Police place the region under high security until mid-November
THE Myanmar Police Force has tightened security in Yangon Region, putting the region on ‘orange alert’ during on election period.
“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,” said Police Major. Thein Lwin to The Global New Light of Myanmar.
Moreover, out of over 40,000 civilian special 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 the election day, he added.
There are 5,495 polling stations and more than 4.9 million eligible voters in the region.
The police force has placed the region on yellow alert since the campaign period began and has provided security to religious buildings since the pre-campaign period.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered the police force to be on full alert from the beginning to the middle of November across the country.