ZNC seeks recognition and change in constitution

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The Zomi National Congress (ZNC), which won seats in the 1990 general election in Burma from Chin state, is keen on being recognized as a political party by the Election Commission. Its registration was cancelled in 1992.

The party wants the changes in the 2008 constitution of the country and wants to promote Chin state development.

“Development of Chin state, road communication and education will be highlighted by the party. If the party is to participate in Burma’s Hluttaw seat, the country’s constitution will have to be changed,” said Pu Cin Sian Thang, the party leader.

It is learnt that a decision was taken by party members in the last week of February to apply for registration as a political party to be submitted to the Election Commissioner.

For the released of 1988 student prisoners including Ko Min Ko Naing, Ko Ko Kyi, U Khun Hlun Oo, General Se Thin and other political prisoners, the party also decided to register so that it can get permission to contest the next election along with the National League for Democracy Party led by Daw Aung San Su Kyi.

“We will fight continuously against the 2008 constitution legally and under the law of the present government,” said Pu Cin Sian Thang.

The ZNC won the 1990 general elections in Burma from Teddim and Ton Zang Township No. 2, constituency, but the party’s registration was cancelled on the basis of (7/92) declaration by the State Peace and Development Council in March 1992.

Therefore, the party demonstrated during the 2010 Burmese general election.

The ZNC is a member of the United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) which comprises the Mon National Democratic Front (MNDF), Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), Arakan League for Democracy (ALD) totaling 11 parties.

Now, the UNA, MNDF and ALD have submitted applications for recognition to the Election Commission of Burma. The decision was passed by SNLD led by U Khun Htun Oo to submit an application.

The 1990 election was won by ZNC, Chin National League for Democracy and Mara People’s Party from Chin state. Khonumthung news

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