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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 ...


 

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