UEC receives objection letters to registration of Four Eights People’s Party

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EMG reporter
The Union Election Commission has received objection letters to the registration of Four Eights People’s Party, spokesperson Myint Naing, member of the UEC, told the Daily Eleven newspaper on May 14.
 
The Four Eights People’s Party applied the Union Election Commission for its registration according to Section 5 of Registration Law on May 2 in 2018. The UEC announced that the name of the party, the flag and the logo may be complained showing strong evidences from that day on. 
 
“There are objectors to the registration of the party, especially the name of the party. We have asked for the remarks from the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is the same matter to all parties. For every political party, we do the same matter. The UEC holds a meeting to decide the registration after scrutinizing the remarks coming from the ministry and the detailed points prescribed in the objection letter,” spokesperson Myint Naing said.
 
The UEC gave the green light to the registration of the Four Eights People’s Party comprising the leaders of 88 Generation students including Ko Ko Gyi, spokesperson Myint Naing said.
 
We haven’t so far received the information about the registration from the UEC in an official way, Ye Naing Aung, the leading member of Central Committee for Organizing Four Eights People’s Party, said.
 
“The commission already recognized the registration. The UEC made an announcement in the newspaper that any political parties may object to the registration of the party showing strong evidences within 7 days. As far as I know, people and organizations except political parties have had no right to object to it. I understand like so.  The name of the party, the flag and the logo might be objected if there were resemblances.
 
“We haven’t so far known who objected to the party and what are objected. For that reason, it is difficult to give remarks now. What I can say is that we are waiting for an official confirmation from the UEC,” Ye Naing Aung said.
 
Translated and Edited by Win Htut