Thu 5 Nov 2015
Filed under: Elections,Ethnic Issues,Human Rights,Interviews,News
Mya Theingi Maw, a 31-year-old candidate for the National League for Democracy (NLD), is contesting a seat in the Mon State Parliament for Mudon Township, 25 kilometers south of state capital Moulmein. In 2000, she joined the NLD at the age of 16 as a youth coordinator and has spent her working life in durian and rambutan orchards with her siblings in Mudon’s Hmane Ka Nein village. Her candidacy faces a formidable challenger in 71-year-old Ohn Myint, the incumbent Mon State chief minister, who is seeking election with the Union Solidarity and Development Party.