HCMC police ensure polling security

The Ho Chi Minh City Police are keeping closer eyes on the streets around the city as the national parliamentary elections are approaching. Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper caught up with Colonel Le Dong Phong to interview him about the police’s preparations for the elections.

The HCMC police are keeping closer eyes on the streets around the city to ensure the security of the elections (Photo:Minh Tri)

Le Dong Phong: The HCMC police have mobilized officers to guard the polling polls around the city and help local authorities to put lists of candidates and election banners and flags at the places where people can easily watch them.

We also guard the lists from being torn or stained and strictly inspect the polling spots that leaders of the Party and the government are expect to cast their ballots on Sunday.

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper: The police are in charge of seeking and encouraging households, who moved to other places due to the city’s residential relocation, but have not changed their household registration book, to make their vote at their previous living areas. What has the progress of the task been so far?

Le Dong Phong: We instructed police departments in the city to cooperate with local site clearance and land compensation boards to make a list of households moving to other places, but have not changed their household registration book.

However, those households are expected to cast their ballots at the places where they moved in.

How have the HCMC police helped reissue the household r registration book to people, who have just got out of jail or been granted amnesty in the occasion of the anniversary of Vietnam’s Independence Day [April 30th], so that they can attend the elections?

On April 30th this year, at the Chi Hoa and Bo La prisons, sentences of 190 prisoners were commuted, while 59 were granted amnesty. We also cooperated with local election councils to put names of those people into a list in order to provide them with polling cards.

By Ai Chan – Translated by Vu Minh

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