Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Residents in Maungdaw in western Burma say they are being instructed to vote only for candidates of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) by high-ranking officials of the Burma border security force Nasaka.
Read more: USDP instructing voters to support the party

Chittigong, Bangladesh: A six-member delegation from 14 Burmese pro-democracy organizations based in the United Kingdom, delivered a petition to British Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to condemn the November 7 elections in Burma and to reject the results, according to a press release.
Read more: Burmese ethnic groups urge action by British PM

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) have been arresting supporters of the National Democratic Party for Development (NDPD) since November 1, according to an election watchdog group in Maungdaw.
Read more: Nasaka targets NDPD supporters for arrest

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The arrival of a small Burmese naval vessel from Sittwe on Sunday has led to speculation in Maungdaw that authorities are boosting security ahead of national elections on November 7.
Read more: Arrival of Burmese naval vessel sparks election speculations

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) issued a stern warning to village authorities at a quarterly meeting in Maungdaw Township that their jobs would be jeopardized if they supported the National Democratic Party for Development (NDPD) in the upcoming election, according to one a village leader who attended the meeting.
Read more: TPDC threatens jobs over village authorities' support of NDPD