NDD-Documentation and Research Department
September - 2010 Weekly Political Events pages
-Dr. Mu Thang stated that if USDP won in the election, he could effectively work for Chin State andpossibly become the President so he would contest from Thangtlang Township for Chin State Hluttaw.
-A resident from Ingapu Township, Irrawaddy Division stated that U Thein Aung, Minister of Forestry hasbeen loaning money to get peoples votes in the elections. Consequently allowing farmers in 6 villagegroups in Ingapu Township to build water wells.
-Farmers from Thayetpinsaik village, Pegu Division stated that USDP organizers forcefully urgedresidents of Oakpo, Western Part of Pegu Division, to sign documents promising not to vote for otherparties, whilst also distributing USDP member cards to them.
-A businessman from Mudon Township, Mon State, stated that USDP members, unlike other politicalparties, did not campaign in villages, but instead, were providing many different opportunities andcollecting signatures of possible voters of USDP in the elections.
-U Hla Kyine, NUP Organizer of Tharawaddy Township, stated that NUP submitted a complaint to theUnion Election Commission regarding the case where U San Win, USDP organizer seized the partymembership cards of 16 NUP members from Myauklayyone village, Tharawaddy Township, PeguDivision on 19 September and forcefully urged them to join USDP.
-Residents from Myaungmya and Wakhema stated that USDP township organizers arbitrarily recruitedresidents from Myaungmya and Wakhema townships, Irrawaddy Division in the middle of September.
NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
-U Han Shwe, the Spokesperson of National Unity Party (NUP), stated that NUP submitted an appealregarding 4 representatives whose applications were rejected by the Union Election Commission, andsaid NUP was not related with and never received any support from the current government.
- On 24 September at the 22
anniversary of the establishment of NUP, U Khin Maung Gyi, a leader of the organization, stated that NUP would not make alliance with USDP but would try to win the elections.
-NUP submitted a complaint to the Union Election Commission regarding the USDP organizers attemptto arbitrarily recruit NUP members from Tharawaddy Township, Pegu Division.
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-Daw Hla Hla Moe, an elected Member of Parliament from Minhla Township in the 1990 elections,stated that the National League for Democracy (NLD) Central Executive Committee members led by UHan Tha Myint during their Magwe visit, had been meeting with NLD members from Yenanchaung and
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