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Updated on November 5, 2018 From Daily Eleven

Police tightens security in Lecha during by-election period

About 200 policemen are deployed in Lecha Township, Loilin district, southern Shan State to tighten security at the by-election day, according to the township police force.

Authorities provided walkie-talkies in areas where communications networks are not accessible. They divided up to five zones to provide security for 36 polling stations in the township.

The authorities deployed two policemen in each polling station and another 50 policemen are reserved for emergency case. A total of 189 policemen are deployed in the whole township supervised by office of Loilin district police force.

“The security in this area is just as stated. We have tightened security in the election period. Our job will be done if the ballot boxes are sent without damages,” said Police Major Aye Win, head of the township police force.

A total of 213 people: 118 males and 95 females, give votes in advance in villages in the township from October 24 to November 1, according to Loilin district election commission.

Two observer groups are assigned for the election in the town ship.

The township has more than 39,000 eligible voters in 23 wards and village tracts.

Sai Aung Tun Lay from National League for Democracy (NLD), Sai Oakkar from Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) and Sai Shwe Sai from Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) will be compete in three vacant candidacies for Pyithu Hluttaw in Lecha Constituency, according to Shan State election commission.

The state and district election commissions inspected the polling stations on November 2.

The township election commission allowed to hold election campaign till November 1 and instructed to end all campaigns on November 2.

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