UEC, Ministries discuss advance voting of Myanmar citizens living abroad and standard operating procedure

Union Election Commission holds meeting with ministries for successfully holding of  the 2020 General Election.  PHOTO: MNA
Union Election Commission holds meeting with ministries for successfully holding of the 2020 General Election.  PHOTO: MNA

Union Election Commission, Ministry of the Office of Union Government, Ministry of International Cooperation, Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Ministry of Health and Sport held coordination meeting yesterday afternoon in Nay Pyi Taw. The meeting was attended by Chairman of Union Election Commission U Hla Thein, Union Ministers, Deputy Ministers, members of the Union Election Commission and officials.
The Chairman of Union Election Commission said that the purpose of the meeting was to facilitate the smooth running of the election process to hold the 2020 General Election successfully. He also said that firstly, it was for advance voting of Myanmar citizens living abroad; that the date to take out Form 15, and dates to receive the forms are announced; that the sending of Form 15, reviewed forms and ballot papers between Myanmar missions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Commission will be carried out by relief flight. Relating with the enquiry of the National Level Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19, he said that there were local and foreign donors for the protective materials, a Union level organization or a focal ministry should take responsibility for accepting these materials, buying the necessary materials and managning the expenses.
The UEC chairman advised to set Standard Operating Procedure- SOP by taking example of South Korea, Japan and Singapore which have successfully held elections during the COVID-19 pandemic. He suggested to issue the directives for Hluttaw candidates and political parties in conducting their campaign and to monitor safe voting at the poll stations. The chairman of UEC and officials exchanged discussions with the Union ministers, deputy ministers and officials at the meeting.— MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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