A funny way to look at Myanmar's poll

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Myanmar is set to launch its first general elections in two decades on Sunday, which the ruling military junta says will help transform the autocracy into a democracy.

But many in the country are skeptical that the vote will be conducted in a fair manner and have called for a poll boycott. They say the election is a veneering attempt to make the government appear legitimate.

Candidates of major contesting political parties have raised fresh complaints accusing the junta of threatening and intimidating voters in the run-up to the election.

Al Jazeera's special correspondent reports from Yangon, Myanmar, on how daring political satire in the country reflects a pervading sense of doubt that the poll will bring any change.