Running Registered: 6 April 2010, 24 May 2010 Approved: 1 June 2010 (#25)
Leader: Nay Myo Wai Membership: 3000 Candidates: 7 Contesting in: People Parliament (3), National Parliament (2), and States or Regional Parliament (2) Headquarters: No. 2/2/232 on Mahawgani Road in Htaukkyant Extended Ward of Mingaladon Township, Yangon Division tel: 09-8610719
Plan to hold the press conference and other members also organizing in other townships.
The PDP called online for donations of kyat 6 lukh (USD$618.55) to cover registration fees and a 5 lakh security deposit to the government censorship board for party publication. The party is also trying to raise Kyat 50 lakh (equivalent to $5,154.63) to run its office and to campaign across the country
Peace and Diversity Party's candidates are unabe to publish pamphlets and letters for their election campaign becasue the party has not paid registration fees for letter and pamphlet publications
Peace and Diversity Party sometimes referred to as the Difference and Peace Party or Diversity and Peace Party (DPP) is planning to contest in all 3 parliaments
Believes that the elections are an extremely important opportunity for the population to vote for a new parliament, although there are major advantages for the military, any new government will be better than the current one. The Party has not started campaigning but has done several interviews inside Burma and attracted new members who agree with the party's aims.
The party submitted a 52 points of draft constitution to the Election commission with an overall mission to help people fight against underdevelopment, new diseases, natural disasters, unemployment and ignorance. Some specific aims include campaigning to:
privatise the state-owned farming system in the interest of farmers.
set up private schooling and allow decision making power to the state and division level
set up private forestry
allow selling and carrying goods within the country freely, especially for ethnic nationalities
reform the economy to become a free market system and advocate foreign investments to create jobs and increase income levels for the Burmese population
Tackle the longstanding problem of electricity and water shortage around the country
Party Central Executive Committee
Nyo Min Lwin 21.11.1961
1988 Participated in 1988 uprising 1990 Active youth leader during 1990 election campaign
Daw San Dar Oo (Lawyer)
U Tin Maung Aye 01.05.1972
1988 participated in demonstration in Alone township, Office staff of United Union Student Party in Kyimyintaing Township 1995 co-founder of University Students Union 2006 participated in economic protest in Y.M.B.A - participated in activities that demanded a union constitution - Founder of Congress of Individual candidates who are contesting in 2010 - Vice-Chairmen (2) of Diversity and Peace Party
Nay Myo Wai 22.06.1972 BSc (Yangon Tech)
1988 Organized first public speech in Bokalay township during uprising; carried out Secret underground activities together with University Students such as Ko Aung Tay Za, Ko Ye win, Ko Moe Oo, and Ko Thein Min 1998-2009 Myanmar airline Mechanic employee 2009 co-founded Union Democracy Alliances together with U Ohn Shwe 2010 Secretary of Diversity and Peace Party Contesting Constituency: Mingaladon Township, Yangon
U Ko Ko Latt 19.04.1976 B.A Psychology (Dagon), Certificate and Diploma in Business Law (Yangon)
2004 worked in PSC 2005 Assistant immigration officer 2006 Volunteer in Naypyidaw 2007 worked in eastern Shan State, Kyaing Tone district Wa area -Taxi driver, factory worker, company worker - Opened a tea shop and general consultation service
Nay Myo Wai: “Everyone who wishes to vote should have study each candidate thoroughly. I would rather have one vote against me from someone who has studied my background then one hundred votes for me from people who don’t know anything about me. That’s my message for this campaign.”
DPP Vice Chairman 2 U Tin Maung Aye said the Media must be unbiased
19 Sept 2010: Joint Secretary U Aung Myo Oo said “our current difficulty is that we cannot conduct our activities extensively among people. On one hand, we have financial difficulty and on the other hand people are afraid of getting involved in politics as they lack knowledge and experience. We have also found that people are misunderstanding politics and people are speculating whether we are from incumbent government side while the government is speculating who we really are. We are hoping to win in Bokalay and Kyite Latt Constituencies in Irrawaddy Division."
Peace and Diversity candidate U Aung Myo Oo, who will contest for people assembly in Kyimyintaing Township, hung 50 election campaign posters in Kyimyintaing Township
The Peace and Diversity Party members held a seminar at a volleyball court in Htaukkyant ward of Rangoon Division, it was attended by about 50 people.
Peace and Diversity Party general secretary U Nay Myo Wai said that the party's vice-chairman U Tin Maung Aye will not contest in the election. Election Commission requires every candidate to register their candidacy by August 30. However, U Tin Maung Aye could not afford to pay the 500,000 kyat registration fee and was forced to withdraw his candidacy.
Peace and Diversity Party submitted a list of their party members to the UEC
Nay Myo Wai, the secretary of the Peace and Diversity Party (PDP) said “ We know the circumstances. And we know the election will not be free and fair. We will participate to help the people understand the political process.”
At least two new political parties in Burma will launch a website as a strategic part of their election campaign, including Union Democratic Party (UDP) and the Peace and Diversity Party (PDP)
The Union Election Commission granted permission to the Peace and Diversity Party with its headquarters at No. (2/2/232) on Mahogany Road in Htaukhyant Toeche Ward in Mingaladon Township, Yangon Division to register as a political party as of 1 June 2010. The registration number of the Peace and Diversity Party is (25).
Peace and Divsersity Party submitted an application for registration as a political party to the Union Election Commission
Difference and Peace Party allowed to form by the Election Commission
The Difference and Peace Party submitted its application to the Union Election Commission to form as a political party.