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- March 16, 2023
Narinjara News, 10 February 2022
Two Rakhine women, reportedly residents of Rangoon (now Yangon) and Ann in Arakan State, were fined Kyat 100,000 each for voting twice in the November 2020 national elections.
Manan Soe Khaing, a 21 years old voter hailing Pauktaw township of Arakan and presently settled in Shwepyithar township under the Rangoon region, was fined K 100,000 by the Shwepyithar township court on 9 February last. She admitted that they were fined after being forced to confess the offence.
Same day, the Ann township court fined Daw Ma Sein (around 50 years old) who hails from the airport ward the place where the western command is stationed. Both of them were charged under Section 171 (f) of Penal Code for Electoral Frauds.
Two more Rakhine women living in Shwepyithar township are facing similar charges. Ma Win May, one of them has been summoned to the election authority office on 21 February next.
The current military council is trying its best to prove that the last national elections were not free and fair. It is primarily targeting girls and women.
Needless to mention that the current State Administration Council (SAC) overthrew the victorious National League for Democracy-led government and seized power on 1 February 2021 claiming that the general elections were rigged.