Myanmar opposition party to hold party congress in Yangon
YANGON (AP) - In another sign of political reform and reconciliation in Myanmar, the country's biggest party led by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will hold its first-ever congress in the country's former capital next week.
"This will be the NLD's first party congress since the party was formed more than 24 years ago," National League for Democracy (NLD) senior leader and parliamentarian Ohn Kyaing said on Sunday.
About 900 party members from 260 townships across the country will attend the three-day conference starting on March 8 in Yangon to choose the party's new leadership and to lay down future policies and programs, said one of the party organisers Ohn Kyaing.
"Party leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi had said earlier that party central executive committee members had to be democratically elected but was unable to do so in the past because of an unfavourable political environment," he told Associated Press.