updated: May 11, 2008 10:18 IST

Myanmar state media said on Sunday there was "massive turnout" in the country's national referendum, which the military regime held the previous day despite widespread damage from Cyclone Nargis.

Polling hours even were extended in some places to let people cast their ballots in the referendum, which was held Saturday in most of the country, the official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said.

"The referendum was held successfully ... with massive turnout of the citizens," the paper said in its story -- which made no mention of the storm or the 60,000 people left dead or missing in the tragedy.