UEC Chairman meets with Yangon Region election sub-commissions

CHAIRMAN U Hla Thein of the Union Election Commission held a meeting with the chairpersons, members and secretaries of the Yangon Region, districts, and townships election sub-commissions at the Yangon Region government office yesterday morning.

Chairman U Kyi Myint and members of the Yangon Region Election Sub-Commission, the chairpersons and secretaries of the districts and townships election sub-commissions attended the meeting.

UEC Chairman U Hla Thein said at the meeting that the Union Election Commission is implementing the preparation work to make the 2020 General Election a success in line with the five norms – free, fair, transparent, credible, and harmonious with people’s desires. The year 2019 has been designated to compile an accurate and comprehensive voters list according to change in population. We are now in the third phase in this process. Voters and people should cooperate to bring about the comprehensive voters list. Eligible voters should not lose their voting rights. Sub-commissions should systematically correct the voters lists monthly in accordance with changing conditions. Political parties and community-based organizations should work together in awareness campaign for the voters to check when the voters’ lists are announced.

The Union Election Commission is conducting electoral trainings of trainers to empower the reliable and respectable individuals and officials from the sub-commissions. Three groups were trained within November 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw. Trainers then conducted district-wise multiple-trainings. After trainings, the sub-commissions can carry out their work in line with relevant election law, bylaw, guidelines and directives for the successful general election in 2020.

Meeting participants are to make the 2020 General Election a success in accord with the five norms. Three sub-commission members, who are non-civil servants but respectable individuals, are provided with a one-year allowance. As a reciprocal gesture towards the State and UEC, all election sub-commissions are to perform their duties conscientiously. Next, Chairman U Kyi Myint of Yangon Region Election Sub-Commission explained the preparation work being done.

Then, the UEC Chairman concluded the meeting by presenting certificates and cash prizes to honour the chairman and members of the Seikan Township election sub-commission.


(Translated by Aungthu Ya)


Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar