Thursday, 20 July 2017

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Relations between members and supporters of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and the National Democratic Party for Development (NDPD) were further strained yesterday during a campaign stop in Northern Maungdaw, said a local election watchdog group.
Read more: Tension mounts among political parties in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has a budget of as much as 200 million kyat, or about US$200,000 for its campaign in northern Arakan ahead of the November 7 election, a source close to the party said.
Read more: USDP to spend millions of kyat on election campaign

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The director of the Burma border security force Nasaka, Aung Gyi, called religious leaders from Maungdaw to a meeting at his office on October 17 to discuss upcoming elections, an election watchdog group in Maungdaw said.

Read more: Nasaka summons religious leaders for election meeting

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Burma border security force (Nasaka) has issued a secret order for all section commanders to gather support directly or indirectly for the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in Burma’s upcoming elections, a Nasaka officer said.
Read more: Nasaka under orders to force support for USDP

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Supporters of the government-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) destroyed a campaign billboard and threatened members of the rival National Democratic Party for Development(NDPD), according to an election watchdog group in Maungdaw.
Read more: USDP supporters destroy rival party's campaign billboard