#BURMA #Ko #Ko #Gyi #summoned by #police after #candidacy #announcement

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U Ko Ko Gyi summoned by police after candidacy announcement
Police issued a summons for U Ko Ko Gyi, leader of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society soon after news surfaced that he plans to run in the upcoming national election under the National League for Democracy, said police chief Myo Aung from South Okkalapa Township police station on July 20.
Myo Aung said: “U Ko Ko Gyi was summoned to visit the police station on July 22. Police filed a suit against him under Section 19 of the Peaceful Assembly Law in connection with his protest against the construction of a condominium on an existing playground. He has been summoned to come to the police station between 12pm and 1pm in order to face the suit against him.”
The police filed law suits against U Ko Ko Gyi, Dr Saw Naing, U Naing Ko Lin, U Aung Maw (AKA U Sit Aung) and U Myo Khin (AKA Mone Khat) under section 19.
On December 21, 2014, a crowd of local people, including U Ko Ko Gyi, staged a protest against the development of a condominium complex on the playground at the corner of Waizayandar Road and Thitsar Road in the 9th Ward of South Okkalapa Township.
The authorities allowed them to carry out the protest only at a separate protest site in Tamwe Township, even though the demonstrators submitted a protest application. The police denied the protesters permission to protest at the site of the development and filed charges against them in accordance with Section 19.
U Ko Ko Gyi went to the police station on May 22 in response to an initial summons from the police issued on May 21.
U Ko Ko Gyi told reporters he would not get seek bail and would confess and face trial.
On June 15, five people, including U Ko Ko Gyi, went to the South Okkalapa Township court in response to another police summons. They left the court after 30 minutes after learning that the judge they were meant to see had a conflicting meeting.
“I have publicly announced that I will engage in the parliamentary politics. The reason is that I want to expose people’s losses and protect their opportunities. Exposing the confiscation of state-owned land by a political party amounts to doing parliamentary politics. I am not thinking about parliamentary politics as a special privilege. I want to constantly stand by citizens for their losses and rights. With that in mind, I will act as a politician,” said U Ko Ko Gyi at a press conference at the office of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society.
There is widespread news that 88 Generation members U Ko Ko Gyi, U Aung Thu, U Pyone Cho, U Nyan Lin, U Panneik Tun, U Zaw Zaw Min, Ma Mi Mi, Ma Thet Thet Aung, Ma Mar Mar Oo, U Mya Aye and U Aung Aung Kyaw will run in the 2015 election.
Also running under the NLD list are Dr Thein Lwin from the National Network for Education Reform (NNER); Dr Aung Thu, rector of Yangon University; Dr Than Win, former rector of the University of Medicine (Mandalay); Ma Zin Mar Aung from the Yangon School of Political Science (YSPS); and Yangon Region MP Dr Nyo Nyo Thin.
Dr Saw Naing, one of demonstrators facing charges along with U Ko Ko Gyi, lost the race for South Constituency No 1, South Okkalapa Township, in the 2010 general election.
Some have speculated that the police are summoning U Ko Ko Gyi for a protest that took place months ago as a pretext to impede his preparations for the coming election.
The Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) issued an announcement on July 15, urging political leaders and parliamentarians to call for the release of political prisoners and detainees facing trial for similar charges. CR. ELEVEN MEDIA

#BURMA #20,000 #white #card #holders #not #allowed to vote

20,000 white card holders not allowed to vote
Maungdaw – About 20,000 white card holders are not eligible to vote in 2015 general election in Maungdaw, according to a township election commission.

Among them, about 100 non-ethnics are also included.

The number of voters was over 250,000 in 2010 election as the white card holders were allowed to vote at that time.

“One ward in Maungdaw has 1,042 voters and ten non-ethnics are included. We have to tell the commission to check the voter list again whether there are people who are dead in the voter list or there have been extra people included in the list. We have to check the non-ethnics who are included in the list whether they have national registration cards or not. People are not interested in the announcement of voter list. One or two people came to check the voter list,” said Maung Ohn, vice chairperson of Arakan National Party in Maungdaw.

