NLD looking for new members
THE National League for Democracy is hoping to recruit new party members, said U Nyan Win, a member of the central executive committee.
A July 3 central executive committee meeting, held at the City Development Guesthouse in Nay Pyi Taw’s Zabuthiri township, emphasised the recruitment of new members, he said.
Although there are no vacancies for executive members, the new committee members will be chosen through a top-down selection process.
“For example, for new members in Mandalay Region, lower levels have to choose new members stage-by-stage and then present them to the CEC,” U Nyan Win said. “If there’s a mistake, CEC members will correct them.”
Currently, in order to qualify for the NLD’s youth membership, candidates must be 35 years old or younger. At the next party conference, they will set the age limit down to 30.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nay Pyi Taw Council chair U Myo Aung and Union Election Commission member Daw Khin Htay Kywel did not attend the meeting because Unionlevel members are not allowed to be involved in party activities. U Ohn Kyine and Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint took leave and were not in attendance.
Attendees included U Win Htein, U Nyan Win, U Aung Moe Nyo, U Zaw Myint Maung, U Mahn Jonny, Daw May Win Myint, U Nyi Pu, U Win Myint, U Hanthar Myint and U Tun Tun Hein.
– Translation by Zar Zar Soe
National League for Democracy central executive committee member U Nyan Win speaks after the party’s CEC meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.