#MYANMAR #ELECTION #monitoring #ballots #unsealed #missing #SNLD #MON

Ballot boxes kept at administrator’s house: NLD

Aye Mya Mya Myo, the National League for Democracy’s Lower House candidate for Kyauktan, Yangon Region, has complained to the township election sub-commission claiming the ward administrator was keeping advance ballot boxes at his home.

Ohn Myint, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) candidate, was minister for livestock, fisheries and rural development.

“I do not know how they keep advance ballot boxes in other villages. I saw boxes of advance ballots kept at a makeshift office in front of the house of the ward administrator of Shwepyitha on November 3. I saw six polling stations in another village of Shwe Pauk and only four of which were working. I did not see the correct number of ballot boxes. When we told them, they sealed the ballot box. Another box had to be brought from the house of the administrator and then it was sealed. The boxes loaded with advance ballots should not be kept at his house. I informed the chairman of the township sub-commission. He said they were waiting for the special police to arrive on November 6 and 7 and so the boxes had to be kept at the administrator’s house. I objected for security reasons,” Aye Mya Mya Myo said.

She said the administrator’s house was in no.4 ward in Tada, adding that she would ask where other administrators were keeping their boxes.

The NLD candidate has campaigned in 57 village tracts and 80 branch villages in Kyauktan Township.

Other candidates are Soe Kyi from the Union of National Politics Federation, Soe Hlaing of the Farmers Development Party and Zin Aung of New Society Democratic Party.
There are more than 126,000 voters in the township.


SNLD missing from advance ballots, voters claim

The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), often known as the Tiger Head party, says advance ballots did not show its logo in Mongpan Township, southern Shan State.

“The election commission is solely responsible,” said Sai Nyunt Lwin, secretary of SNLD.

A SNLD candidate Sai Tun Hla said some ballot papers excluded another SNLD candidate Sai Tun Aung and the party logo during advance voting in Mongpan on November 5.

Sai Tun Hla said: “While we were monitoring in constituency no.2 in Mongpan, an advance voter called Sai Aw said he found his ballot paper didn’t include the SNLD candidate Sai Tun Aung and only had three parties. We’ve reported it to the township commission. We have never heard of such a case. Our supporters are honest and afraid of wrongdoing so they bring nothing into polling stations to obey election rules. So we have no photo record of it.”

He also said the party had already assigned monitors to the 33 polling stations in Mongpan.

The Shan National Democratic Party, also known as the White Tiger party, the NLD and the USDP will also compete in the township.


We are very much concern about the voting tactics for advance ballots. Now, many have questioned the states’ abilities to protect voter privacy and secrecy as well as the errors in voting lists. In Mandalay, Pyikyitangon Township, the actual voters are around 200 only yet there are 7000 voters in the list. Another big issue is the advance voters are requested not to seal the envelopes, and yet asked them to vote right in front of the officials. The public servants are scared to vote for National League For Democracy (NLD) and those who voted for National League For Democracy (NLD), they were asked to stamp two times in order to become a wasted votes. UEC (Union Election Commission) should look into this rising concerns about advance voting tactics. UEC should encourage the officials in respective townships to abide the voting rights and voter privacy as well as to avoid the threats of force to influence the voting. Voter privacy and secrecy of ballots are the important part of the election process and we would like to urge the UEC to take urgent actions to handle these rising issues immediately. ############## Advance ballots unsealed in Mon State Some advance ballot papers were brought in open envelopes to the election commission in Mudon Township, Mon State, said Zaw Win, the in-charge of voter lists at the National League for Democracy’s branch there. “Three ballot papers from the detainees at the Kyaikmaraw police station, and 21 from the midwifery training class at Mawlamyine were brought to the election commission unsealed on November 4. Since this is infringing the voting rights of a citizen, we object to those votes,” said Zaw Win. Myint Thoung, the chair of the Mudon election sub-commission, said: “The envelopes of the ballot papers from the midwifery class were not closed individually but had been sealed together in a package.” He added that the advance ballots from 147 foreign voters and those from 600 family members of the servicemen have been received. “We get those from wards and village tracts daily. We’ve instructed the concerned officials to take care of the security measures.” Mudon Township is home to 165,376 eligible voters and 102 polling booths. 12196285_632706606872025_7501241675726903162_n

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UEC blames parties for voter list blunders


Political parties have been blamed by the Union Election Commission (UEC) for the erroneous voter lists for apparently failing to offer constructive help to correct mistakes.

