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By San Yamin Aung 6 April 2018. YANGON — In the course of founding a political party with the intention of strengthening Myanmar's multiparty democracy, U Ko Ko Gyi has faced an unexpected challenge: choosing an acceptable name. Relenting in the face of criticism of his original choice, the Four Eights Party, the ...
Ko Ko Gyi, a prominent former political prisoner and an organiser of the effort to get the party registered, said the would-be founders held an emergency meeting to discuss party's name, adding that a decision was made to rebrand in recognition of the criticism levelled against the name initially proposed.

The Four Eights Party has changed its name to the “Four Eights People's Party” after the Union Election Commission (UEC) voiced concerns about possible opposition to the original name, according to U Ko Ko Gyi, founder of the newly formed party comprised of 88 Generation students. U Ko Ko Gyi said ...
“IFC's long-term debt financing is a necessity for infrastructure projects,” said Ko Ko Gyi, managing director of Lluvia. After completion, the greenfield bulk terminal will be the first of its kind in Myanmar. The Thilawa terminal is a 75:25 joint venture between Myanmar's Lluvia, an agri-processing company and ...
For Ko Ko Gyi, one of the prominent student leaders who took part in the uprising, the deaths of Ko Phone Maw and Ko Soe Naing formed a “spark that brought a huge change” to the country as well as for him personally. “Were it not for their deaths and the '88 Uprising, I wouldn't have been a politician as I ...
Despite applying to register a political party back in December, members of the former 88 Generation Peace and Open Society (88GPOS) activist group said they still have not been accepted by the Union Election Commission (UEC). 88GPOS veteran and former political prisoner Ko Ko Gyi said that the ...

The factory asked the labor ministry for a clearer definition of the laws on compensation of daily wage workers. Premier is a popular local coffee-mix brand that is part of Myanmar conglomerate Capital Diamond Star Group Co. Ltd., owned by businessman Ko Ko Gyi, who serves as its managing director.
That's why the party was formed,” said U Ko Ko Gyi. “We have different opinions on the current government's actions. We are not attacking it, but we have differences over solving the country's problems and moving forward,” he said. “To be able to express them, we need a stage. We need a party to make ...
Among them is veteran activist U Ko Ko Gyi, 56, who rose to prominence as a student leader during the 1988 national uprising and later spent a total of 17 years in prison, most of it under junta rule. He returned to politics after hundreds of political prisoners were released under a presidential pardon in 2012 ...
Last month Ko Ko Gyi, an 88 Generation stalwart and one of the organisers of the Four Eights Party's formation, rejected criticisms of the decision to embrace the historic date in submitting its filing with the UEC. “The '88 uprising is the backbone of the country,” he said at the time. “The comrades who actively ...
NAYPYITAW—Members of the 88-Generation student community on Tuesday registered a new political party, the Four Eights Party, with the Union Election Commission (UEC) in Naypyitaw. U Ko Ko Gyi, a leading figure in the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society and a senior member of its committee ...
... union and equality for all ethnic races and developing a free and fair market economy. “The party's economic policy aims to achieve fair and sustainable development. Everyone has agreed to categorize the rest into the following sections; workers, farmers, youths and foreign relations,” U Ko Ko Gyi said.
U Ko Ko Gyi, a member of party founding central committee, said the decision was reached Sunday at the start of the two day meeting of some 200 ... the name of “The Four Eights Party” with an aim to continue to perform unfinished duties of our comrades in the 1988 demonstrations,” U Ko Ko Gyi said.
U Ko Ko Gyi stressed the urgent need to develop an inclusive political system and this can only be possible through alliance of all democratic forces in the country and the amendment of the 2008 Constitution. “Our party will provide a good option for the people. We will try to develop a check-and-balance ...
Ko Ko Gyi is perhaps the most prominent activist in Myanmar other than Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. He became known as the leader of the pro-democracy group called "88 Generation Students". His group worked alongside Aung San Suu Kyi to bring down the military regime. That struggle ...
Ko Ko Gyi is perhaps the most prominent activist in Myanmar other than Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. He became known as the leader of the pro-democracy group called "88 Generation Students". His group worked alongside Aung San Suu Kyi to bring down the military regime. That struggle ...
This is not just a question of the Rohingya community's right to self-identity.” Ko Ko Gyi (Photo: The Irrawaddy). Ko Ko Gyi, a student leader from the 1988 democracy uprising, during a press conference in the wake of conflict in Rakhine in 2012: “Rohingya is not one of the ethnic groups of Myanmar at all.

