Karen Party Readies For 2015 Election

In a move to be prepared for the national election in 2015, the Hpa-an based Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party (PSDP) held a plenary conference to spell out the party’s policies. The PSDP is one of the four of Karen parties taking part in the 2010 election.

The PSDP told the meeting held on Jan 18 in Hpa-an, Karen State, that its platform was built around 11 key points that were part of the party’s policies.

The 11 key points policies include – four points on politics, three points on the economy, three points on social and another one point on general issues. The plenary conference was held for the first time during the Karen New Year celebrations held at the Taung-ka-lay village stadium in Hpa-an Township.

Mahn Aung Pyi Soe, vice chairperson of the PSDP spoke to the Karen News.

“We have successfully laid down our party policies with 11 keys points in this plenary conference. These policies, will form the basis for our election campaign, keep the party strong and consolidated our position.”

Mahn Aung Pyi Soe said that the party’s political policies include working toward a genuine federal union and to coordinate with relevant organizations for building peace in the country.

Saw Myint Thu, a Karen traditional ‘Don Dance’ trainer told Karen News that as the PSDP party is based in Karen state and as the party has gained much support and trust from the local residents, the party needs to deliver what they promised to the people.

Speaking to Karen News, Saw Myint Thu said.

“There is only some of the members of parliament from Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party (PSDP) that are able help out with issues faced by local residents. The party needs to implement their policies in the way that will benefit the people in order to gain more trust and supports from people.”

The PSDP conference was attended by party members from Myawaddy, Kawkareik, Hlaing-Bweh, Thandaung and Hpa-an townships, Karen State.

P’Doh Saw Ah Toe, Minister of Home Affairs from the Karen National Union joined the conference that was attended by local residents. The conference program included entertainment with Karen traditional performances such as Don dance and boxing over three days.

The PSDP party was established on June 4, 2010 and the party took part in Burma’s 2010 national election fielding candidates in 18 constituencies and winning nine.

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