NLD promises emergence of a government that accepts public steering

Hsan Htoo Aung

The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) is striving for the emergence of a government that accepts public steering, said NLD Vice Chairman-2 Dr Zaw Myint Maung during the election campaign of his party that was broadcasted on Myanmar Radio and Television on September 10, reported The Global New Light of Myanmar.

"We are working towards the entire country to be able to steer the government and the emergence of a government that accepts public steering," said Dr Zaw Myint Maung, also incumbent Mandalay Region chief minister.

NLD and its members were trying to improve their qualifications by constantly studying the global trend, the national needs and hopes and wishes of the people. However, there were many challenges to such reform efforts. Anyhow, NLD, born of democratic revolution, would try to become a government that values mutual respect and work to serve the best interests of the people, he added.

As stated in a message sent by NLD Chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi in the 2015 election manifesto, the party had been striving for over 30 years to represent people from all walks of life since its emergence from the 1988 democratic struggle, he said.

Dr Zaw Myint Maung said his party's objectives were ethnic affairs, internal peace efforts, peaceful coexistence of all the people, the emergence of a constitution that can guarantees all of the people’s needs, the emergence of administrative mechanism that can protect the people in a fair and just manner, and national development.

He also pointed out the party's six action plans such as ensuring national unity, peace and stability of the entire country, national development and perpetuity of the union. He said his party guaranteed public peace and security through political talks based on union spirit of staying away from hatred and thwarting the root causes of internal conflict.

Party policy, stance and work programmes of the political parties which will be contesting in the upcoming by-election are being broadcast by Myanmar Radio and Television.

There are 13 vacant constituencies in which 62 party candidates and seven independent candidates will be contesting.

NLD will compete in all the constituencies while the major opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party will compete in 10 constituencies.