U Hla Thein, Chairman of the Union Election Commission, met with election regional, district, and township-level election sub commissions of Bago Region in Bago City Hall yesterday.
U Hla Thein delivered a speech, saying that the commission adhered to 5 principles in ensuring elections are free, fair, transparent, and offers results that are accepted by everyone and in line with the people’s will. He highlighted the importance for commission members to adhere to the various Hluttaws’ election laws, bylaws, rules, regulations, procedures, notifications and such and for sub commissions to thoroughly understand the guidelines set for them.
The UEC Chairperson said this will ensure elections proceed in accordance with the law and disagreements are reduced. He urged electoral officials to follow the rules during their assignment to voting booths on election day. He said members of the assessing and negotiation committee must settle disputes during the campaign period using fairness and impartiality. Next, the Secretary of the Regional Election Sub Commission explained facts related to the elections. The UEC Chairperson then instructed officials from all levels of the sub commission to continue developing their skills and cooperating with relevant ministries to ensure the 2020 General Elections is carried out successfully.
—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)