Statement on Stance
The Union Election Commission is an “organization formed by the President in accord with the provisions on appointment of the Union Ministers prescribed in this Constitution mentioned in Sub-section (a) of Section 398 of the Constitution (2008) of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the organization which shall make final and conclusive resolutions on election functions, appeals and revisions relating to the resolutions and orders of the election tribunals and matters taken under the law relating to political party in accord with Section 402 of the Constitution”. As Union Ministers shall be responsible to the President in accord with Sub-section (h) of the Section 232, it is considered that the Union Election Commission formed in accord with these provision should also be responsible to the President. As such, the President should necessarily supervise and control functions of the Union Election Commission to be legal, righteous, justice and fair.
It was learnt that electoral disputes in the general election held on 8 November 2020 occurred across the nation. The Tatmadaw is scrutinizing and reviewing the election processes in 218 townships where servicemen from regiments and units of the Tatmadaw and their family members cast votes whether election processes happened in accord with the law or not. Depending on findings of the scrutiny and reviews, voters from respective constituencies will submit electoral objections to the Union Election Commission if necessary. As it is efforts to recognize a free and fair election without suspicion, the request was made to the Union Election Commission for giving necessary directives to respective election sub-commissions to be able to allow copying of public documents in accord with Section 74 and Section 76 of the Evidence Act when permission is sought for copying necessary documents which need in scrutinizing and reviewing the election processes.
The Statement on Stance was released that the Tatmadaw will scrutinize the townships where servicemen of regiments and units of the Tatmadaw and their family members cast votes with the aim of enabling the people to recognize the election to be free and fair without suspicion and further straightening the Myanmar political path in the future with essence of democracy such as good practices of abiding by the law.
Tatmadaw True News Information Team