NLD suit against Meikhtila opponent rejected

By Kyaw Hsu Mon
Volume 31, No. 620
March 26 - April 1, 2012

MEIHKTILA District Court has rejected a suit filed by the National League for Democracy against a former member who has registered to run against the party’s candidate in the Pyithu Hluttaw seat of Meiktila.

The NLD’s Meikhtila township chairman Dr Thein Aung filed a suit against independent candidate Daw Myint Myint Aye in early February, alleging she used the NLD name when campaigning.

However, the district court threw out the suit on March 13 but the party has indicated it might appeal to the Mandalay Region Court.

“The township court rejected that case on March 4 and they went to the district court on March 13 but it was also refused by the district court on that day. They said they will go to region court,” Daw Myint Myint Aye said last week.

She said District Court Judge Daw Amar decided that the NLD did not have enough reliable evidence for her to accept their appeal against the township court ruling.

“I am not going to do anything about this,” Daw Myint Myint Aye said.

“I am conducting my campaign activities in nearby villages.”

However Daw Myint Myint Aye said that the case had hindered her election campaign, with residents telling her that they thought she had been imprisoned and so they shouldn’t vote for her on April 1.

“I explained to them the issues I am facing at the moment,” she said.