NLD’s victorious Mahn Johny promises to be the people’s voice in Parliament

Mahn Johny, the National League for Democracy’s, victorious by-election candidate in Myaungmya Township, Irrawaddy Region, says he will use his parliamentary seat to work for the people and he wants to see an end to Burma’s civil wars.

His advisor, Sakhin Zaw Lin, told Karen News that Mahn Johny wants to help to try to stop the civil wars and is willing to work for peace.

“Mahn Johny doesn’t like the civil war violence. He desperately wants the ceasefires to work and for them to bring sustainable peace to the country.”

Sakhin Zaw Lin explained to Karen News that Mahn Johny intends to fulfill his campaign promises after he won a parliamentary seat in the Myaungmya Township by-election.

“He promised the people that have voted him into parliament that he will be their voice in parliament.”

Despite no official announcement of the by-election results by the Election Commission the NLD estimate that in Myaungmya Township, the NLD received 80,573 ballots and the Union Solidarity and Development Party 40,973. It is estimated that Myaungmya Township had 277 polling stations to cater for the 180,000 eligible voters.

A total of four candidates contested in Myaungmya Township, Dr Phyo Ko Ko Thint San from the Union Solidarity and Development Party, the current head of ACE Company and the son of the government’s Sport, Hotel and Travel minister, U Tint San, Mahn Johny from the NLD and U Aung Myo Hlaing from the National Democratic Force.

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