Running Registered: 22 March 2010, 29 April 2010 Approved: 26 May 2010 (#17)
Founded: 2005 Founders: Aye Lwin and two brothers Leader: Ye Htun Membership: 4000 Sources of Funding: Industry Minister and USDA Chairman U Aung Thuang Affiliated with: Union of Myanmar National Political League Elected members: 1 (U Kya Myo Hlinethaya (1), Yangon - Regional Assembly) Candidates: 38 Constituency: throughout the country Contesting in: People Parliament, National Parliament, and States or provincial Parliament Party Principle: To establish a democratic country with the 8888 spirit. Abolish the one party system and build a multi-party system
Slogan: Honour the thriving spirit of the fighting peacock and victory
Headquarters: No. 301, Building (F) of Pearl Condominium on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road in Bahan Township, Yangon Division Tel: 556554
Future plans: Organize and campaign for the party and election. Work towards creating of a civil government
The New 88-Generation Students and Youth Organisation is a pro-junta group which is said to counter the influential dissident group with an almost identical name, the 88 Generation Students Group led by Min Ko Naing. The founder Aye Lwin, a former 88 student leader switched allegiances after becoming disillusioned by the National League for Democracy. While Aye Lwin now leads the Union of Myanmar National Political League (UMNPL), the 88GSYO is now led by his brother Ye Htun. The party sees demands by other opposition groups for political dialogue and the release of the more than 2,000 political prisoners as unrealistic
The party claims to have a membership of 4000 people carrying out nation-wide anti-sanctions and pro-constitution campaigns in support of the government. By avoiding criticisms of the government, the party is reportedly funded and supported by members of the junta. The group is also known to have good ties with Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein (of the Democratic Party and daughter of former PM) who has allowed the group to open its office in her compound.
Party Central Executive Committee
Ye Htun (13.07.1966) B.Sc (Maths)
1988 Founded and led the Inma Town Students Union and regional student unions 1988-90 Central committee member and organizer of the Student's Revolutionary Party for Democracy (SRPD) in Yangon, Pegu, Magwe and Irrawaddy divisions 1990 Participated in political campaigns in the 1990 election in No (1) constituency, TayKong Township, South-western Pegu division 1995 Founder and leader of the University Students Union (with Ko Than) 1996-2005 Arrested and put in Insein Prison and Tayet Prison for 9 years. 2005 Co-founder of the 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar), vice-chairman of the National Coordinating Committee for anti-western economic sanctions and pro-constitution activities. 2007-2009 Co-founder and vice-chairman of the Union of Myanmar Federation of National Politics.
Than Oo 05.12.1969 B.A (Myanmar)
1988 founded and led the Inma Town Students Union 1990: Participated in political campaign for the Students Democracy Movement Party led by Aye Lwin in Pyi District, Pegu Division 1995 led and founded the Yangon University Students and Universities Students Union with Ye Tun 1996-2005 Arrested and put in Insein prison 2005 co-founded the 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar) 2007 co-founded and served as general secretary of the National Coordinating Committee for anti-western economic sanctions and pro-constitution activities. 2007: co-founded the the Union of Myanmar Federation of National Politics and served as general secretary
U Lay Soe (26.06.1967)
Aye Aye Maw (17.02.1963) B.Sc (Phy)
1988-1990 Participated in the Student Union 2003 Worked with 88 student leaders such as Ko Aye Lwin 2005 founding member of the 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar)
11-Nov-09 Aye Lwin said the US’s new policy towards Burma does not aim at solving political problems but to further interfere in Burma's internal affairs
15-May-09 condemned Aung San Suu Kyi for accepting a foreigner, John Yettaw into her house without informing the security and accused the United States and its citizens for adding fuel to the already complex political imbroglio of Burma
Party's Policies and implementation plans
formulate and execute policies that will foster the development of National political system, economic system, defense system, legislative system, governance system, judicial systems, public communication system and media, education system, health care system, lands management system, monetary system, environmental protection system and natural catastrophe protection system.
systematically formulate and implement long-term and short-term projects for productions industries, investment industries, energy productions industries, trade industries, service oriented industries, Media and Information industries, transportation and communication industries, tourism industries and foreign direct investment(FDI) in order to develop and modernize the country.
encourage freedom of association by helping organizations such as Ethnic Nationalities’ literatures and cultures Associations, Social organizations, religious organizations, Economic organizations and sports organization, to ensure citizen freedom prevail.
Chairman of the 88 Generation Student Youths (The Union of Myanmar) U Ye Tun presented the party’s policy, stance and work programmes on radio and TV
The 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar) held a motorcade campaign through Mandalay, for its third campaigning event in the upper Myanmar city in September.
88 Generation Student and Youth Party campaigned in villages in Patheingyi township and Chanmyathazi township.
The 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar) submitted its lists of members to the UEC
The Union Election Commission granted permission to the 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar) with its headquarters at Room No. (301), Building (F) of Pearl Condominium on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road in Bahan Township of Yangon Division to register as a political party as of 26 May 2010. The registration number of the 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar) is (17).
88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar) submits amended flag and seal
The 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar) submitted its application to register as a political party
The 88 Generation Students of the Union of Myanmar (GSUM) and the Union of Myanmar National Political Force (UMNPF)—were the first to register to participate in the planned general election.
Aye Lwin, leader of the New 88 Generation Student and Youth Organization (Union of Myanmar), criticized the United States and its citizens for adding fuel to the already complex political imbroglio of Burma and condemned detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi for accepting an alien into her house.