Hluttaw representative of the Thanbyuzayat Township Constituency.
Due to the substandard qualifications of the candidates selected by Mon National Party (MNP) and All Mon Regions Democracy Party (AMDP), about 50 enterprises who work for various Mon national movements held discussions over three days at Mon Hall, in Thanbyuzayat Town. As a result of the meeting, an individual candidate, named Nai Pan Maung, was selected on August 5 to represent Mon people.
“When we selected the candidate, we chose a person who is able to debate in the Hluttaw (Parliament). That person must be at least a high school graduate and must be able to propose and insist on, the rights of Mon people. Based on such points, we chose our representative,” said Ko Naing Linn, who is the spokesperson of the Hluttaw candidate for the Mon people selection committee.
Ko Naing Linn also said that the Mon youth group of Thanbyuzayat Township, summer Mon language teaching group, and the Mon National Day Organizing Association established a Hluttaw candidate for the Mon people selection committee.
“Because there are 3 candidates for Mon people, it doesn’t look as if one of them can win the Thanbyuzayat Township constituency entirely. So, more powerful parties will more likely become the winner,” said an election observer from Thanbyuzayat Town, who did not want to reveal his name.
For upcoming elections, MNP appointed Mi Chaw Su Lat to run as the Pyithu Hluttaw candidate of Thanbyuzayat Township, while the AMDP also appointed Nai Than Shwe as the candidate for the township.
Likewise, Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) have U Aung Than Oo running as the Pyithu Hluttaw candidate for the Thanbyuzayat township, whereas U Nyan Hein of National League for Democracy (NLD) will also compete for the township’s Pyithu Hluttaw candidate.
During the 2010 elections, AMDP’s Nai Thein Aung was selected as the Pyithu Hluttaw candidate of the Thanbyuzayat Township.