Security tightened in Yangon Region


Special Police training in Maha Aungmye Township, Mandalay on October 20, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima

Special Police training in Maha Aungmye Township, Mandalay on October 20, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima 

The Myanmar Police Force has tightened security in Yangon Region, putting the region on ‘orange alert’ during the election period, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 6 November.

“More than 3,000 police, who make up about 50 percent of the region’s police force, will be on alert across the region to support the orange alert from 1 to 14 November,” Police Major. Thein Lwin told the newspaper.

Out of over 40,000 special civilian police recruited by authorities to provide additional security for the election, more than 5,400 will also be deployed at polling stations across the region on Election Day, he added. 

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