Constituency: throughout the country Contesting in: People Parliament, National Parliament, and States or provincil Parliament Headquarters: No.1 in Saw Tay Lane, U Lu Ni Road in Kayin Amyotha Ward of Kyimyindine Township, Yangon Division tel: 09-8620879, 214372
Union Kayin League is one of five re-registered parties that ran in the 1990 elections. The party's leadership is made up of Independence soldiers.
The party says it will cooperate with the government in the economic sector, prioritise education and work in accordance with the current government's policy. Its aim is to bring prosperity to the country and to Karen people. In addition, solidarity among the different ethnic nationalities as well as within the Karen ethnic group.
Party Central Executive Committee
Saw Maung Chaw
Saw Than Aung (20.10.1935) B.A History
1965 attended Burma Socialist Programmee Party’s basic training and secretary of BSPP (Sanchaung Township) -1977 retired from ministry of Labor 1978 – 1979 PA U Kyaw Zaw of minister of Labor from air-force 1979 resign from Burma Socialist Programme Party and work as a sailor for ten years 1988 come back from Harvard member of Union Karen National Federation and contested in western Pathein constituency, but was not elected.
Man Soe Shwe
General Secretary 2
Saw Htun Myat Kyaw
Information and Public Relations office
Saw Robert (age 63)
Cooperated with U Man Tin Maung Than Involved in political movement for over 20 years
Saw Robert: we will corporate with other to certain degree. We did have discussions with the Kayin People’s Party and Phalon-Sawaw Democratic Party in order to perform in unison. Vice Chairman Saw Than Aung: The party aims to empower youth and educate them to become gentlemen, in particular Karens living in remote areas. (12 Aug 2010)
Bureaucratic roadblocks by the junta’s electoral watchdog have forced the Union Karen League party to miss the deadline on membership quota to contest seats in nationwide elections slated for November 7 and will run only in Irrawaddy Division
Union Kayin League submitted its lists of party members to the Union Election Commission.
The Union Election Commission granted permission to the Union Kayin League with its headquarters at No. (1) Saw Tay Lane on U Lu Ni Street in Kayin Amyotha Ward of Kyimyindine Township, Yangon Division to register as a political party as of 21 May 2010. The registration number of the Union Kayin League is (11).
Central Committee for Organizing the Kayin National New Year Festival (Maha Yangon) remonstrated the Union Kayin League's flag. After scrutiny work, the Election Commission instructed the UKL members to amend the party flag in line with the law and rules.
Union Kayin League submitted its application to registration as an existing party
Union Kayin League applied to the Union Election Commission to continue its existence as a political party.