Ko Ko Gyi, a key leader of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society, walked a different path. While Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was busy invoking the memory of her father to boost her popularity, a young Ko Ko Gyi was helping to launch a nationwide uprising that came close to toppling the military ...
Directors Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi and U Zargana also encouraged me. As for me, I was sure that this was what I wanted to do,” he said. He was one of the 20 directors who were selected from that film festival and taught by a foreign director how to make and edit a movie. The same year at the Wathan Film ...
Despite applying to register a political party back in December, members of the former 88 Generation Peace and Open Society (88GPOS) activist group said they still have not been accepted by the Union Election Commission (UEC). 88GPOS veteran and former political prisoner Ko Ko Gyi said that the ...
The former script, which proved too costly to be materialised, was written by three great Burmese authors: Kyi Soe Tun, Chit Oo Nyo and Mya Myint Mo. After checking with non-Myanmar directors last year, some scenes proved impossible to shoot in the given financial limits. Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi said it will ...
In December, leading members of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society announced they were registering a new political party, the Four Eights Party, with the country's election commission. The party is likely to be headed by Ko Ko Gyi, a key student leader in the 1988 anti-government uprising.
"Because of the international pressure and criticism, people inside Myanmar are even more united under nationalism and people start to get stronger national spirit because this is not just a normal case, this is about the history and politics of our country," said Ko Ko Gyi, another former political prisoner.
“Because of the international pressure and criticism, people inside Myanmar are even more united under nationalism and people start to get stronger national spirit because this is not just a normal case, this is about the history and politics of our country,” said Ko Ko Gyi, another former political prisoner.
By Htet Naing Zaw 19 December 2017. NAYPYITAW—Members of the 88-Generation student community on Tuesday registered a new political party, the Four Eights Party, with the Union Election Commission (UEC) in Naypyitaw. U Ko Ko Gyi, a leading figure in the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society and a senior ...
... union and equality for all ethnic races and developing a free and fair market economy. “The party's economic policy aims to achieve fair and sustainable development. Everyone has agreed to categorize the rest into the following sections; workers, farmers, youths and foreign relations,” U Ko Ko Gyi said.
88-Generation student Ko Ko Gyi said that after making a decision on the party's name which will be the 'Four Eights Party', they would register it within the coming few days. He was speaking at a conference after the second meeting of the party organizing committee held in Yangon, Thingangyun Township ...
U Ko Ko Gyi, a member of party founding central committee, said the decision was reached Sunday at the start of the two day meeting of some 200 ... the name of “The Four Eights Party” with an aim to continue to perform unfinished duties of our comrades in the 1988 demonstrations,” U Ko Ko Gyi said.
He directed questions to U Ko Ko Gyi, the head of the department's Eastern District unit, who could not be reached for comment. Mingalar Taung Nyunt police who are handling the case said they had received only a basic summary of the investigation, which they showed to Frontier. The document was ...
I totally agree with Ko Ko Gyi's party in principle though I chose not to join it. This is democracy and they have a right to do so. And the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society is cooperating in some areas. You have come under more political attacks than other 88 Generation members because of your ...
U Ko Ko Gyi stressed the urgent need to develop an inclusive political system and this can only be possible through alliance of all democratic forces in the country and the amendment of the 2008 Constitution. “Our party will provide a good option for the people. We will try to develop a check-and-balance ...
Ko Ko Gyi is perhaps the most prominent activist in Myanmar other than Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. He became known as the leader of the pro-democracy group called "88 Generation Students". His group worked alongside Aung San Suu Kyi to bring down the military regime. That struggle ...
Ko Ko Gyi is perhaps the most prominent activist in Myanmar other than Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. He became known as the leader of the pro-democracy group called "88 Generation Students". His group worked alongside Aung San Suu Kyi to bring down the military regime. That struggle ...
