27 Jan '11, 12pm

Security 'tight' ahead of Myanmar parliament opening via @cmswire

YANGON - MYANMAR is 'very concerned' about its fledgling parliament, ramping up security around the building as part of preparations for a grand opening next week, an official said on Thursday. Cameras, bags and explosives are banned and uninvited visitors risk prison under rules spelled out to lawmakers, while the Myanmar official said even senior military officers will not be able to enter without special clearance. 'The security inside and outside of the new parliament compound in (the capital) Naypyidaw is very tight as the authorities are very much concerned for it,' the source told AFP on condition of anonymity. 'No candidate will be allowed to take their mobile or any electronic devices. Even senior officers who are not responsible for parliament security cannot go inside,' he said. The official said even security patrols will not be able to use walkie talkies in th...

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