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news - Ex-PMs' Kin Join New Burma Party

september 15th, 2009

"The daughters of two of Burma's former prime ministers are to join a new political party to be set up for next year's elections.

Thu Wai, a former political prisoner, announced on Monday that he would form the Democratic party once the military government announces a political party registration law.

He had previously led a party with a similar name.

The democracy activist, who was freed in 2004 after nearly a decade held as a political prisoner, said he would chair the party.

Its executive secretaries would include former prime minister U Nu's daughter Than Than Nu, former prime minister Ba Swe's daughter Nay Yee Ba Swe, and Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein, the daughter of a former deputy prime minister."

MORE: "Ex-PMs' kin join new Burma party" (Al Jazeera)

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