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A house divided will fail to win power for the Mon

Kaowao
Saturday, October 13, 2012

Division among leaders of the All Mon Regions Democracy Party (AMDP) has broadened, according to the chairman of the party, because while some leaders have wanted to join in unification with the Mon Democracy Part (MDP), many others do not.

All AMDP leaders were supposed to meet on October 7 to discuss the issue of joining with the MDP, but some leaders did not attend the meeting due to ongoing disagreement, according to Nai Ngwe Thein, the chairman of AMDP.

Leaders from MDP and AMDP met for negotiation at a monastery in Moulmein, capital of Mon State on April. (Photo:IMNA)

“After we met and personally discussed these issues, we planned to meet our monks so as to talk about formally joining [the MDP], but some of the leaders did not come and we had to cancel the meeting,” he said.

Nai San Tin and Nai Hla Aung failed to attend the meeting while two Ministers from Mon State, Min Nwe Soe and Nai Lawi Oung, did appear at the meeting. The people who rarely attend the meeting are mainly those hardliners who do not want to join with the MDP.

Nai Ngwe Thein said that he and his party’s leaders do not have time to discuss how to work for politics because they only have time to blame each other during meetings, as in how the two Mon ministers blamed the people who criticized them for not wanting to join.

Despite the two Mon political parties having agreed to meet once a month for political discussion, leaders of the AMDP side have oftentimes failed to attend.

Mon community leaders and Buddhist monks negotiated the unification of the two political parties over a year ago, but there has been no sign yet that an official movement of unification will be reached.

Dr. Min Soe Lin, a MDP leader, said, “We are ready to join. We must just wait for the AMDP side.”

Mon community leaders and Buddhist monks say that they don’t regret their participation in initial negotiations and look forward to the potential benefits for Mon people , because if the two Mon political parties can unite as one, ethnic Mon people may able to form their own government for the upcoming 2015 election.

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