Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Former deputy minister of home affairs, Brig-Gen Phone Swe, arrived in Maungdaw yesterday evening to help campaign for Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) candidates, according to an official in Maungdaw.
Read more: Former SPDC minister campaigns for USDP in Arakan State

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) offered scholarships, IT training and employment opportunities to students at a meeting in Maungdaw in exchange for their support in the upcoming national election, said a student who attended the meeting.
Read more: USDP offers scholarships for votes

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) candidates and village authorities have collaborated with local police and Burma border security force (Nasaka) officials to coerce residents to vote for the junta-backed party in upcoming elections next month, a village elder said.
Read more: Authorities reportedly collude to force support for USDP candidates

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Election Commissioner U Tha Tha Maung announced yesterday that his office will begin implementing an advanced voting system for next month’s national election, according to an official in Maungdaw.
Read more: Election Commission plans new advanced vote

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Residents in Maungdaw have expressed concerns that polling stations will not be adequately equipped to process votes in time for November 7 elections, said a politician from Maungdaw.
Read more: Campaigning restrictions tighten over party tensions