“We issued the voter list since June 21. However people who are holding temporary registration cards are not included in the list. If there is an error, we can correct as it is only the initial announcement,” said Maung Ohn Kyi, chairperson of the township election commission. cr.eleven media

Military MP defends charter
Brigadier-General Tin San Naing, a military representative, has told Parliament that there should be no change to Section 436 (a) and (b), which designates how the Constitution can be altered.

“It is not easy to draft a good constitution. It should not be amended in an easy manner but deeply considered so as to last a long time. Constitutions should be appropriate to a country’s history, location, ethnic groups, languages, cultures, traditions and religions,” he told Parliament.

“The 2008 Constitution took six years and four months to draft through a series of national conventions finishing in 2007. Different views on politics, security, administration and social and legal affairs had to be taken into consideration when drafting it. All over the country, people cast votes and 92.48 per cent supported it.”

The officer said the United States regarded constitutional amendment as a complicated matter, altering its constitution 27 times in more than 200 years, while Australia had amended its constitution eight times from 1906 to 1988.

“Internationally, we can see bloodshed and violence when countries change their constitutions. Egypt, Syria, Libya and France are examples. Myanmar is home to more than 100 ethnic groups. Our system can change as Myanmar develops. The Tatmadaw [armed forces] and the people have participated in the first stage of the transition to democracy and it can contribute much more towards democracy. Not every country has an organisation like the Tatmadaw, capable of giving such guarantees. The Tatmadaw is safeguarding the Constitution. Talk of changing Section 436 should not dominate at a time when the country is trying to restore peace,” Tin San Naing said.

“The 2008 Constitution should not be amended as it does not trouble the interests of the people. The country is changing into a democracy. For peace, stability and the national interest, our country is not yet familiar with democratic practices. Therefore, amendments to Section 436 should not be made.”

Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of the opposition National League for Democracy, told reporters: “The NLD formerly said the constitutional amendment should be made effectively. The NLD will stand by the constitutional amendment. The military representative is following the principles of the past.”

Parliament discusses amendment to Section 436(A)
The Union parliament began its discussion on amendments to Section 436(A) of the 2008 constitution on June 23.
There has been controversy over the drafting of the amendment bill by the 31-member Constitutional Amendment Committee.
“I belong to the 31-member committee. When we submitted a report to Union parliament, there were over 200 points. I was not present when the constitutional reform bill was submitted. Now, there are four points regarding Section 436(A),” said Dr Aye Maung.
He said he was unsure who drafted the current bill, adding that his committee’s amendment bill should be available to the public.
“Our 31-member committee has agreed that any section of the constitution could be amended if 66.6 per cent of MPs support it. Then, we will have a national referendum. If more than half of the voters give their support, the amendment can be approved. The original constitution prescribes that over 75 per cent would have to vote for it,” Dr Aye Maung said.
However, he said, the current reform bill, which he did not help draft, requires the approval of 70 per cent of MPs.
Aye Maung said he plans to discuss two points in the parliamentary discussion on the reform bill — electing the president and choosing military personnel only from elected parliamentary representatives.
Union parliament speaker Thura Shwe Mann said the discussion and approval of the charter reform bill will take place between June 23 and June 25.
Under the current charter, Section 436(A) must be amended first in order to change most other parts of the constitution, including Section 59(F), which bars Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming present. Under the current constitution, Section 436(A) can only be amended with the approval of more than 75 per cent of members of the Union parliament.

MP: Amendment of Section 436 will not be successful without the military support
The amendment of Section 436 will not be successful if the military representatives don’t support it, said MP Tin Maung Oo from the current ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) yesterday.

“Military represents 25 per cent in the parliament. There is a condition that we cannot amend Section 436 (A) and (B) without the support from military representatives. In other way, we have to amend the section which the army wants us to amend,” said the MP.

He said the military representatives are required to represent in the parliament.

“If the constitution is needed to amend for the benefit of state, its citizens, ethnics, workers, farmers, students, and soldiers, we have to discuss about it,” he said.

