Monday, January 31, 2011

USDP members new chief, chairman of Rangoon Assembly

Monday, 31 January 2011 19:56 Tun Tun

New Delhi (Mizzima) – Two members of the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) were elected as the chief of the assembly and the chairman of the assembly of the Rangoon Regional Assembly, according to a source close to the assembly.

Sein Tin Win of Kunchankone Township was elected chief of the assembly and Maung Maung Win of Shwepyithar Township was elected chairman of the assembly, the source said.

‘So far, we only have information from the Rangoon Division Assembly’, he told Mizzima.

There are a total of 123 lawmakers in the Rangoon Division Assembly; 31 of them are from the military; two are ethnic parliamentary representatives; 73 are from the USDP; and 17 are from other political parties.

Local residents said the Rangoon Division Assembly was held in the old parliament building on Pyi Road in Rangoon that was built during the socialist era.

Authorities strengthened security around the area.

‘Many security forces and police cars have been stationed outside the parliamentary building. I think there were more than 20 cars’, said one source. He said groups of about five armed guards were posted at every major intersection.

‘I think a police car contained about four or five security personnel. Cars were checked by security personnel at night. Both the drivers and the passengers were examined’, he said.

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