An announcement said political parties did not cooperate enough to correct inaccuracies in the voter lists, adding that all they had done was criticise the commission.

It also said advance voter lists were announced four times nationwide and the parties did not persuade enough voters to correct the lists.

It said: “Although the nationwide voter lists were on public display from September 7 to 14, some of the errors could not be corrected as few voters came to check the lists because of a major party’s criticism.” This was seen as an apparent reference to the National League for Democracy.

The commission said repeated names in the lists caused the duplication of voter ID cards. Continue reading “#MYANMAR #ELECTION #monitoring #ballots #unsealed #missing #SNLD #MON”

U WIRA THU: “ဦးဝီရသူထံသုိ႔ အိတ္ဖြင့္ေပးစာ”

ေလးစားစြာေလွ်ာက္ထားအပ္ပါသည္ အရွင္ဘုရား။


တပည့္ေတာ္ ဦးတာသည္ 18.6.2013 ေန႔ ညေနက၊ သိမ္ေတာင္ေက်ာင္း၊ ေျမာက္ဘက္မုဒ္ဦးမွ ႀကဳိ၍စာတစ္ေစာင္ ေပးခဲ့ပါတယ္ဘုရား။

တပည့္ေတာ္၏ဆႏၵႏွင့္ ဆရာေတာ္၏ေဟာေျပာခ်က္မ်ား ထပ္တူျဖစ္ေန၍ တပည့္ေတာ္ ဝမ္းေျမာက္ ဝမ္းသာ ျဖစ္ရပါတယ္ဘုရား။

အရွင္ဘုရားတုိ႔အဖြဲ႔ ေတာင္ႀကီးမွ ျပန္ၾကြၿပီး မၾကာမီ TIME-မဂၢဇင္းမွ အရွင္ဘုရား၏ ပံုႏွင့္ သိကၡာက်ေစေသာ အေရးအသားမ်ား DVB-မွ ေတြ႔ျမင္ရ၍ အရွင္ဘုရားအတြက္ စုိးရိမ္စိတ္မ်ား ျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့ ပါသည္။ သုိ႔ေသာ္ …

၁။       အစုိးရမွ အရွင္ဘုရားဘက္မွ ရပ္တည္ျခင္း။

၂။       SNLD-ပါတီမွ အရွင္ဘုရားဘက္မွ ရပ္တည္ျခင္း။

၃။    ရန္ကုန္ေအာင္ဆန္းတပ္ဦးေက်ာင္းတုိက္ သံဃာ(၁ဝဝဝ)ေက်ာ္ အစည္းအေဝးမွ                                  ေထာက္ခံျခင္း။

၄။       ဆရာေတာ္ႀကီး ဦးဉာဏိႆရ၊ (ေရ ဆရာေတာ္ႀကီး)မွ ေထာက္ခံေဟာေျပာျခင္း။

၅။       ငါးက်မ္းၿပီး ဆရာေတာ္ဘုရားႀကီးမွ အရွင္ဝီရသူ အျပစ္မရွိေၾကာင္း တင္ျပခ်က္မ်ားေၾကာင့္                       တပည့္ေတာ္ အရွင္ဘုရားအတြက္ စိတ္ေအးရပါတယ္ ဘုရား။

ယေန႔ အေျခအေနမွာ ဆရာေဇာ္ဂ်ီရဲ႕“ထေလာ့ျမန္မာ”ကဗ်ာေလးဟာ ဆရာေတာ္နဲ႔ သိပ္ကုိကုိက္ညီတဲ့ ကဗ်ာေလးျဖစ္လုိ႔ ထည့္ေပးလုိက္ပါတယ္ဘုရား။

အလုပ္မ်ားတဲ့ၾကားက အားတဲ့အခ်ိန္ ဖတ္ရႈေတာ္မူပါဘုရား။

က်န္းမာေရးႏွင့္ မူဆလင္အႏၲရာယ္ အစဥ္သတိထားပါ ဘုရား။ Continue reading “U WIRA THU: “ဦးဝီရသူထံသုိ႔ အိတ္ဖြင့္ေပးစာ””


