By LAWI WENG – The All Mon Regions Democracy Party (AMDP), will hold another political training in the middle of May to promote members political capacity.
AMDP chairman, Nai Ngwe Thein, said, “We will invite the Myanmar Times to give the training, which will be held for a week. They will train our members about politics.”
The training will also discuss democracy, parliament, and decentralization issues.
“Many of our party members come from different backgrounds. They do not have very much political experience. This is why we need political training,” said Nai Ngwe Thein.
The political training will be held at the Mon Assembly Hall in Moulmein, free of cost for the AMDP.
“Myanmar Times will spend their own money on the training. We do not have the money to pay for it,” he said.
Myanmar Times is a Rangoon based newspaper published in both English and Burmese.
Sources from AMDP leaders said that after the new government was established, the AMDP and other ethnic political parties were given the opportunity to hold political trainings.
These AMDP leaders explained that the new government allowed political trainings to show the international community that there is an open venue for political discourse in the country.
This will be the third training put on by AMDP. The second was held in March in Moulmein, and was conducted by Myanmar Egress, a NGO based in Rangoon.
The AMDP won 16 out of the 34 positions for Mon State in the November 7th elections.