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Former NMSP leaders to form party to contest polls


Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Some ethnic Mon leaders plan to float a new political party before the 2010 general elections.

Former New Mon State Party (NMSP) Central Committee members Nai Tin Aung, Nai Soe Myint and former Mon National Democratic Party members came together in Moulmein on June 29 and decided to form a political party.

A 15-member committee was formed at the meeting. They have been holding monthly meetings since for the proposed party’s organizational work.

The party programme will be based on a ‘neutral line’. They intend to raise questions in Parliament on some provisions in the Burmese military junta’s 2008 constitution, which is not in keeping with its party policy -- the needs of the Mon people, a committee member said.

“We roughly agreed to resolve the crisis of ethnic equality, restoration of democracy and human rights and to end the conflict among ethnic nationalities for the betterment of the Mon people,” committee member Dr. Nai Banya Aung Moe told Mizzima.

They have not yet communicated the name of the new party and its policy to the military regime. All of it will be discussed and adopted next month, he said.

Dr. Nai Banya Aung Moe pointed out that the new party will have no connection with the NMSP or any other ethnic Mon organization.

A NMSP official told Mizzima that they have no objection to the would-be new Mon political party comprising its former central committee members.


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 September 2009 19:39 )  

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