နိုင်ငံရေးတွေ့ဆုံဆွေးနွေးရန်လိုဟု UNA ကြေညာချက်ထုတ်ပြန်

လွတ်လပ်သော မွန်သတင်းအေဂျင်စီ – တိုင်းရင်းသားပါတီ ၇ ပါတီ ပါဝင်ဖွဲ့စည်းထားသည့် ညီညွတ်သော တိုင်းရင်းသားလူမျိုးများ မဟာမိတ်အဖွဲ့ UNA မှ နိုင်ငံရေးတွေ့ဆုံဆွေးနွေးရန်လိုဟု ပြီးခဲ့သည့် နိုဝင်ဘာလ ၁၉ ရက်နေ့က ကြေညာချက်တစ်စောင် ထုတ်ပြန်ခဲ့သည်။

SNLD ပါတီ ပြောခွင့်ရ ဦးစိုင်းလိတ်က “အဓိက အချက်နှစ်ချက်ပေါ့နော် နိုင်ငံရေးတွေ့ဆုံဆွေးနွေးဖို့နဲ့ စီးပွားရေးရုပ်သိမ်းတာ စောသေးတယ်ဆိုတဲ့ ဒီနှစ်ခုကို အဓိကထားပြီးတော့ ကျနော်တို့ ဒီထုတ်ပြန်ချက်ကိုထုတ်လိုက်တာပါ” ဟု ပြောသည်။

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ၏ဒီမိုကရေစီပြုပြင်ပြောင်းလဲရေးလုပ်ငန်းစဉ်အစပြုရုံသာရှိ၍ ပြီးပြည့်စုံရန် မရှိသေးကြောင်း၊ နိုင်ငံရေးအကျဉ်းသားအချို့ ထောင်ထဲကျန်ရှိနေသေးကြောင်းနှင့် မြန်မာပြည်အပေါ် သတ်မှတ်ထားသည့် စီးပွားရေးပိတ်ဆို့မှုအကုန်လုံးနီးပါး ရုပ်သိမ်းခြင်းသည် အချိန်စောလွန်းနေသေးသည်ဟု ၎င်းထုတ်ပြန်ကြေညာချက်တွင် ဖော်ပြထားသည်။


Hkun Tun Oo,Shan Leader:“No one can deny that change has begun,but whether or not it is real or irreversible still remains a question.”

In response to the question posed by visiting UK prime minister David Cameron on Friday, 13 April, whether President Thein Sein is on the road of no return toward democracy, Hkun Tun Oo, who was elected in the 1990 elections, said the danger of the regime refusing to turn over power in the 2015 polls is still an ever-present one, especially if the National League for Democracy (NLD) pulls off another landslide, according to an informed source in Rangoon.

“No one can deny that change has begun,” the 69 year old leader of Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) said. “But whether or not it is real or irreversible still remains a question.”


Ethnic leaders meet David Cameron at the residence of UK ambassador (Credit:SNLD)


To prove his point, Hkun Tun Oo reportedly drew attention to the following facts:

  • Hundreds of political prisoners are still behind bars
  • Agreement has yet to be reached with the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO). And there is still fighting against the Shan State Army (SSA) with which Naypyitaw has already signed a ceasefire agreement
  • The government says it is planning to amend the 2008 constitution. But no one, thus far, has come forth with a proposed plan. This begs the question whether or not President Thein Sein is really in charge of the Army
  • There are cases of the President overruling the Parliament after a resolution has been passed, which seem to indicate that there are people who are not ready to give up their power easily. Which means the regime can still refuse to relinquish its powers if the NLD wins again in 2015 like it did in 1990
  • As for the ethnic peoples, none of the constitutions written so far: the 1947, 1974 and 2008 guarantees their rights. Especially if the present constitution is still in force, there will be no peace. And if there is no peace, there will be no progress and prosperity. The off shoot is all the foreign investments that come into the country will only serve the interests of the military and not the people Continue reading “Hkun Tun Oo,Shan Leader:“No one can deny that change has begun,but whether or not it is real or irreversible still remains a question.””