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Myanmar places Yangon under high security alert

  • Myanmar government has placed Yangon region under high security alert ahead of historical general elections scheduled for Sunday. The alert, ranged as yellow, is effective for the first two weeks of this month till November 14, media reports quoted Myanmar police force as saying on Friday. Over 3,000 police force members, which make up half of Yangon region, is being put on alert, reinforced by 5,400 specially-trained police force out of 40,000, to provide additional security for the election. (Source: IANS)