Art critic Daw Khin Than Phyu said the defining feature of Dr Ko Ko Gyi's work was his “large brushstrokes”. “He always creates his works by painting strong colours and large strokes on pale backgrounds. In this way, he shows the freedom of floating through life,” she said. And despite his age, Dr Ko Ko Gyi is showing no ...
Leading members of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society movement are holding a meeting in Yangon on March 30 to 31 to discuss the creation of a political party. The group's best-known activists include Ko Min Ko Naing, Ko Jimmy, Ko Ko Gyi, Ko Mya Aye, Ko Htun Myint Aung and Ko Marky – all ...
... the activities of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society. 88 Generation Peace and Open Society is a civil society group that was formed after 2012 to work for peace and promote civil society in Myanmar. “The new party is not related to our 88 Generation Peace and Open Society,” said U Ko Ko Gyi.
The plan is being steered by several of the 88 Generation's most high-profile members, including Ko Ko Gyi, Ko Mya Aye and Ko Marky. “We think it will be ready for the end of the year, but it depends on the results of our upcoming discussions planned for May,” Ko Marky told Frontier on Thursday.
The factory asked the labor ministry for a clearer definition of the laws on compensation of daily wage workers. Premier is a popular local coffee-mix brand that is part of Myanmar conglomerate Capital Diamond Star Group Co. Ltd., owned by businessman Ko Ko Gyi, who serves as its managing director.
That's why the party was formed,” said U Ko Ko Gyi. “We have different opinions on the current government's actions. We are not attacking it, but we have differences over solving the country's problems and moving forward,” he said. “To be able to express them, we need a stage. We need a party to make ...
Former student leader U Ko Ko Gyi and some fellow 88 Generation activists have decided the time is right for a direct role in the political arena to advance their vision for a democratic Myanmar. As the 2020 general election appears on the horizon, leading members of the 88 Generation Peace and Open ...
Last month Ko Ko Gyi, an 88 Generation stalwart and one of the organisers of the Four Eights Party's formation, rejected criticisms of the decision to embrace the historic date in submitting its filing with the UEC. “The '88 uprising is the backbone of the country,” he said at the time. “The comrades who actively ...
U Ko Ko Gyi said the UEC will decide on the party's application within 30 days. The main objective of the Four Eights Party is for every citizen to enjoy rights equally without discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender or social status. It also aims to establish a federal union and equality for all ...
By Htet Naing Zaw 19 December 2017. NAYPYITAW—Members of the 88-Generation student community on Tuesday registered a new political party, the Four Eights Party, with the Union Election Commission (UEC) in Naypyitaw. U Ko Ko Gyi, a leading figure in the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society and a senior ...
88-Generation student Ko Ko Gyi said that after making a decision on the party's name which will be the 'Four Eights Party', they would register it within the coming few days. He was speaking at a conference after the second meeting of the party organizing committee held in Yangon, Thingangyun Township ...
“When it comes to democracy, we can't talk about it by basing only on election; so I believe that democracy could be firmer and alive only if we are able to build a harmony of Three D- democracy, development and demography,” U Ko Ko Gyi said. The Four Eights Party will establish alliance with ethnic ...
88-Generation student Ko Ko Gyi said that after making a decision on the party's name which will be the 'Four Eights Party', they would register it within the coming few days. He was speaking at a conference after the second meeting of the party organizing committee held in Yangon, Thingangyun Township ...
Other members of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society including Ko Ko Gyi and Min Zeya have already left the organisation to establish a political party. Prominent leaders of the organisation still remaining with it include Min Ko Naing, Ko Jimmy, Nilar Thein and Mie Mie. Mya Aye, 51, said that in ...
Suu Kyi also appears to have been responsible for rejecting the candidacy of Ko Ko Gyi, a leader from the 1988 student uprising, who had the skills to potentially overshadow her. He had planned to run for the NLD in 2015 but, to the surprise of many, his name was omitted from the party's candidate list.
We will submit the required documents to conserve it. We will also argue for the conservation of other similar buildings,” U Ko Ko Gyi, vice chair ...
“Nationalism is going up because our small country is under so much pressure,” said democracy activist Ko Ko Gyi. For China, Myanmar is a ...


 

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