Government Employee Campaigned For USDP
22 October 2010: A local government clerk, Thang Law Ha, from Tuipang village in Mindat Township got actively involved in the election campaign by urging local people to vote for the SPDC-backed political party, USDP.
According to Article 26 (a) of the 2008 Constitution, civil services personnel are prohibited from involving in party politics.
“The local people are not happy with what he [Thang Law Ha] has been doing. He told the public that they must vote for USDP,” said one of the opposition leaders based in the area.
One of the youths got angry and reportedly had a fight with Thang Law Ha, according to one local.
Political parties contesting in Mindat Township for Burma’s 2010 Elections include USDP (Union Solidarity and Development Party), NUP (National Unity Party), CPP (Chin Progressive Party), UMFNP (Union of Myanmar Federation of National Politics) and CNP (Chin National Party).
Van Biak Thang