Moreover, it is difficult to amend the constitution as the constitution states that half of the voters must support the constitution amendment in the nationwide referendum. It is the biggest obstacle to overcome the constitution amendment, said the MP.

A total of 94 sections including Section 936 will be amended if over 75 per cent of the MPs support it and over half of the voters support it in the nationwide referendum.

“We have already submitted the enactments to amend Section 436. Other sections are not submitted by the constitution amending implementation committee from the parliament. However, we will hold further discussion on the matter,” said MP Thura Aye Myint from the USDP.

The Section 59 (D) of the 2008 constitution states that President and Vice Presidents shall be well acquainted with the affairs of the union such as political, administrative, economic and military. The Section 59 (F) of the constitution stated that President and Vice Presidents shall be himself, one of the parents, the spouse, one of the legitimate children or their spouses not owe allegiance to a foreign power, not be subject to a foreign power or citizen of a foreign country. They shall not be persons entitled to enjoy the rights and privileges of a subject of a foreign government or citizen of a foreign country. MPs of current ruling party discussed to leave them out of the constitution amendment.

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!! #၀ိႈက္ကဒ္မ်ား #ဖ်က္လိုက္ျပီး #သန္းေပါင္းမ်ားစြာေသာ ၎ ၀ိႈက္ကဒ္ ကိုင္ေဆာင္သူမ်ားကိုပန္းေရာင္ ႏိုင္ငံသားကဒ္မ်ား

၀ိႈက္ကဒ္မ်ား ဖ်က္လိုက္ျပီး သန္းေပါင္းမ်ားစြာေသာ ၎ ၀ိႈက္ကဒ္ ကိုင္ေဆာင္သူမ်ားကိုပန္းေရာင္ ႏိုင္ငံသားကဒ္မ်ားမၾကာမီထုတ္ ေပးေတာ႕မၫ္။
ေစာင္ၾကည္႕ၾကပါ ။ White vs Pink cr. MYO THEIN

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ယာယီသက္ေသခံလက္မွတ္ (White Card) မွသည္ ႏိုင္ငံသားျဖစ္ေရးဆီသို ့ သိန္းစိန္တို ့ အလ်င္အျမန္ လုပ္ၾကျပီ။
ယာယီသက္ေသခံလက္မွတ္ (White Card) နဲ ့ မဲေပးပိုင္ခြင့္ကို ၀ိုင္း၀န္းကန္ ့ကြက္ၾကလို ့ အခု သိန္းစိန္တို ့က အလ်င္အျမန္ကို ႏိုင္ငံသားစိစစ္ျခင္းလုပ္ငန္းေတြကို မိုးပြင့္စီမံခ်က္နဲ ့ အရွိန္အဟုတ္ျမွင့္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ေနျပီး သက္တမ္းကုန္ဆုံးရက္ကို ကမန္းကတန္း သတ္မွတ္ျပီး ႏိုင္ငံသားျဖစ္ေရးအတြက္ မဟားဒယား လုပ္ေဆာင္ကာ ၂၀၁၅ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ မဲေပးႏိုင္ေရးအတြက္ ျပဳလုပ္ေတာ့မွာ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။
ယာယီသက္ေသခံလက္မွတ္ (White Card) ကိုင္ေဆာင္ထားသူ မည္မွ် မည္သူမည္၀ါ မည္သည့္အခ်ိန္ အစရွိသည္တို ့ကို သတင္းလုံး၀ ထုတ္ျပန္ျခင္း မရွိျခင္း၊ ႏိုင္ငံသားသက္ေသခံကဒ္အျဖစ္သို ့ ေျပာင္းလဲထုတ္ေပးမွဳ၌ မည္မွ် မည္သူမည္၀ါ ျပည္သူလူထု သိေအာင္ တရား၀င္ မေၾကညာျခင္းသည္ ၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲအတြက္ မမွန္ကန္ေသာ မဲမ်ား မ်ားစြာ ထြက္ေပၚလာေစမည္ ျဖစ္သည္။ cr.niknayman