Union Election Commission Chair attends MySoP Alumni Weekend ceremony

UEC Chairman U Hla Thein delivers opening speech at the closing ceremony of MySoP Alumini Weekend program yesterday. Photo: MNA
UEC Chairman U Hla Thein delivers opening speech at the closing ceremony of MySoP Alumini Weekend program yesterday. Photo: MNA

Chairman of the Union Election Commission (UEC), U Hla Thein, delivered the opening speech at the ceremony marking Alumni Weekend of the Myanmar School of Politics (MySop) programme in Dawei Beauty Hotel in Maungmagan beach yesterday evening.
The MySop programme is conducted by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and the Political Parties of Finland Democracy (Demo Finland), which have signed an MoU with the UEC.
In his speech, the UEC chair said that to hold a free and fair election, support a multi-party system, and have election results consistent with the people’s wishes, everyone in areas related to the electoral sector, including election commissions, political parties, civil society organizations, voters, ministerial departments, and international organizations must be united and work hand in hand. He said they began collaborations with NIMD/Demo Finland in 2014 and signed the MoU in June 2015 with an extension signed on 26 September 2017.
He said the UEC is providing support to build the capacity of the politicians from registered parties, promote a culture of multi-party dialogue platforms, and open courses in Myanmar politics. As of today, there have been 13 core courses with over 20 political party leaders from Taninthayi Region, Mon, Kayin and Kayah states attending. He said there have been 6 alumni gatherings, with previous gatherings held in Nay Pyi Taw, Dawei, Toungoo, Hpa-an, Bago, and Bagan. He said he believes the alumni will be able to form a strong network and collaborate with understanding and trust.
Next, Taninthayi Region Chief Minister Dr. Le Le Maw delivered a speech.
Attending the event were the Taninthayi Region cabinet members, officials from the Netherlands Embassy in Myanmar, the chairman of the regional election commission and its members, and the trainers and 200 students of MySoP. — Taninthayi Region IPRD  (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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