Burma’s Ten Parties in Alliance to Hold Union Day

The ten political parties of Burma that have made an alliance in which they closely coordinate their political activities have decided to jointly observe the 65thanniversary of Union Day that will fall on the 12th of February.

The decision was made during a meeting of the parties on the 4th of February in Rangoon, said U Thu Wai, chairman of the Democratic Party (Myanmar).

“We are ten allied political parties or ten friends of democracy, we formed our alliance in order to enhance our political coordination and we had agreement in our meeting yesterday to jointly hold the coming union day with our hope to make the day a politically meaningful day”, said U Thu Wai.

He said the organizing committee was already formed with a member from each party, and the committee is taking all necessary preparations to hold the day at a religious building in Rangoon’s Mingalar Taung Nyaunt Township.

He added that the statements regarding their parties’objectives and opinions on observing the 65th anniversary of union day and the present political situation in the union would be released on the day as well.

The political alliance is formed by the ten political parties of different ethnicities such as Shan, Chin, Karen, Burma, Mon and Rakhine, which contested in the 2010 elections.