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Myanmar to hire temporary workers for extra election security


A voter shows an official their identification paper prior to voting in 2010. Photo: Mizzima

Myanmar has started a campaign to recruit 40,000 temporary workers to help police provide security for elections scheduled for November reported VOA on 9 July.

Police Force Colonel Maung Maung Soe said locals would be given preference to provide security for each polling station in the country.

Newly recruited workers will attend a two-week training course and be under the direct supervision of the Myanmar Police Force the report said quoting Colonel Maung Maung Soe.

He added that the new recruits would be paid about $120 a month, the same as a policeman earns. The money is coming from foreign donations, including the European Union.

General elections are scheduled to be held November 8.

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