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Mon Party Loses to Suu Kyi's Unbeatable Name

By Azan

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

“Because of her, her party won a seat,” talking about Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). While the NLD won a seat in Moulmein, the All Mon Regions Democracy Party (AMDP) lost in the capital of Mon State, which primarily consists of Mon people.

“The people here like her a lot. They do not care who their candidate is, and they vote for her because it is her,” said Kyi Win, a former Mon political prisoner and leader of the Mon National Democratic Front (MNDF).

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks during a news conference after her meeting with U.N. Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana in Rangoon on Feb. 3, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)

Nai Ngwe Thein, the chairman of AMDP said, “The people like her because she (Suu Kyi) knows how to get votes from the people; she tells them she is going to hold Panglong conference.

He questioned what type of Panglong conference she would hold for the ethnic people.

The NLD won 43 seats in the bi-election this past Sunday. Many people viewed this win as a step towards democracy for Burma.

The Mon State election commission presented official numbers of eligible voters from the April 1st election. Eligible voters numbered at 158, 219. According to unofficial numbers, the results for Moulmein had the AMDP losing 66,656 votes to the NLD.

The AMDP won only one village, said Min Yaw in Moulmein, according to Kyi Win.

The constituency of Moulmein has always faced the challenge of beating the opposition by Mon political parties, even since the 1990 election from the MNDF.

“We need to do a lot of preparation in order to take a seat in Moulmein in the 2015 election,” said Kyi Win. “If we can organize the people in the Mon villages and launch enough campaigns before the next election, we can put the right candidate, one who is well liked by the people, in a position to win a seat in Moulmein.”

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COMMENTS: Politics has been reached beyond races, religions and faith in the 21st century. UK, France, US and Australia hosted millions of migrants and other non-native born people in the last 100 years, therefore, all need to win votes not only from one race, one faith or cultural groups, but they all spoke to the entire public for winning vote. Daw Suu and her party did it. If NLD only calls a vote from Bamar (Burman), they only can represent in the central Burma, not in over seven States and other regions. Mon leaders must learn the lesson by 2015, if Mon leaders wish to rules lower Burma, (Monland, they have to speak what the local people (all races) shall be heard and shall be given a clear message what they can do for them if they win seats in parliament. Politics is overall about, people, not simple about one race and one tribe in the 21st century. Mon candidate is a brave woman and Mi Myint Myint Way should be congratulated for her courage despite the tide political campaign of NLD is overflow to the river bank of Than Lwin. Moulmein is the heart of Mon city, but residents are mixed with all races. Time is for seeking a national leadership if Mon leaders wish to survive in new politics of Burma.
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